Jon is new skipper

Wisbech v Lynn - Shane Tolley and Wisbech Town's Jon Fairweather.
Wisbech v Lynn - Shane Tolley and Wisbech Town's Jon Fairweather.

Jon Fairweather is the new Wisbech Town FC captain for the season.

The vacancy has arisen because Paul Cousins, the previous skipper, has taken over the management reins with fellow senior pro Scott Johnson.

Joint boss Cousins said: “I was captain and Scott was vice-captain, but we needed to sort out someone else.

“I gave it to Jon because he has been fantastic all season and he showed why today.”

Cousins revealed that the team-up with Johnson persuaded him to take the job.

He said: “I wouldn’t have done the job if it was on my own, and neither would Scott. We both had a discussion.

“The board thought we should consider it. Scott and I had done a lot of work with the players.

“I thought why not? We’ve had a lot of phone calls and texts plus a lot of ex-managers ringing us saying that we should go for it.

“I’ve had a lot of experience playing at this level, 16 years, and Scott even longer as he is older than me.

“There’s a lot of knowledge, 30 years between us, so I think we’ll be all right.”

Next Saturday the Fenmen host Division One outfit Northampton ON Chenecks in the league cup.

Tuesday night saw a trip to Deeping Rangers, for whom Stacy Cartwright has just left the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium.

Cousins has promised one or two new faces, and added: “We need a striker to hold the ball up.

“We need a bit of a physical presence, to give the back four a bit of a break.

“We have been a bit under the cosh with the ball coming back to us quickly.

“On Saturday we worked hard all over the pitch, so the ball wasn’t coming back.”