Lowest crowd enjoys emphatic win

THE FENMEN were back in the Ridgeons Premier Division top six after this emphatic win over the bottom club last Tuesday night at the Tom Woods Beers Fenland Stadium.

Perhaps the only disappointment was only 82 spectators turned up for the game and it was the lowest attendance so far at the new ground.

Wisbech came close to scoring on several occasions before finally taking the lead after 26 minutes when skipper on the night Andy Furnell hit a low shot from the edge of the area.

Seven minutes later Ash Stevens made it 2-0 and then Histon had their goalkeeper stretchered off injured and Furnell grabbed a second goal on the stroke of half-time when Stacy Cartwright’s shot was blocked.

Stevens made it 4-0 five minutes after the break and you sensed Wisbech could go onto a hatful of goals but they did not score again until injury time when substitute Tommy Treacher cut in from the left and beat the keper witha shot across the face of goal.

Manager Steve Appleby said: “We scored five goals but it was not a five star performance.

“We had a decent spell in the first half but after we had gone 3-0 up we stopped doing the simple things.

“Not surprisingly after so many games called off we showed a bit of rustiness but on the night we got the three points which was the main thing.”

Skipper Paul Cousins was delayed by work arriving and was an unused substitute

Wisbech: Lea Jordan, Simon Flanz, Stacy Cartwright, Jon Fairweather, Anthony Reeve, Billy Smith, Paul Jones, Lewis Thompson, Andy Furnell, Ash Stevens, Matt Lunn. Subs used: Darren Jimson (for Furnell 70), Adam Weston (for Reeve 70), Tommy Treacher (for Stevens 70).