Lunn leads charge as Fenmen go into fourth

Wisbech Town FC v Hadleigh match action
Wisbech Town FC v Hadleigh match action

Wisbech Town 4, Hadleigh 1

THE Fenmen moved into fourth place in the Ridgeons Premier Division with a comfortable win against struggling Hadleigh at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium on Saturday.

But manager Steve Appleby was not entirely satisfied with his side’s performance commenting: “It was a good result but not one of our better performances as we showed the good and bad side of our game.

“It was frustrating in the first half but after the break once we got the ball down we played some good stuff and could have had more goals. Matt Lunn showed what he is capable of and really got us going.”

Wisbech did not make the best of starts to the game with their passing very ragged and against a better side may well have paid for the poor start with Ryan Rayner forced into a good save to keep the game goalless.

Wisbech might have scored too with Callum Reed shooting just wide and Jon Fairweather heading into the goalkeeper’s arms.

The home side eventually took the lead after 38 minutes when Matt Lunn broke from midfield and set up Reed to stroke the ball past the advancing keeper into the net.

Wisbech were a lot more assured after the break even with Reed having to go off sick and replaced by Nick Davey. Sam Murphy was again in good form as he strives to stake a regular place in the midfield.

Lunn was always a big threat to the visiting defence and he came up with a second goal engineered by himself five minutes into the second half.

He went off on another of his runs before his tame cross was blocked but followed up with a low shot into the net.

The winger continued his top performance by setting up a third goal with a pass from the bye-line for skipper Neal Spafford to find the net after 65 minutes.

Lewis Thompson added a fourth goal 16 minutes later when substitute Paul Jones’s corner was only punched into his path at the far post. There should have been more goals too with Bacon and Lunn missing out on good chances and four minutes from time Hadleigh gained a consolation goal.

Appleby added: “It was another good three points and hopefully we can build up a run of results now. Callum Reed was sick before the game and again at half-time so we decided it was best to take him off. Anthony Reeve and Chris Bacon were also feeling their groins but should be all right for Saturday.”

Wisbech: Ryan Rayner, Anthony Reeve, Neal Spafford, Simon Ashton, Stacy Cartwright, Callum Reed, Lewis Thompson, Sam Murphy, Chris Bacon, Jon Fairweather, Matt Lunn. Subs: Paul Jones, Nick Davey, Ollie Gale.