Six-in-a-row Wisbech up to highest position

Football Action - Wisbech Town (red) v Kirkley
Football Action - Wisbech Town (red) v Kirkley
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Wisbech Town 3,
Hadleigh Utd 1

Wisbech Town went up to their highest spot in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division table this year after triumphing in arctic conditions on Saturday.

The Fenmen notched their sixth league win in a row against this season’s FA Vase quarter-finalists. Snow decimated the league programme with just one other senior division match reaching a conclusion.

The Elgood’s Fenland Stadium, which had seen two postponements in the previous two Saturdays, coped with the freezing conditions.

Wisbech are now up to second in the table, just two points behind leaders Dereham Town. Wisbech were one up at half-time via Callum Reed’s 10th minute goal although Hadleigh hit the bar.

The Fenmen made it 2-0 on the hour with a strike from the in-form Neal Spafford and on 67 minutes Adam Millson made the three points safe. The visitors replied with a late consolation.

Wisbech boss Steve Appleby said: “It was superb. We played really, really well apart from the first ten minutes we created and put in a very industrious performance.”

Appleby was not expecting the match to be off: “Our pitch does not take to water but for everything else it is pretty good.

“When I woke up and it wasn’t snowing I thought there would be a game – it was a bit of role-reversal that we played and most teams didn’t.

“Callum Reed was back to his best in particular and we’re looking good at the minute.

“You look at the table and it is showing more of a true reflection.

“The teams are about level and we have games in hand over the teams below us. Only Dereham are in front of us and we have got to play them.

“We have won six on the trot and we just need to carry on the good work. We just know we are in a good position. We are looking no further ahead than the next game.”

Appleby took Anthony Reeve off as a precaution because he had picked up a booking and had then made a couple of fouls.

Wisbech: Jordan, Fairweather, Johnson, Reeve, Cartwright, Reid, Bacon, Millson, Spafford, White, Reed. Subs used: Cousins, Lunn, Gale. Not used: Jackson, Roberts.

l The home game against Felixstowe & Walton Utd which was postponed last week has been rearranged for Thursday, April 18 (7.45pm). The home game against Woodbridge Town takes place two days before this in a busy penultimate week of the season.