Wisbech boss: 'Everyone did what I asked of them'
Interim Wisbech Town FC manager Kev Ward was delighted as his young team won their first game in 13 this afternoon, beating Spalding United 3-0.
Ward must have given himself a decent chance of landing the job on a permanent basis after masterminding an impressive, hard-working performance.
Afterwards, he told me: "The key to the victory today was that we worked harder and won individual battles. The pitch was a leveller and there wasn't too much football being played but the reality of it was I got those lads revved up.
"If we didn't win the first ball, we won second, we put it in key areas and I take my hat off to all 14 players involved. Tiago Nassunculo was given a chance to play up front and was very good and scored two goals. The new lad John Dean was very good too.
"I always say to my players 'you learn from experience' and the last two home games we've been 2-0 up but not managed the game properly and I wasn't going to let that happen today.
"This match was a massive learning curve on and off the pitch and man for man they scored eight or nine out of 10 for me. I asked players to go out and tick the boxes in areas they are good at and stay away from areas they're not so good at and every one of them did that. If we turn up on the day and produce that I think we can give anyone a good game.
"We have a tough game on New Year's Day at Stamford and not many people will give us a chance against them but if we can work as hard as we did today we will take points out of football matches. Hopefully, moving forward, we have games against the likes of Carlton and Worksop where I fancy us. The players enjoyed winning their first game in a long while today and they'll want that feeling again."