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Point on the road sets Wisbech up nicely for home league clash with Sutton Coldfield



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Wisbech Town go into Saturday's home clash with Sutton Coldfield full of confidence after two good performances on the road.

The Fenmen followed up a 2-0 FA Trophy win at Bury Town with a 0-0 Pitching In Northern Premier League Midland Division draw on Saturday at Bedworth United, where they had enough chances on the artificial pitch to take all three points.

It's no coincidence that the turn-around in fortunes has come about after players have recovered from injury and the squad has at last become settled – although central defenders Luke Wilson and Jon Fairweather will miss Saturday's game because of a wedding.

Danny Draper in action for Wisbech Town's at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Danny Draper in action for Wisbech Town's at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM

Manager Brett Whaley said: "We have really improved our shape and we demonstrated that against Bedworth. It was quite a cagey game but we had our chances to win it."

In the first half Toby Allen headed just wide and, after Bedworth had enjoyed a better start to the second period, Wisbech came alive late on and Danny Draper, Flo Tsaguim and Dylan Edge twice all went close to getting the winning goal.

"We have tended to get better as games progress, but usually we've been chasing a game. On Saturday we were level and were looking to win against a decent Bedworth side who we felt were better than their 14th place in the league suggests," added Whaley.

Wisbech Town's man of the match Jon Fairweather. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Wisbech Town's man of the match Jon Fairweather. Photo: ERIN LARHAM

"It was the first time we've had the same back four in consecutive games this season and it showed. It was also the first time this season we haven't followed up a win by then losing. We are looking competitive in every game now."

Whaley said that London midfielders Daniel Palacios and Wilson Chingoka, who have impressed during trials at the club, have now made their moves permanent, although Palacios missed Saturday's game through injury.

Another midfielder, Layton Maddison, is also fit for Saturday after a long injury absence, but the club is yet to find out whether Jack Keeble will be suspended after being sent off while on loan at United Counties League side Holbeach United on Saturday. Oli Williams also got game time on loan, at Eastern Counties League side Swaffham Town.

On the Sutton Coldfield game, Whaley added: "It's a big game. They had a good win at the weekend and we've played well for the last four matches so both teams will fancy their chances. After three good away performances, where we have had increasingly good support, we are looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd and showing them how we have improved."

Action from Wisbech Town's match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Action from Wisbech Town's match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Aaron Hart during Wisbech Town's match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Aaron Hart during Wisbech Town's match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Action from Wisbech Town's match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Action from Wisbech Town's match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Wisbech Town sub Ben Richards during the match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Wisbech Town sub Ben Richards during the match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Substitute Luke Wilson during Wisbech Town's match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM
Substitute Luke Wilson during Wisbech Town's match at Bedworth United on Saturday. Photo: ERIN LARHAM


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