Wisbech St Mary defeated but there's still reasons to be cheerful
Wisbech St Mary 0, Diss Town 3
Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League First Division North
The Saints are still looking for that elusive first win of the season after losing to the Tangerines this afternoon – but there are plenty of encouraging signs that it will come sooner rather than later.
Paul Hunt's men controlled large chunks of the game against their mid-table visitors from Norfolk, but could not carve out clear cut chances, whereas Diss took all three of theirs.
In horrible conditions, with driving rain and 45mph winds, Saints were the better side in a first half in which they trailed 1-0, and played their part in a more open second period, and certainly did not deserve to lose by three goals.
The home team threatened early on and Josh Williams saw an effort well saved after 11 minutes, following good work from Evander Jose. Ten minutes later and Williams saw a long range effort fly narrowly over before a Karl Tansley effort was deflected on to the top of the bar.
But Diss opened the scoring after a 29th minute breakaway, Spencer Cawcutt curling an effort against the crossbar, only for James Bemrose to follow up with an assured finish to make it 0-1 at the break.
The second half was more of an end to end affair and Williams went close again on the hour with a shot that swirled in the wind and nearly caught out visiting keeper Alex Curl. But four minute later and Bemrose smacked home a superb finish to rather cruelly make it 2-0 to the visitors.
Saints came back and saw a header from sub Josh Brooke hacked off the line before, with the home team throwing men forward, Diss scored a third in the final minute through Ben Smith.
Wisbech St Mary: T Key, Smith, Bird, Goult, Robinson, Baker, Willmott, Jose, McKenna (Goodale 66 mins), Tansley (Brooke 60), Williams. Subs (not used): Hughes, A Key, Boughen.
Booking: Tansley (Wisbech St Mary) – foul.
Star man: Andy Willmott – ran the show in the first half and continued to impress after the break.