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Wisbech and Saints lose but March victorious

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Wisbech Town went down 2-1 at Cleethorpes Town this afternoon in the Northern Premier League south east division.

In a goalless first half, Cleethorpes had the majority of possession on a windy day and Connor Marshall had a goal disallowed for the home team after 26 minutes after the referee spotted a foul

As Wisbech defended resolutely in front of a crowd of 265 at the New Linden, the Owls had another goal ruled out after 60 minutes for offside.

Captain Sam Spencer was on target for the Fenmen this afternoon. (17150352)
Captain Sam Spencer was on target for the Fenmen this afternoon. (17150352)

The breakthrough finally came when Oli Donald headed home a cross after 67 minutes, but Wisbech fought back and captain Sam Spencer equalised on 75 minutes.

However, big defender Donald headed his second from a corner nine minutes from time to seal the victory for the Lincolnshire team.

The Fenmen are now just five places and two points off bottom place.

Wisbech: Wilson, Whyatt, Marshall, Kaye, Curtis, Spencer, Maddison, Setchell, Earps, Hart, Rogers. Subs: Philip, Richardson, Shackleton.

Next game for Wisbech is in the FA Trophy at Southern League division one central outfit Kempston Rovers next Saturday.

In The Thurlow Nunn League first division north March Town United are now eighth after a good 1-0 victory in front of 82 spectators at The Wellesley against 16th place Great Yarmouth Town. Jack Friend was the scorer.

March: Congreve, Rawson, Kilford, Rothery, Emmington, Short, Burrows, Mazurek (Warren), Friend, Hamza (Tsaguim), Gillies.

Poor Wisbech St Mary stay rock bottom, however, after a 5-0 home thrashing against mid-table Norwich CBS at the ABC Meats Stadium. It's now eight defeats out of eight for the Saints.

In The Peterborough League premier division, fifth place Parson Drove were held 3-3 at home by 11th place Long Sutton on Friday evening. On Saturday, Tydd (13th) lost 4-1 at Peterborough North End Sports (4th) and bottom of the table Leverington Sports lost 1-0 at leaders Uppingham town.

In division one, 12th place Sutton Bridge United won 6-1 at bottom side Spalding Town.

In the Cambridgeshire County League premier division, Chatteris are fourth from bottom after a 2-1 home defeat against fourth place Eaton Socon.

In the Senior League A, March Town Reserves are in sixth place, just two points off the top, after a 6-2 home victory against second from bottom Bluntisham Rangers

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