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Setchell slams sloppy Wisbech Town

Wisbech Town boss Gary Setchell felt his side ‘let themselves down’ in Saturday’s home defeat to Tadcaster.

The Fenmen slumped to a third defeat in five league and cup matches with a 4-1 reverse against the Yorkshire outfit.

Michael Frew replied to first-half goals from Tadcaster’s Billy Whitehouse and Casey Stewart as the Brewers took a 2-1 advantage into the interval.

Things went from bad-to-worse after the interval when an Aiden Savory brace sealed a commanding win for the visitors.

After the game, visibly dejected Setchell held no punches with his assessment of the Wisbech performance.

He said: “I always try to be as honest as I can after every game and today we didn’t deserve to get anything from the match.

“I said to the lads after that that’s probably the first time the players have let me down at home in more than a year.

“They’ve done it once or twice away but never here until today.

“I felt we were devoid of energy, we didn’t really compete, we made Tadcaster look like Brazil at times because we didn’t put pressure on the ball, we were weak in contact and we didn’t have that fire in our bellies.

“I had players playing at 60 or 70 per cent, but we are not in the UCL now and you can’t do that at this level.

“It’s more of a mental thing than to do with ability, but we’ve let ourselves down. Let’s hope it’s another year before it happens again.”

Last night, the Fenmen were due to host Great Shelford in the Cambs Invitation Cup and on Saturday they welcome Kidsgrove Athletic to the Elgoods Stadium in the Buildbase FA Trophy.

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