Wisbech Town defeat Pinchbeck United in friendly clash
Goals from Eoin McQuaid and Liam Adams earned Wisbech Town victory in Tuesday night's friendly clash with Pinchbeck United.
McQuaid's first half opener was followed by Adams sealing the success with 10 minutes of the friendly contest remaining at the Sir Halley Stewart ground in Spalding.
The match was the Fenmen's first outing since their Northern Premier League South East Division was curtailed.
And Brett Whaley's side created the better chances throughout their return to action against their United Counties League Premier Division hosts.
They took the lead midway through the first half as Aaron Hart made the most of some defensive uncertainty in the home rearguard.
Although Knights goalkeeper Ben Martin made an excellent save to keep out Hart’s close range strike, McQuaid pounced on the rebound to drill home a low finish into the bottom corner.
Martin then had to deny McQuaid again moments later with a smart save before Adams fired a good opening over the crossbar.
Kuda Burutsa just failed to get a dangerous ball to the back post under control when well-placed for the home side before Martin again excelled with a superb reaction save to deny Jack Keeble.
Pinchbeck showed more attacking promise after the break with their triallist striker a prominent threat to the Wisbech defence.
He was denied by a decent stop from the Wisbech goalkeeper after a deft pass from Elliott Burrell before sending a shot just past the far post after a strong surging run.
Wisbech wrapped up the win with 10 minutes remaining as Adams latched onto a loose ball and powered into the box before firing home a low finish.
The Knights again went close in the dying throes with Connor Bell having a strong penalty appeal turned down after being caught by a late challenge having already got his shot away that flew over the crossbar.