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Fenmen edge goalless first half at Ossett but concede four

By Pete Woodhouse

Both Wisbech Town FC and March Town United suffered away defeats on Saturday.

In Evo-Stik NP League Division One East, the Fenmen began well by edging the first half at Ossett United which ended goalless.

But the West Yorkshire hosts netted four in the second half including three in five minutes at Ingfield Stadium.

Swaffham Town 2 (8029495)
Swaffham Town 2 (8029495)

Attendance: 512.

On Tuesday last week Gary Setchell's troops lost at Cleethorpes Town 3-1.

Wisbech went behind after 18 minutes, but Toby Hilliard levelled. Then a penalty for handball gave Clee the half-time lead. The bar and post prevented the 10 men from going further behind but the hosts' third arrived on 87 minutes.

The Fenmen need to arrest their poor recent form is they are to avoid the drop.

They have the chance to bounce back at home to AFC Mansfield next Saturday.

Bottom six

Pickering Tn 30 7 8 15 29

AFC Mansfield 30 7 8 15 29

Wisbech Town 32 6 10 16 28

Spalding U 32 6 10 16 28

Carlton Town 30 7 5 18 26

Gresley FC 32 7 4 21 25

Thurlow Nunn League First Division North

March Town lost 2-0 at promotion hopefuls Swaffham Town with recent Shoemakers Lane arrival Ben Coe striking both goals for the Pedlars.

The Hares had already beaten Swaffham at home but could not complete a double.

The deadlock was broken in the 53rd minute thanks to a Coe solo effort, his first for the Pedlars after signing for them.

His second came just six minutes later, with the Hares unable to clear their lines from a free-kick.

March from: Allen, Barker, Cooke, Dalton, Emmington, Friend, Jackson, Akhtar, Rothery, Short, Kilford. Subs: Gibson, Murphy, Rawson.

Brett Whaley's March Town troops, who have slipped to sixth in the table with this defeat, host near-neighbours Downham Town – who are two places and five points behind the Hares – on Saturday.

Basement side Wisbech St Mary, who had no fixture last weekend, tonight (Wednesday) entertain promotion chasers Mulbarton Wanderers, who are in second. The Saints then on Saturday host Cornard United and in a busy period head to Downham Town on Tuesday.

Table: page 56.


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