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Joe Boachie goal after 69 minutes is difference between Boxing Day teams

By Fenland Citizen Reporter

A draw and a narrow defeat was the return for Wisbech Town FC over the festive period.

The Fenmen managed a 1-1 result at Frickley Athletic on Saturday, December 22, then on Boxing Day they were edged out 0-1 at home to Stamford in Northern Premier League Division One East.

Firstly at Westfield Lane, Sam Gaughran’s 18th minute header separated the sides at the break, but Frickley levelled.

Wisbech v Stamford (6251829)
Wisbech v Stamford (6251829)

A Joe Boachie goal after 69 minutes proved to be the difference between the sides on Boxing Day (attendance: 319) but of more concern to manager Gary Setchell was skipper Jon Fairweather missing the game at the Elgood’s Stadium.

Setchell said of the defender: “I’ve got to have a word with Jonno. He said he wanted to have Christmas Day and Boxing Day off.

“It’s unacceptable and I’ll be speaking to him this week.”

Wisbech v Stamford (6251831)
Wisbech v Stamford (6251831)

Setchell said of Stamford’s goal which had caught out goalkeeper Dan Swan: “I just asked Swanny: Were you out of position? He said no.

“It was a little bit of a mistake. I’m not blaming Dan because he’s been brilliant for us. It’s one of those things.”

Setchell added of the derby with the Daniels: “We couldn’t work any harder. Our quality wasn’t great, but theirs wasn’t either.

“It was two hard-working teams looking for a break. We know we have to work hard for our points. We know we’re a small fish but we have to be a bit better in the final third.”

Yesterday (Tuesday) was the New Year’s Day derby at Spalding, while on Saturday the Fenmen entertain Stocksbridge Park Steels, who are a point above second-from-bottom Wisbech.

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