Wisbech Town FC
Sat 03 Feb 2024  ·  Premier Division North
Wisbech Town Football Club
Wisbech Town FC
Newark & Sherwood United
Home win for The Fenmen

Home win for The Fenmen

Alan B4 Feb - 10:34
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Hard fought win for The Fenmen, including 40yd lob of the keeper by Toby Allen

Report courtesy of Adrian Lynn

Someone once said it's a funny old game, and that proved to be the case at Fountain Fresh Park this afternoon.
Visitors Newark & Sherwood dominated play for the first 25 minutes and should have taken the lead, but the Fenmen struck twice in five minutes to turn the match on its head.
The first goal, after 27 minutes, was a spectacular effort from 40-plus yards by leading scorer Toby Allen, who connected with the ball which looped over the visiting goalkeeper for his 21st goal of the season.
Five minutes later a corner on the right was turned in at the far post by man-of-the-match Harry Twite, his first goal for the club.
After these setbacks Newark continued to hold the upper hand and it was only excellent saves by Dan George which kept the visitors at bay.
But in first-half stoppage time Newark reduced the arrears from the spot after a foul in the area. The visitors might have wondered how they managed to be behind at the interval, but they have a poor record in front of goal and their shooting was off target.
The second half saw Wisbech mostly on the defensive but, with Twite outstanding, they managed to hold out and George made more important saves.
There was a controversial moment midway through the half when Ethan Wilson was clearly elbowed in the face, but the referee deemed it a yellow card after a discussion with the linesman.
Wisbech can consider themselves somewhat fortunate, but at the end of the day it's the three points that count.
Wisbech: George, Reed, Wren, Twite, Mattless (c), Wilson, Ward, O Williams, Allen, Challinor, A Williams. Subs used: Kacirek, Murkin, Howe, Roberts.
MoM: Harry Twite.
Att: 167.

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Sat 03 Feb 2024






Premier Division North

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Wisbech Town
Newark & Sherwood United
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Shirt and Seated Stand Sponsor - Eastern Frames UK Ltd
Ground Sponsor - Fountain Fresh Imports Ltd
Town End Terrace Sponsor - Fenland Fire
Lynn End Terrace Sponsor - Flow-screed
Pitch Board & Training Shirt Sponsor - Harding & Wagg Homes Ltd
Pitch Board & Match Sponsor - Buntings Travel
Club Sponsor - Wisbech Carpet Warehouse
Player Sponsor - Harrison Tractors
Player Sponsor - GS & AJ Rider Tiling Ltd
Player Sponsor - Fountain Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy
Player Sponsor - Lincs Joinery Services
Player Sponsor - W&B Brickwork