December 4 2013 Latest news:
Words: James Podesta Pictures: Steve Williams
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Wisbech Town’s first home game since Steve Appleby resigned ended in a scrappy 1-1 draw with Boston Town.
Neither side deserved to win a game played in torrential rain which was high of commitment but lacked quality.
The tone was set within the first 30 seconds when Boston defender Jason Field was yellow carded for a late challenge on Neal Spafford.
Wisbech made the stronger start with Jack Friend and Tom James denied by last gasp challenges but it was Boston who took the lead in the 21st minute.
Field swung a free-kick into the box from near the half way line which Wisbech’s keeper Jack Thorpe fumbled.
The ball fell to Jordan Nuttall who could not miss from four yards out.
Wisbech were gift-wrapped an equaliser three minutes before half time.
Nick Jackson’s attempted backpass was woefully under-hit and James, who caused Boston problems all game with his trickery, ran on to it, rounded the onrushing Ricky Drury and slotted it into the empty net.
Wisbech almost got the perfect start to the second half but captain Scott Johnson’s speculative long range effort was tipped over the bar by Drury.
But the second half followed a similar pattern to the first half - full of endeavour but lacking in clear cut chances.
Jack Friend came closest to getting the winner when he reacted first to Danny White’s cross but his shot was deflected wide.
Both managers looked to their benches in the pursuit of three points but the game petered out into a draw.
Wisbech temporary manager Dick Cressey, who will remain in charge for Saturday’s home game with Yaxley, said there were positives to take from the game.
He said: “It was a hard game and both sides lacked a bit of quality but I was delighted with our workrate. There is plenty to build on.”
Wisbech: Thorpe, Spafford, Johnson, Fairweather, Cartwright, Reid, Butt (Gale), Millson, White, Friend (Tricks), James.
Boston: Drury, Lambley, Field, Jackson (Stocks), Wood, Wilson, Borbely (Maltby), Bull, Ford, Nimmo, Nuttall.