Captain Cook reflects as Wisbech Town win second trophy in a fortnight
AFTER 16 years without a trophy Wisbech Town were celebrating again last Wednesday when they picked up their second piece of silverware in a fortnight.
The club’s reserves came from behind three times to secure a dramatic 4-3 extra-time victory against Soham Town Rangers to win the Cambs William Coad Cup.
The win last Wednesday came just nine days after the club’s first team had beaten Wroxham 1-0 to win the Ridgeons League Challenge Cup.
Reserves’ skipper Lewis Cook said: “Everybody gave absolutely everything to win the game and I always kept believing we would.
“The supporters really helped but the first team’s win spurred us on to prove that we’re good enough too. Players drop down to play with us at times and we’ve got lads who are pushing for a first-team place next year. It feels like a club here now and not two separate teams.
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“With seconds left Mark Jimson said ‘I’m fed up of being a runner-up’ and it gave everyone that final push to find an equaliser. He’s been brilliant this season and is a true servant to the club. That’s why we wanted him to lift the trophy with me.
“The game summed up our season really. We score great goals, give away soft goals and do everything the hard way but we won and that’s the main thing.”
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A brace from Sam Murphy and Darren Jimson’s injury-time equaliser took John Knight and Darren Edey’s side into extra time. Aaron McKenna scored the Fenmen’s winner.
Club director Dick Creasey said: “We can’t ask for any more than we’ve got from this season but the work doesn’t stop here.
“My motto to everyone has been this: Let’s be talking about winning leagues and not just cups next season. After all, the first trophy is always the hardest to win.
“Trophies are a bit like buses I suppose. You wait ages for one and then two come along at once!”