Captain Williams urges Wisbech Town to rediscover ‘winning feeling’ after nightmare start

CAPTAIN James Williams has insisted that there is no panic at Wisbech Town despite the club losing their first four league games.

Wisbech’s nightmare start to the season worsened on Saturday as a three-wicket defeat to Godmanchester left them reeling in the Tucker Gardner Premier Division One relegation zone.

The pre-season title hopefuls had already suffered narrow defeats to Sawston and Khalsa as well as an opening day drubbing at newly-promoted St Ives.

“There is no panic,” said Williams. “We do not have a squad that deserves to be in the bottom two - we have just had a bad start.

“It’s like we haven’t woken up to the season yet. I can’t see us being down there towards the end of the year.

“We have only lost five games in the last two seasons and now we have lost four on the trot. It’s pretty much the same team and I really don’t know what’s happened. Sometimes teams go through this.

“I have had four pops at the players after four games. We have got competitive lads in that side and we all hate losing - I just don’t think we have had the rub of the green.”

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Williams top-scored with 28 as Wisbech were bowled out for 139 at Harecroft Road in their latest defeat. The all-rounder has also tried to inspire his troops by bowling in the last two games - despite carrying a serious shoulder injury.

One boost for Wisbech is the arrival of their Australian seamer Drew Jones, who will be hoping to make an instant impact when they travel to Nassington tomorrow.

Williams added: “We do have to reassess. Pushing for the title is a big ask now but we just need that first win and then we’ll build from there.

“We need that winning feeling and the boys will be back hungry for it tomorrow.”