Exciting times ahead for the Fenmen
AFTER becoming embroiled in a relegation dogfight and securing their Ridgeons Premier Division safety with just two games remaining last season, the Fenmen will be pleased with their mid-table finish this term. Wisbech host Felixstowe and Walton United o
AFTER becoming embroiled in a relegation dogfight and securing their Ridgeons Premier Division safety with just two games remaining last season, the Fenmen will be pleased with their mid-table finish this term.
Wisbech host Felixstowe and Walton United on Saturday in their final game and, whatever the result, they can finish no lower than 12th.
It is expected to be Wisbech's last match at The Nest, in Outwell, where they have played for two years after leaving Fenland Park and preparing for a move to Lynn Road.
It is believed the new ground will be ready for next season.
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Wisbech Town website editor Spencer Larham said: "We got 39 points from 40 games last season and we have already achieved 51 from 38 games this year, which shows there has been good progress.
"There is a lot of optimism for next year with the move to Lynn Road. It will be great to be back in Wisbech and we expect to draw bigger crowds and attract more players.
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"Steve Appleby's done well since he's come here and many people expect he will be here for the long term."
He added: "Soham went from finishing eighth in 2007 to winning the league the following year, so that shows what can be done, but I think most people will be happy to see us push towards the top six."
Wisbech lost 2-1 at Newmarket Town on Saturday.
Robbie Harris gave Wisbech the lead in the first minute.
Stuart Cobb was stretchered off and taken to hospital 20 minutes into the second half. It was later discovered he had suffered ankle ligament damage.
Steve Bell equalised shortly after and Steven Bugg scored Newmarket's winner from the penalty spot.