Fenmen to discover cup final opponents
THE Fenmen should discover the opponents for their first cup final in nine years next week. Cambridge City and Mildenhall Town are finally due to play their Cambs Invitation Cup semi-final at City s Milton Road ground on Thursday night. Wisbech will pla
THE Fenmen should discover the opponents for their first cup final in nine years next week.
Cambridge City and Mildenhall Town are finally due to play their Cambs Invitation Cup semi-final at City's Milton Road ground on Thursday night.
Wisbech will play the winners at Cambridge United's R Costings Abbey Stadium on April 29.
The Fenmen have been left waiting after the march was postponed due to an unfit pitch and a fixture backlog caused by a washout over Christmas has made it difficult for both clubs to rearrange the match.
Whoever they play Wisbech will be the underdogs but many will give them an outside chance after a resurgence of form under new manager Steve Appleby.
The Fenmen beat bottom club Wivenhoe 4-1 away in the Ridgeons Premier Division on Monday to claim their third win on the bounce.
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Appleby said: "The lads did very well on a terrible pitch. We're playing really well at the moment. The players are doing the ugly things well and playing good football."
Rory Harper scored from a one-on-one to give Wisbech the lead on 11 minutes.
Lewis Thompson doubled the advantage with a superb dipping volley from 25 yards in the 37th minute and Billy Smith headed home Jason Pease's cross for 3-0 in the 62nd minute.
Harper grabbed his second with a header from close range in the 90th minute before Wivenhoe scored an injury-time consolation goal.
Good Friday's fixture against Kirkley and Pakefield was postponed due to an unfit pitch and means Wisbech have seven league games and the cup final to fit into a month.
Appleby said: "We'll have to play two games a week for the rest of the season but I've got a good squad together and there is lots competition for places.
"We're winning games and the lads want to play so it won't be a problem.