Five-star Wisbech Town crush Histon Reserves to net their biggest league win of the season
WISBECH Town netted their biggest league win of the season on Tuesday night as the Fenmen remain on course for their highest finish in seven years.
Braces from Andy Furnell and Ash Stevens and a goal from Tommy Treacher fired the Fenmen to a 5-0 victory over Ridgeons Premier Division strugglers Histon Reserves.
But, with 15 league games and a league cup semi-final against Stowmarket Town still to play, Wisbech boss Steve Appleby insists there is more to come from his side.
“I didn’t think we played that great but we did the job,” he said. “I would have liked to have seen us play a bit more football after we had got ahead.
“We are playing to finish as high as we can and you never know what could happen. People are still playing for their places.
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“Finally we are getting somewhere we want to be and if we can keep this team together I would like to think we could be there or thereabouts with a league challenge next year.
“I think it’s fair to say that we have been mid-table and below for six or seven years. Now we have moved into a new ground the appetite to push on has increased.”
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Tuesday night’s clash also saw a debut handed to Appleby’s surprise midweek signing Adam Weston. The 28-year-old midfielder - who was previously playing for Stamford - had also been appearing for March Town United’s injury-hit squad when available.
But Weston has now rejoined the Fenmen for his fourth spell with the club, after making his debut for Wisbech as a 19-year-old in 2001.
Appleby said: “I was after him in the summer but we have kept up that interest. He came off the bench on Tuesday and did well. Already you can see that he’s a good footballer and he will definitely bring something to the team.”
Wisbech welcome Walsham-le-Willows to the Tom Wood’s Beer Fenland Stadium tomorrow in a Wisbech-Standard-sponsored match.
Appleby said: “The lads are just happy to be playing again as it has been very stop-start. They’ve had quite enough of shopping with the missus on a Saturday.
“If we can get to a cup final and finish in the top six then that would be a great season.”