'Exciting' times ahead at Wisbech St Mary, says boss Arran Duke

PUBLISHED: 12:22 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:41 03 October 2016

Action from Wisbech St Mary's 2-0 win over Braintree Town Reserves.

Action from Wisbech St Mary's 2-0 win over Braintree Town Reserves.

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There was double cause for celebration at Wisbech St Mary last weekend.

Wisbech St Mary manager, Arran Duke.Wisbech St Mary manager, Arran Duke.

Not only did the villagers bounce back from their 6-1 mauling at the hands of Stowmarket Town with a convincing 2-0 success over Braintree Town Reserves, but the club also announced that a new stand is to be built at its Beechings Close ground – another massive step in the club’s rise in local football.

The club confirmed on Friday (September 30) that a new 50-seat stand is to be built by Peterborough company Sports Ground Development, alongside improvements to its existing floodlights.

The work, which will get underway this week, is expected to be finished by Christmas, and is the next phase in what is an exciting period in the history of the club, according to manager, Arran Duke.

“It’s another huge step forward,” he said. “It’s a sign of intent that we want to continue to progress as a club. It’s a very exciting time.”

St Mary celebrated by bagging their sixth win of an impressive season thanks to first half strikes from Ryan Lennon and Dean Miller, meaning they now sit in seventh in the Thurlow Nunn Division One, just three points off of third place.

Duke said: “It’s nice to get back to winning ways. It’s especially pleasing to get a new clean sheet with it.

“We brought in new signing Jordan Goult in the back four and he fitted in well. We rode our luck at times but everyone dug deep to get the win.”

The villagers return to league action this Saturday against strugglers Leiston Reserves.

Leiston, who sit second from bottom in the table, have only won two of their 13 league games to date, conceding 56 goals in the process.

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