Fenmen battle to make point

PUBLISHED: 11:49 29 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:22 02 June 2010

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION Woodbridge Town 1 Wisbech Town 1 VETERAN centre-back Steve Appleby came desperately close to snatching a late winner for Wisbech. Four minutes into stoppage time the 40-year-old carried the ball 70 yards before passing to Stuar

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION

Woodbridge Town 1 Wisbech Town 1

VETERAN centre-back Steve Appleby came desperately close to snatching a late winner for Wisbech.

Four minutes into stoppage time the 40-year-old carried the ball 70 yards before passing to Stuart Ablett on the right wing. Appleby just failed to make a decent contact with the midfielder's cross to the back post.

An unlikely source gave Wisbech the lead in the first half in dramatic fashion.

Right-back Lewis Cook, whose last goal was against Woodbridge on April 14 last year, smashed a stunning 30-yard volley into the top corner of the Woodbridge goal, leaving their keeper with no chance.

The hosts equalised midway through the second half when a cross from the right wing left an unmarked striker with a simple finish.

Wisbech created three chances to win the game in the last five minutes.

Billy Smith lobbed the goalkeeper but the ball landed just wide, and the same man set up Ablett, whose shot from inside the box was scrambled away, before Appleby almost stole the points.

Wisbech manager Roy McManus said: "This was a good, hard-working performance. We're a little disappointed not to have won after the chances we created but that's four games unbeaten on the trot, and the last three were won, so I'm happy with the lads' efforts."

Wisbech: Chris Horton, Lewis Cook, Jason Pease, Lee Day, Steve Appleby, Mark Jimson, Stuart Ablett, James McManus, Stuart Cobb (Scott Cubberely 85), Tom Benjamin (Darren Edey 80), Billy Smith. Unused sub: Wayne Morton.


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