Fenmen lose eight-goal thriller

PUBLISHED: 14:30 02 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

Wright scores for Wisbech
Felixstowe 5 Wisbech Town 3

Wright scores for Wisbech Felixstowe 5 Wisbech Town 3

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION Felixstowe and Walton United 5 Wisbech Town 3 WISBECH player-manager Gary Setchell is expecting a big response from his players after they were at the wrong end of an eight-goal thriller. He said: We conceded three goals from se

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION

Felixstowe and Walton United 5 Wisbech Town 3

WISBECH player-manager Gary Setchell is expecting a big response from his players after they were at the wrong end of an eight-goal thriller.

He said: "We conceded three goals from set pieces which is very disappointing. We had Stuart Ablett, Ricky Muggleton and Paul Cousins all unavailable so we didn't have a lot of height in the side, but we can't make excuses and it's something we have to work on.

"It was a cracking game for the neutral, but I'm gutted to score three goals away from home and come away with nothing.

"We've competed well against top sides like Lowestoft and Leiston so we should be able to beat teams like Felixstowe."

Wisbech now turn their attentions to Saturday's home league match against sixth-placed Leiston, who have at least four games in hand over every team in the division.

Wisbech lost 1-0 at the Suffolk club in December.

Setchell said: "We gave them a cracking game and I'm looking for another performance like that one.

"I'm certainly looking for a big response after Saturday's efforts."

Wisbech found themselves 2-0 down within 20 minutes of Saturday's defeat.

The first goal came from open play with debut-making Dwain Wright heading home from close range before Shaun Bell scored with a sweet volley from six yards after a corner.

Setchell pulled it back to 2-1 in the 22nd minute with a half-volley from the edge of the penalty box after a corner was cleared but two minutes later the hosts restored their two-goal advantage when Anthony Reeve's header bounced over his own goalkeeper Darren Hyde's head.

James McManus pulled it back to 3-2 with a free-kick from 25 yards early in the second half but Felixstowe captain Luke Hammond drilled home a free-kick for the hosts to make it 4-2 in the 53rd minute.

Felixstowe hit the inside of the Wisbech post 10 minutes later but Wright's second goal - a header from a corner made it 5-2 in the 64th minute

Scott Cubberley forced a good save as Wisbech came back and from the resulting corner substitute Lewis Thompson scored a header.


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