Gallery: Well deserved point for Wisbech
PUBLISHED: 14:08 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:25 02 June 2010
RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION Wisbech Town 1 Wroxham 1 WISBECH boss Roy McManus punched the air with delight after watching his side hold on to take their fourth point of the season from last year s champions. The hosts had to dig deep and absorb a torrent o
RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION
Wisbech Town 1 Wroxham 1
WISBECH boss Roy McManus punched the air with delight after watching his side hold on to take their fourth point of the season from last year's champions.
The hosts had to dig deep and absorb a torrent of pressure in the last 10 minutes on a wet, drizzly afternoon at Fenland Park to secure a result that all but ends third-placed Wroxham's title challenge.
Wisbech goalkeeper Chris Horton pulled of a full-stretch diving save from a shot from 12 yards low to his right in the 91st minute and moments later a Wroxham attacker missed a golden opportunity when his header at the back post fell wide after a deep cross.
The visitors had taken a 32nd minute lead when a lobbed through-ball caused confusion between Horton and Wisbech skipper Lee Day and Ben Thompson sneaked in to lob the keeper from the edge of the box.
A Stuart Ablett penalty made it 1-1 in the 52nd minute after Mark Jimson was pulled down.
Darren Edey had two chances to score for Wisbech - in the fifth and 54th minutes - but the striker snatched at both efforts and fired wide.
Wisbech otherwise relied on long balls to the pacey striker Billy Smith, all of which were comfortably dealt with.
But the performance of the Wisbech back-line particularly from centre-back Paul Cousins and Horton saw the Fenmen earn a deserved point.
# Wisbech have Ridgeons Premier Division matches at home against Norwich United tomorrow and away to FA Vase finalists Lowestoft Town on Tuesday night.
McManus said: "I'm expecting two difficult matches. Norwich have picked up some impressive results recently, particularly a 3-0 win at CRC. Lowestoft have produced some superb performances in the FA Vase and they are attracting big crowds at home. They had more than 540 watch their 3-1 defeat to Soham on Saturday."
Midfielder James McManus returns to the Wisbech squad.
He missed Saturday's match when he became a father.
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