Leaders Lowestoft too strong for Fenmen

PUBLISHED: 09:51 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION Wisbech Town 1 Lowestoft Town 3 RUNAWAY league leaders Lowestoft proved too strong for the Fenmen on Tuesday night. It could have been a different story with Wisbech striker Scott Cubberley spurning a great chance to give the hos

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION

Wisbech Town 1 Lowestoft Town 3

RUNAWAY league leaders Lowestoft proved too strong for the Fenmen on Tuesday night.

It could have been a different story with Wisbech striker Scott Cubberley spurning a great chance to give the hosts a 20th minute lead, shooting straight at the sprawling Lowestoft goalkeeper after James McManus hit the crossbar with a free-kick.

Reece Hunn finished at the back post after a cross from the right to give the visitors the lead in the 32nd minute.

The same man doubled the advantage, bundling the ball home from close range after another right-wing cross and Gary McGee put the result beyond doubt in the 72nd minute when he beat the offside trap to slot home for 3-0.

Cubberley scored a good 79th minute goal from a one-on-one.

Wisbech player-manager Gary Setchell said: "Lowestoft are one of the best Ridgeons League teams there has been for several years and they showed it.

"We competed well, but we had some key players missing and they had no weaknesses to expose."

Wisbech now turn their attentions to Saturday's league trip to Felixstowe and Walton United, who were beaten 3-2 by Lowestoft on Saturday.

Setchell said: "I had a chat to a few of the Lowestoft lads after the game.

"Apparently Felixstowe have just signed a lad from Colchester and a player from Sudbury so I'm expecting a tough game."

n Wisbech captain Paul Cousins was sent off on Saturday when Wisbech drew 2-2 at Walsham-le-Willows.

Cousins received a second booking in the 31st minute

The Fenmen were 2-0 up at that point after goals from James McManus and Stuart Cobb, a 20-yard lob.

Walsham dominated the second half and goals in the 49th and 75th minutes saw them earn a share of the spoils.


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