NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Former Fenman Ross Watson hits winner as Yaxley see off Wisbech Town in UCL League Cup final

It wasn't to be for Wisbech Town, who were beaten 2-1 by rivals Yaxley in the final of the UCL League Cup. PHOTO: Ian Carter

It wasn't to be for Wisbech Town, who were beaten 2-1 by rivals Yaxley in the final of the UCL League Cup. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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The gloss was taken off a fine end-of-season run for Wisbech Town yesterday after the Fenmen were pipped 2-1 in the final of the UCL League Cup by rivals Yaxley.

Billy Smith and Liam Adams celebrate the winger's equalising goal in their 2-1 Leage Cup final defeat to Yaxley. PHOTO: Ian CarterBilly Smith and Liam Adams celebrate the winger's equalising goal in their 2-1 Leage Cup final defeat to Yaxley. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The game was one dominated by the actions of former Fenmen players; firstly with Matt Sparrow having to be taken to hospital in an ambulance after colliding with the advertising boards and, on the pitch, former Wisbech striker Ross Watson notching the decisive goal with eight minutes to play.

Michael Frew – formerly of Yaxley – also put his name in the headlines by receiving a red card in the second period.

There was little to choose between the sides in the first period until Dan Cotton fired Yaxley into the lead just seconds before the break.

Sparrow was taken to hospital in an ambulance following the collision. PHOTO: Ian CarterSparrow was taken to hospital in an ambulance following the collision. PHOTO: Ian Carter

To their credit, Wisbech responded well in the second half and got their equaliser thanks to a fine strike from youngster Liam Adams.

Wayne Morris then became the first player to see red after 71 minutes, before both sides were reduced to 10 men when Frew was given his marching orders just eight minutes later.

And the striker’s dismissal proved pivotal, as 10 minutes later Watson fired home from close range.

Yaxley goalkeeper Aaron Butcher claims the ball. PHOTO: Ian CarterYaxley goalkeeper Aaron Butcher claims the ball. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Tensions occassionaly ran high. PHOTO: Ian CarterTensions occassionaly ran high. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Michael Frew. The striker was later sent off. PHOTO: Ian CarterMichael Frew. The striker was later sent off. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Billy Smith. PHOTO: Ian CarterBilly Smith. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Edgaras Buzas. PHOTO: Ian CarterEdgaras Buzas. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Liam Adams. PHOTO: Ian CarterLiam Adams. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Liam Adams. PHOTO: Ian CarterLiam Adams. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Billy Smith. PHOTO: Ian CarterBilly Smith. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Michael Frew. PHOTO: Ian CarterMichael Frew. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Sam Murphy. PHOTO: Ian CarterSam Murphy. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Jon Fairweather wins a header. PHOTO: Ian CarterJon Fairweather wins a header. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Edgaras Buzas in action. PHOTO: Ian CarterEdgaras Buzas in action. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Billy Smith slides in. PHOTO: Ian CarterBilly Smith slides in. PHOTO: Ian Carter


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