Setchell impressed with Fenmen's performances

PUBLISHED: 11:17 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:16 02 June 2010

Wisbech Town fc v Northampton Spencer, FA Vase qualifer 2nd round

Wisbech Town fc v Northampton Spencer, FA Vase qualifer 2nd round

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION Wisbech Town 0 Dereham Town 2 WISBECH player-manager Gary Setchell is convinced his side will not become embroiled in a relegation scrap this season after watching them produce two good performances in four days. The Fenmen follo

RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION

Wisbech Town 0 Dereham Town 2

WISBECH player-manager Gary Setchell is convinced his side will not become embroiled in a relegation scrap this season after watching them produce two good performances in four days.

The Fenmen followed up Saturday's 2-0 league win at Woodbridge with a defeat to Dereham by the same scoreline on Tuesday night.

Setchell said: "It was a really good game of football between two hard-working teams. The result is obviously disappointing but I couldn't have asked for any more from the lads.

"The match could have gone either way and Dereham are a top side.

"Our performance was very good against Woodbridge and it's been a good response to our poor showing against Northampton Spencer in the FA Vase."

Wisbech were on top for the majority of the first half of Tuesday's game with striker turned right wing-back Billy Smith causing constant problems to the Dereham defence.

But the Fenmen were dealt a blow when captain Paul Cousins left the field with an injury.

Dereham caused more problems in the second half but Wisbech's Rory Harper forced a fine save with 20 minutes to go.

Minutes later the visitors took the lead and then added their second in the 83rd minute.

Wisbech finished the game with 10 players after centre-back Anthony Reeve was sent off for a second booking.

Wisbech are 14th in the 22-team table with 12 points from 10 games.

Setchell said: "We will definitely not be having another season like last year - I believe we will be well away from the relegation scrap."

Wisbech have no game on Saturday when FA Vase first round matches will be played.

The Fenmen's next game is away to Felixstowe and Walton United on October 10.


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