Seven of the best for Fenmen
PUBLISHED: 12:48 24 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:33 02 June 2010
STEVE TAYLOR made a stunning start to his reign as Wisbech Town manager – following up a 2-1 win over Unibond Premier Division outfit Boston United with a 7-0 drubbing of soon-to-be ground-sharers Outwell Swifts. Both were pre-season friendly matches and
STEVE TAYLOR made a stunning start to his reign as Wisbech Town manager - following up a 2-1 win over Unibond Premier Division outfit Boston United with a 7-0 drubbing of soon-to-be ground-sharers Outwell Swifts.
Both were pre-season friendly matches and Wisbech outclassed Outwell on Tuesday night, three days after their shock win in Boston.
Scott Cubberley latched on to a rebound to open the scoring after five minutes of Tuesday's match.
James McManus hit the post with a spot-kick three minutes later and close-range efforts from Anthony Reeve, Billy Smith and Nick Impey made it 4-0 by the 28th minute and McManus made amends for his error by increasing the lead 10 minutes before the interval.
Wisbech made eight changes at half-time and created numerous chances before Grant Rider scored two goals in three minutes to complete the rout.
In the 73rd minute, Rider cut in from the left, turned his marker and fired a shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net.
He then latched on to a loose ball and finished from five yards after Stuart Cobb's shot was parried.
On Saturday, left-back Jamie Thurlbourne, making his first appearance for the Fenmen, started and finished a move to open the scoring with a 12-yard left-footed shot which curled away from the goalkeeper.
Ten minutes later Stuart Ablett doubled the advantage.
A good passing move put Billy Smith away down the right wing and after he rounded the full-back, his floating cross reached the unmarked Ablett who scored with a looping header into the top corner.
Boston pulled one back in the 52nd minute when Gary Bull fired in a low hard shot through a crowded penalty area.
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