Taylor faces his old club

PUBLISHED: 11:36 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:36 02 June 2010

WISBECH Town boss Steve Taylor will be facing his old club on Tuesday night when he brings the Fenmen to Ely City s Unwin Ground for a Ridgeons Premier Division clash. Taylor had two spells The Robins and left the club on bad terms. He was manager from

WISBECH Town boss Steve Taylor will be facing his old club on Tuesday night when he brings the Fenmen to Ely City's Unwin Ground for a Ridgeons Premier Division clash.

Taylor had two spells The Robins and left the club on bad terms.

He was manager from 1999-2001 and then again from 2003-2006.

He was joint manager with current Ely boss Dennis Lightning during his second spell at the club.

Taylor left his second spell at Ely claiming he had been stabbed in the back by board members after Lightning was asked to take sole charge of the team.

He said: "I left Ely on bad terms and I stand by the things I said at the time.

"But I'm still good friends with Dennis Lightning and I'm not coming back to Ely with any animosity, I'm coming to do a job and hopefully win a football match."

Taylor is expecting to bring two former Ely players with him - striker Nick Impey and attacking left-back Jamie Thurlbourne.

Lightning said: "I wished Steve the best of luck when he left Ely and I regularly keep in touch with him now.

"He's gone and done a good job at Haverhill and I'm sure he'll do a good job at Wisbech as well.

"They lost their first match on Saturday and so did we so both sides will be eager to get some points on the board and it should be a fierce battle."

Ely went down 2-0 at Lowestoft on Saturday, but beat King's Lynn Reserves 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Before then Taylor will be hoping to continue is love affair with football's oldest competition.

Wisbech are at home to Ridgeons Premier rivals Norwich United tomorrow in what will be the 128th FA Cup competition.

Taylor said: "A good FA Cup run is crucial to earn some money for the club and I'm hoping that we can gather momentum from what was an excellent performance on Tuesday night."

For the last two years Taylor, as Haverhill manager, has been the last Ridgeons League manager left in the FA Cup.


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