Wisbech looking to sink the Yachtsmen

PUBLISHED: 12:23 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:25 02 June 2010

THE Fenmen will be hoping to become the first club to do the double over Wroxham this season, when last year s champions come to Fenland Park tomorrow. Third-placed Wroxham will be looking to get their title bid back on track after slipping to a 2-1 home

THE Fenmen will be hoping to become the first club to do the double over Wroxham this season, when last year's champions come to Fenland Park tomorrow.

Third-placed Wroxham will be looking to get their title bid back on track after slipping to a 2-1 home defeat to Haverhill Rovers - a side Wisbech recently thumped 5-1 - on Saturday.

Wisbech pulled off a shock 2-0 away win over Wroxham on December 22, but The Yachtsman have been in fine form since that defeat, having won 10, lost three and drawn two of their league games.

Wisbech manager Roy McManus said: "It will be a pretty special achievement for us to do the double over the league champions and I'm hoping a large crowd will come and cheer us on.

"I'm expecting a tough challenge because this is a massive game for them and they will be needing a victory to keep pace with Soham and Needham Market."

McManus will be sweating on the fitness of star striker Billy Smith who picked up a knock on the knee in Wisbech's 2-1 Ridgeons Premier Division victory at Walsham-le-Willows on Saturday.

Midfielder Wayne Morton suffered a shoulder injury in training and is unlikely to feature in tomorrow's match, but Stuart Ablett returns from suspension.

Veteran centre back Steve Appleby has made a full recovery from a back injury and will be in the squad.

The 40-year-old was an unused substitute on Saturday when superb goals from Smith and Darren Edey saw Wisbech claim their second successive league win.

Edey fired the Fenmen into an 18th-minute lead when he skilfully lobbed the goalkeeper from a tight angle on the right wing.

The hosts equalised 10 minutes into the second half when a well-struck free-kick flew straight through the Wisbech wall.

But the Fenmen produced the perfect response when Smith made a 30-yard run and outstripped three Walsham defenders before calmly slotting home the winner.


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