Gallery: Football round-up
RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION Dereham Town 1 Wisbech Town 4PAUL COUSINS may be regretting his move from Wisbech to Dereham after the Fenmen produced a stunning performance to claim their first win of the season. The defender, who was Wisbech s player of the
RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION
Dereham Town 1 Wisbech Town 4
PAUL COUSINS may be regretting his move from Wisbech to Dereham after the Fenmen produced a stunning performance to claim their first win of the season.
The defender, who was Wisbech's player of the year last season, was given a torrid time by striker Nick Impey who recovered from a virus to play in Tuesday's match.
Stuart Cobb tapped in from three yards after Billy Smith's low cross to give Wisbech a 17th-minute lead.
Impey turned Cousins to double the advantage after Lewis Cook's long throw after 57 minutes.
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Cousins brought Impey down in the box nine minutes later for a penalty which was converted by Gary Setchell.
Dereham pulled one back in the 75th minute with a when a striker scored after Chris Horton parried a penalty kick.
Scott Cubberley completed the scoring five minutes from time when he showed superb control to bring down Lee Day's long pass, then ran past the goalkeeper to tap into an empty net.
RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION
Wisbech Town 0 Tiptree United 1
THE Fenmen's run of failing to win on the opening day of the season now stretches back a decade.
Wisbech faced newly-promoted Tiptree United on Saturday with a heavily depleted squad.
Striker Nick Impey was missing with a virus, midfielder Stuart Ablett suffered a hamstring problem, Grant Rider was out with shin splints and Mark Jimson is recovering from a knee injury.
To make matters worse Wisbech's debut-making right-back Pat Bexfield, who has just been released by Norwich City and been in pre-season training with Cambridge United, left the field on a stretcher after half an hour.
Bexfield landed awkwardly after a challenge in front of the dugouts and was taken to hospital where it was discovered that he had broken his wrist.
Three minutes earlier Tiptree scored their decisive goal.
Liam White headed home at the back post after a deep cross.
Wisbech had Tiptree pinned back for long periods in the second half and captain Lee Day found the net when he converted a corner but the goal was disallowed for a push on the goalkeeper.