Gallery: Wisbech Town hit five in FA cup against St Andrews
WISBECH Town continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-0 thumping of St Andrews in the FA Cup.
Four late goals finished off the visitors’ 10-man resistance and made it a perfect beginning to life at the Tom Wood’s Beer Fenland stadium.
Manager Steve Appleby said: “To be honest we didn’t play very well.
“I think a bit of pressure got to the lads really with the big build-up. I felt we didn’t really get going. We were a bit flat but at the end of the day getting through to the next round of the F.A Cup is what it’s all about.
“There was a great crowd and a big turn-out which is marvellous and I hope it continues. The supporters will go home happy but we made hard work of it.”
Wisbech could have had the game wrapped up long before half-time but spurned several good opportunities after Tom Williams was sent off for his second bookable offence just past the half-hour mark.
The Fenmen took the lead in the 11th minute when Scott Carter’s deflected shot put the home side in front although it looked as if Tommy Treacher got the final touch.
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Craig Parker struck the post before Andy Furnell went close with a drilled effort as Wisbech dominated. Yet the game and atmosphere soon became as damp as the weather.
Appleby said: “The game went really quiet in the second-half. The sending off didn’t do us any favours. I tried to re-address it at half-time. I wanted us to get on the ball but it just didn’t happen.”
Sub Darren Jimson scored a fantastic free-kick from the edge of the area before Craig Parker made the game safe with ten minutes left by slotting the ball under Chay Carter.
Darren Jimson added his second following good work from Craig Parker before the wide-man completed his own brace by finishing off a sweeping move in injury-time.
Wisbech Town: Jordan, Flanz, Murrell, Cousins, Reeve, Morris (Thompson), Lunn, Carter, Furnell (Jimson 66), Treacher (Stevens 66), Parker - Subs not used: Stuart Cobb and Lewis Cook
Man of the match: Craig Parker - Tore St Andrews to shreds in the second period. Scored two, created one and was fouled to earn the free-kick for Jimson’s first.