Hat-trick hero in demand

RIDGEONS LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION Woodbridge Town 1 Wisbech Town 3 STRIKER Scott Cubberley bagged his first hat-trick for the Fenmen but Wisbech boss Steve Taylor may face a fight to keep the player. King s Lynn have put in a seven day notice of approach

RIDGEONS LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION

Woodbridge Town 1 Wisbech Town 3

STRIKER Scott Cubberley bagged his first hat-trick for the Fenmen but Wisbech boss Steve Taylor may face a fight to keep the player.

King's Lynn have put in a seven day notice of approach for the 20-year-old.

Taylor said: "Scott's happy at Wisbech and I expect him to stay."

Cubberley spent much of last season playing on the left side of midfield but Taylor has used him as a central striker, alongside Nick Impey this term.

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Taylor said: "He's been played out of position a bit in the past but he's really enjoying his football now.

"He signed a Wisbech contract when he was 17 and he felt a bit of pressure.

"He's a good lad and I want to keep at Wisbech for the long-term."

Saturday's match saw the biggest Ridgeons League crowd of the day, with 435 spectators.

Wisbech's solid defence soaked up some early pressure and the Fenmen played their way into the game.

A Woodbridge player rattled the Wisbech post with a shot from 15 yards but moments later Cubberley produced some sublime skill to give Wisbech a 40th-minute lead.

The in-form striker brought down a high midfield pass, turned his marker and chipped the goalkeeper from 20 yards.

Cubberley doubled Wisbech's lead three minutes later when he shot through a crowded penalty area after a defensive mix-up.

Wisbech continued to boss the second half but the hosts pulled a goal back when a quick break finished with a striker hammering home from 15 yards.

But two minutes later Cubberley made the points safe when he beat a defender and sped into the penalty area before finishing with a low drive.

n Wisbech were due to play CRC in the Cambs Invitation Cup on Tuesday night but the match was called off due to floodlight problems. Full story on page three.

The Fenmen are away to league leaders Lowestoft Town tomorrow.

Lowestoft are unbeaten in the league this season.

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