Holders Wisbech Town exit Ridgeons League Challenge Cup

HOLDERS Wisbech Town’s 12-game unbeaten run ended last night as they exited the Ridgeons League Challenge Cup after a 1-0 defeat at Norwich United.

A first-half penalty was enough to consign Steve Appleby’s Fenmen to defeat in the second round clash at a damp and foggy Plantation Park.

Striker Liam Nimmo was sent off in injury time for a second bookable offence as Wisbech’s hopes of retaining the trophy they won in May - the club’s first for 16 years - ended.

The reverse finished Wisbech’s sensational run, stretching back to their 9-0 drubbing at Mildenhall Town in September.

The Fenmen will be looking to bounce back immediately in Saturday’s massive home Ridgeons League Premier Division clash with Brantham Athletic.

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Appleby’s side are third in the table while Athletic are just three points ahead of them in second.

However, star striker Chris Bacon - who has scored 13 league goals this season - will miss the game through suspension after picking up five bookings.

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