Mixed day for Wisbech Town as first team lose but reserves reach cup final

Ridgeons Premier Division: Great Yarmouth Town 2 Wisbech Town 1

WISBECH Town’s three-game winning streak came to end despite creating a hatful of chances at Yarmouth.

The Fenmen dominated the first half but only Ash Stevens could beat the inspired Yarmouth ‘keeper whose woodwork was rattled on a number of occasions.

The home side improved after the break and equalised from the penalty spot after Paul Cousins had committed a foul. They scored a break-away winner in the 85th minute to clinch victory.

Spencer Larham, the club’s website and programme editor, said: “On another day it could have been an easy win, especially in the first half but their ‘keeper played well.

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“The game became more of a battle after the break and Yarmouth improved. They seemed to deal with the wet conditions a bit better in the second half than they did in the first.”

Aaron Turner returned from his spell at Lakenheath to replace the injured Lewis Thompson in the middle of midfield. Matt Lunn, Anthony Reeve and the suspended Scott Johnson were also missing for Wisbech.

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It was a better day for the club’s reserves who reached their first Cambs cup final in five seasons after beating Linton Granta 1-0.

Aaron McKenna’s stunning overhead kick settled the tie and skipper Lewis Cook admitted it was a goal worthy of winning any match

Cook said: “Aaron’s goal was Rooneyesque. It’s one of the best goals I’ve actually ever seen.

“What a goal it was. Both teams were fairly even but one bit of individual brilliance settled the game. Everybody put in a shift and we’re all delighted.

“With Daz Edy not being here we left him a voicemail to remember.”

The Fenmen’s second-string will play Soham Town Reserves in April’s William Coad Cup Final.

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