NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Defeat at Harborough hits Wisbech Town’s title hopes

Wisbech Town boss Gary Setchell saw his beaten at Harborough. Picture: IAN CARTER

Wisbech Town boss Gary Setchell saw his beaten at Harborough. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town’s title challenge suffered a blow last Saturday as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Harborough Town.

Gary Setchell’s side dropped to third in the United Counties League Premier Division as a result of the setback in Leicestershire.

They now trail leaders Yaxley by six points, but do boast three matches in hand on the table-topping Cuckoos.

All the goals arrived in an eventful first half at Bowden’s Park, with Ben Williams putting Harborough ahead after just five minutes.

Daniel Bendon levelled the scores for Wisbech 20 minutes later and the Fenmen were unlucky not to take the lead themselves with good chances falling to Alex Beck and Michael Frew.

Aaron Preston restored the hosts’ advantage on the verge of half-time and despite dominating large spells of the second half Wisbech, who handed a debut to latest signing Jamie Thurlbourne, were unable to force an equaliser.

Setchell’s side can’t afford any more slip-ups if they are to maintain their push for the Premier Division crown and will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they welcome Daventry Town to the Elgoods Fenland Stadium tomorrow, 3pm, weather permitting.

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Wisbech then travel to Wellingborough Whitworth on Tuesday night ahead of a return clash against Daventry next Saturday (March 10).

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