NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Wisbech St Mary put to the sword by high-flying Swaffham Town in heavy home defeat

A Wisbech St Mary player slides in during their loss against Swaffham Town. Picture: IAN CARTER

A Wisbech St Mary player slides in during their loss against Swaffham Town. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Wisbech St Mary boss Joe Simpson won’t dwell on a heavy home defeat last Saturday.

Action from Wisbech St Mary's match with Swaffham Town last Saturday. Picture: IAN CARTER

Action from Wisbech St Mary's match with Swaffham Town last Saturday. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Saints were thumped 7-0 by promotion-chasing Swaffham Town in a Thurlow Nunn League First Division North clash.

They fell behind inside the opening minute at the ABC Quality Meats Stadium and were four goals adrift by the interval.

A clinical visiting side added three further goals in the second period while debutant Ryan Harnwell was closest to a reply for Saints.

The former Wisbech Town man arrived late last week following a brief spell at Yaxley.

Action from Wisbech St Mary's match with Swaffham Town last Saturday. Picture: IAN CARTER

Action from Wisbech St Mary's match with Swaffham Town last Saturday. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Simpson said: “A slow start cost us and we found it difficult to get back into the game against a good side who put us the sword.

“We fell behind after 55 seconds and it was always going to be an uphill task from there.

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“We missed four or five chances which could have made the game very different, but we’ll dust ourselves down and move on.

“We’ve had a couple of good victories lately and we’re improving a lot.”

Wisbech St Mary manager Joe Simpson during his side's defeat to Swaffham Town. Picture: IAN CARTER

Wisbech St Mary manager Joe Simpson during his side's defeat to Swaffham Town. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Saints head to Haverhill Borough tomorrow, 3pm.