VIDEO: Appleby limits praise for ‘average’ performance after Wisbech Town win 4-1

WISBECH Town boss Steve Appleby has refused to go “overboard” with praise for his side following their 4-1 drubbing of Hadleigh United on Saturday.

Goals from Callum Reed, Matt Lunn, Neal Spafford and Lewis Thompson saw the Fenmen move up to fourth in the Ridgeons Premier Division with the comfortable win.

But Appleby said: “I think we were very average to be honest. I’m not going overboard about that.

“In spells in the second half we were touching on what we can do but in the first half it wasn’t good enough and at the end we got a bit sloppy.

“I think you’ve seen the good and bad of us. First half we weren’t at the races and we didn’t look particularly good. We got 1-0 up, which I didn’t think we deserved really.

“But second half we’ve come out and we’ve shown we can play and pass it, and when we do we will hurt any side in this league.”

Appleby reserved special praise for his flying winger Matt Lunn, who revelled in the sunshine of the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium - having a hand in three of the four goals.

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The Wisbech boss said: “On his day he’s unplayable and he was the one that really got us going. He drops the shoulder, away he goes and nobody can catch him. He’s got such quick feet.

“He’s a marvellous player. I just wish that sometimes he could realise how good he could be. There’s still a few things he can work on and he can player higher than this no doubt, he’s got the talent.”

Saturday’s victory banished all thoughts of a turbulent fortnight for the Fenmen, which included the resignation of assistant manager Chris Dear, a 9-0 drubbing at Mildenhall Town and then an emphatic 2-1 win over high-flying Dereham Town.

Appleby added: “The boys have to move on. I don’t ever want to forget Mildenhall and I hope the players don’t. It’s got to hurt, you’ve got to remember it and you’ve got to use it to drive you on. But Mildenhall was a freak result and it has past now.

“I’m not going overboard about this win but at least we’re going in the right direction again.”