Wisbech boss angry over 'bizarre' fixtures
WISBECH Town player-manager Gary Setchell has been left bemused by Ridgeons League officials over fixture arrangements. His side have just played four games in 10 days but now face a 12-game lay off. There next match is at home against Felixstowe and Walt
WISBECH Town player-manager Gary Setchell has been left bemused by Ridgeons League officials over fixture arrangements.
His side have just played four games in 10 days but now face a 12-game lay off.
There next match is at home against Felixstowe and Walton United on April 25.
Setchell said: "It's bizarre really and I'm pretty angry about it.
"I've had to play games with severely depleted squads. We had to make a 180-odd mile round trip to Wivenhoe and back on Bank Holiday Monday and these holiday matches are always supposed to be local. My guys should have been able to spend time with their families.
"I suppose the fact that we've lost our last two games has made me feel a bit more bitter."
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Wisbech lost 2-1 at Wivenhoe on Monday and 5-1 at home to Kirkley and Pakefield on Saturday.
Kieran Doherty gave Wisbech the lead 15 minutes into Monday's game and hit the post minutes later before Scott Cubberley had a shpt well saved.
Wivenhoe equalised four minutes into the second half and struck their winner in the 83rd minute.
Wisbech endured a disastrous start to Saturday's match when they went 2-0 down within 15 minutes to two penalties and midfielder Stuart King had to leave the field after being knocked unconscious from a challenge.
The Fenmen found themselves 5-0 down buy the 71st minute and midfielder Richard Harnwell was sent off five minutes later for a second bookable offence.
But Scott Cubberley grabbed a late consolation goal when he headed cleverly over the visiting goalkeeper's head.