Wisbech manager hopes first defeat livens his players up

WISBECH TOWN manager Steve Appleby hopes that last night’s 2-1 defeat against Haverhill Rovers, their first of the season, will act as “a wake-up call” to his players.

Appleby has been less than impressed with recent performances even though his side had gone five matches unbeaten and admitted last night’s defeat had been coming.

He said: “I think we have got away with a few results and hope our first defeat acts as a wake-up call.

“Performances had started to slide a bit despite our attempts to address things and now I want a reaction. It was a poor display but on another day we might have got a draw.”

Scott Carter grabbed his first goal of the season but it was not enough to stop Wisbech, who had Simon Flanz sent-off, from losing their unbeaten streak.


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Appleby’s men travel to Radcliffe Olympic on Saturday for their FA Cup Preliminary Round encounter. The Nottinghamshire club play in the same league as St Andrews who the Fenmen thumped 5-0 in the last round.

“We get the chance to bounce back quickly on Saturday which is ideal and would love a good cup run,” said Appleby.

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