Wisbech Town hold high-flying Needham Market to goalless draw in pulsating game
WISBECH Town played out a goalless draw against league high-flyers Needham Market – and will use the result as an indication of the progress made in just two months. In August the Fenmen were trounced 4-0 at Needham Market in the FA Cup - but on Saturday held their own.
RIDGEON'S PREMIER LEAGUE
Wisbech Town 0 Needham Market 0
WISBECH Town played out a goalless draw against league high-flyers Needham Market - and will use the result as an indication of the progress made in just two months.
In August the Fenmen were trounced 4-0 at Needham Market in the FA Cup - but held their own in a pulsating tie at The Nest in Outwell on Saturday.
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Wisbech had the first chance after seven minutes, when Darren Jimson headed wide from a Billy Smith cross after seven minutes. Jimson had a 30-yard effort saved on 20 minutes.
Needham almost took the lead on 30 minutes but Kevin Horlock dragged his effort into the side netting, but Wisbech went straight down the other end and from a Smith cross Lewis Thompson headed against the post.
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In a frantic end to the half, Horlock also headed a Jimson header off the Needham goal line.
Wisbech could have taken the lead two minutes after the break after a move involving Scott Cubberley and Jimson left late arriving midfielder Stuart King in the clear - but his contact from close range was poor and the ball was cleared.
Needham Market saw several chances saved by Fenmen keeper Alex Street, and King nearly won it for Wisbech deep into injury time but headed over when well placed.
Wisbech lie tenth in the Ridgeon's Premier League and host Ely City tomorrow (Tuesday).