Wisbech Town out of FA Cup after 4-0 defeat against Needham Market

WISBECH Town crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of fellow Ridgeon s Premier League side Needham Market. Wisbech made a bright start and could have led after three minutes. The crossbar, a header off the line and a goalmou

WISBECH Town crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of fellow Ridgeon's Premier League side Needham Market.

Wisbech made a bright start and could have led after three minutes. The crossbar, a header off the line and a goalmouth scramble stopped Paul Cousins' header opening the scoring.

The game was end-to-end afterwards, but Needham took the lead on 17 minutes when Danny Phillips slotted the ball past Fenmen keeper Alex Street.

Darren Jimson should have equalised 10 minutes later, after a Scott Cubberley cross from the left, but his effort was blocked on the line.


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And Wisbech were made to pay. On 36 minutes Phillips scored his second of the game by rounding Street and, a few minutes later, Daniel Thrower headed home from a corner.

Needham ended any hopes of a Wisbech comeback six minutes into the second half, when Charlie Defty fouled James Evans in the box and Phillips stepped up to complete his hat trick.

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The Fenmen now have two league games in four days, both at The Nest in Outwell. They entertain Walsham-le-Willows tomorrow (Saturday) and Histon Reserves on Tuesday.

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