Wonder strike helps Wisbech Town thump table-toppers 3-0

FENMEN boss Steve Appleby has praised Wisbech Town’s most complete performance of the season, after they outclassed table-toppers Dereham Town on Tuesday.

Wisbech cruised to a 3-0 victory against previously undefeated Dereham, thanks to a brace from Andy Furnell and a wonder strike from Darren Jimson.

In a squad boosted by new signings, Appleby was quick to praise the impact of his new players.

He said: “I have brought in some fresh faces and three of them played yesterday and made a difference. The rest of the side also stepped up to the plate and showed what they can do.

“It was a big game for us, seeing whether we could perform against quality opposition. We did that, and we were the better side for most of the game.”

Andy Furnell powered the Fenmen into a 2-0 lead at the interval, and the game was sealed late on, when Darren Jimson scored a sensational lob from 45-yards.

Praising the midfielder’s “wonder goal”, Appleby said: “He took it brilliantly. We know that’s what he can do - he is a quality footballer.

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“But, we needed all the lads yesterday and everyone played their part. There were some marvellous performances and we proved what we can do.”

The resounding victory reinforced Wisbech’s 2-1 weekend win against Walsham-le-Willows, giving the Fenmen momentum as they head into their first round FA Vase tie with Cogenhoe United on Saturday.

Appleby said the competition could be a great chance for the side to grab some silverware.

He said: “We want to go as far as we can in the Vase, it’s a great opportunity. There’s no reason why we can’t do, we are as good as anyone in it.

“If you’re still in it at Christmas then you never know what could happen.”