Appleby swoops for Napier and Sturman but Wisbech Town are stunned at the seaside

PUBLISHED: 15:01 04 November 2012

Steve Appleby.

Steve Appleby.

Archant

NEW signings Deakan Napier and Lewis Sturman made their Wisbech Town debuts yesterday - but the Fenmen were stunned by struggling Felixstowe and Walton United.

Wisbech boss Steve Appleby hoped to spring a surprise by including winger Napier, 21, and defender Sturman, 18, in his squad for the trip to the seaside.

But the plan backfired as third-bottom Felixstowe capitalised on a first-half defensive mix-up to claim a 1-0 win. It was Wisbech’s second league defeat of the season and one that ends a 10-game unbeaten run.

The loss also meant Appleby’s troops missed the chance to return to the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, as their title rivals Mildenhall Town and Dereham Town were beaten.

It was not the ideal start for Napier who has joined the Fenmen on a permanent basis. The right winger, whose former clubs include Histon and Needham Market, has never played lower than Step 4 in the non-league pyramid.

Young right back Sturman, who has signed on dual registration terms from Boston United, made his debut as a second-half substitute.

The Fenmen host Thetford Town in the league on Saturday.

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:29

Two Wisbech men who suffered fatal injuries in a crash on the A47 have been named.

Yesterday, 10:35

Today’s meeting of the general purposes committee of Cambridgeshire County Council is preparing the coming year’s budget. The Tory controlled council will approve a rise of 2.9 per cent. Here the leader explains why.

Yesterday, 17:08

Firefighters from Ely, Wisbech, Whittlesey and March were awarded for their innovation, leadership and exemplary service at the annual Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) Excellence Awards.

Yesterday, 15:24

Nursing staff who lobbied MP Steve Barclay, a newly appointed health minister, revealed 425 signed postcards have been delivered to his constituency office from those opposed to the pay cap on wages.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter