Appleby pleased with Wisbech Town’s start of the season but insists best is yet to come

Steve Appleby. Picture: Steve Williams.

Steve Appleby. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

WISBECH Town have made the perfect start to life in the United Counties League with two hard-fought wins.

Callum Reed, Jon Fairweather and Neal Spafford found the net as they kicked off their campaign with a 3-1 win at Wellingborough Town on Saturday.

The Fenmen then recovered from a disastrous start to beat Peterborough Northern Star 2-1 in a feisty derby encounter at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium yesterday.

They fell behind in the second minute to Wisbech old-boy Billy Smith but goals from Danny White and captain Paul Cousins sealed their second consecutive league win.

Boss Steve Appleby said he was happy with the six points but there is more to come from his side.

He said: “I’m happy with the two wins but we have been nowhere near as good as we can be.

“When you grind out results when you’re not at your best you’ve got to be pleased.”

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Appleby admits it will take time for his side to adjust to the new league.

He said: “It is very physical but we need to get used to that and implement our own game.

“You’ve got to earn the right to play but you can’t go over the top and get involved in the physical stuff.

“Our gameplan is to play football but we’ve not been allowed to play a lot of that.

“Give it two or three weeks and I’m sure we’ll get into our stride.”

Wisbech travel to Swaffham town in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary round on Saturday.

Appleby said: “I’m always focused on the league but a cup run could earn us some money and a bit of the limelight, which would please the chairman.

“Swaffham are flying at the moment so it’s not going to be easy but we intend to go there and win.”