Fenmen face Posh tomorrow night
PUBLISHED: 13:11 04 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:10 28 May 2010
PETERBOROUGH United are to visit Wisbech Town tomorrow night (Tuesday) for a friendly fixture and the Fenmen will be hoping to field a number of new faces. The visit of Posh comes just three days after the Fenmen progressed in to the FA Cup first qualifyi
PETERBOROUGH United are to visit Wisbech Town tomorrow night (Tuesday) for a friendly fixture and the Fenmen will be hoping to field a number of new faces.
The visit of Posh comes just three days after the Fenmen progressed in to the FA Cup first qualifying round thanks to a 4-1 home victory over fellow Ridgeons Premier side Mildenhall Town.
However, new signing Lewis Brooks, who put in an encouraging performance on Saturday, has left the Fenmen to join Grantham Town and Wisbech manager Dick Creasey is eager to bolster his squad ahead of a busy week of fixtures.
Creasey said: "I am hugely disappointed to lose Lewis but he wanted to play at a higher level and we couldn't stand in his way.
"I am hoping to sign a couple of new players before Tuesday night and give them a run out against Peterborough."
Creasey will be keen for his players to repeat the performance of Saturday, when two first-half penalties and a sending-off turned the game in favour of the home side.
Mildenhall started brightly and a couple of long-range efforts threatened Nick Conroy's goal but the Fenmen found their feet and Liam Harrold forced Mildenhall's Ben Nower into a smart stop on 13 minutes.
The deadlock was broken on 25 minutes when good work from Luke Pepper and Darren Jimson put Liam Nimmo in on goal and he was pulled down by the Mildenhall skipper Andy Eady.
Danny Hammond dispatched the spot kick confidently and his penalty-taking skills were called upon again just four minutes later.
Nimmo's dangerous cross from the right wing flew across the face of goal and referee Matthew McLaughlin awarded another penalty for a push on Harrold by defender Marcus Herring.
Herring was given a straight red card and Hammond repeated his penalty success to double the Fenmen's lead.
The impressive Pepper was carried off the field after a challenge by Dan Heron but Wisbech pushed on and extended their lead just two minutes before the break. Andy Lodge was played in on the left wing and he scampered in on goal before producing a superb finish into the bottom right corner.
Wisbech looked set to extend their lead in the second half and Nimmo hit the post before substitute Graham Rush was spared the blushes of an own goal when his defensive header looped over the visiting keeper and just passed the post.
The visitors did pull a goal back against the run of play on 65 minutes. Lewis Blois' cross from the left caught the wind and looped over Conroy and in to the top corner.
But the game was put beyond doubt three minutes later when Harrold flicked on a throw in and substitute Stuart Cobb ghosted in at the back post to nod the ball in to the net.
Wisbech will visit Bury Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round on Saturday, September 16.
Luke Pepper is doubtful for the game against Peterborough United but Lee Hudson should play some part. Wayne Morris will not play through injury and Danny Hussey is unavailable.
Saturday's Wisbech team: Nick Conroy, Chris Dear, Andy Lodge, Danny Hammond, Luke Pepper, Martin McNeil, Darren Jimson, Stuart Appleby, Liam Nimmo, Liam Harrold, Lewis Brooks. Subs: Mark Jimson, Stuart Cobb, Kieran Doherty, Darren Edey.