Fenmen's cup of joy

PUBLISHED: 13:15 08 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:12 28 May 2010

IT HAS been a busy week for Wisbech Town and they have experienced the highs and lows of football, both on the pitch and in the transfer market. Dane Harper, signed on loan from St Albans City, made his debut in Tuesday s 8-0 friendly defeat to Peterborou

IT HAS been a busy week for Wisbech Town and they have experienced the highs and lows of football, both on the pitch and in the transfer market.

Dane Harper, signed on loan from St Albans City, made his debut in Tuesday's 8-0 friendly defeat to Peterborough United and he will give Wisbech manager, Dick Creasey, options in midfield.

However, Lewis Brooks, who put in an encouraging performance in Wisbech's 4-1 FA Cup victory over Mildenhall Town, on Saturday, has left the Fenmen to join Grantham Town.

With the Fenmen facing a series of five away games, Creasey is eager to bolster his squad further. He 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.

"We should have Dane in the squad for at least a couple of months but I am always on the look out for new players and I expect to add to the squad very soon."

Wisbech face two Ridgeons Premier matches in the coming week, travelling to Stanway Rovers tomorrow (Saturday) before going to Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday.

And Creasey will be keen for his players to build on Saturday's FA Cup victory when two first-half penalties and a sending-off turned the game in favour of the home side.

In the space of four minutes, midway through the first half, Mildenhall conceded two spot-kicks, both of which were coolly dispatched by Danny Hammond.

Defender Marcus Herring was given a straight red card for his push on Liam Harrold which led to the second penalty and Wisbech were in control.

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.

The visitors did pull a goal back against the run of play on 65 minutes when Lewis Blois' cross from the left caught the wind and looped over Conroy.

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.

Luke Pepper will not play on Saturday after aggravating a foot injury sustained in the Mildenhall match but Mark Jimson will recover from a head injury sustained on Tuesday night.

Wisbech's next game in the FA Cup will be at Bury Town in the first qualifying round on Saturday, September 16.

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