Perfect start for Wisbech Town – but manager Brett Whaley wants more

Wisbech football v Newport Pagnell Town. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech football v Newport Pagnell Town. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Brett Whaley insists there is plenty of hard work ahead despite enjoying a perfect start to his Wisbech Town reign.

The Fenmen launched their United Counties League title challenge with back-to-back victories – seeing off Newport Pagnell 3-2 at the Fenland Stadium last Saturday and then hitting the road to triumph 4-2 at Peterborough Northern Star on Tuesday night.

“To have picked up six points without playing well is pleasing, but it is also frustrating at the same time,” said Whaley.

“Both games have been too open for my liking and we need to get back to doing the things we were doing well in pre-season. People often say it is the sign of a good side to win games when not playing well, but good sides don’t continue to play poorly. We definitely have a lot of work to do and a lot more to give.”

Danny Beaumont made an immediate impression following a move back to Wisbech from higher-level Wroxham only 24 hours before the campaign kicked off.


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He hit their first goal of the season to break the deadlock against Pagnell. Stuart Cobb doubled the advantage before the visitors hauled themselves level.

But Billy Smith produced a stunning strike to earn a victory that was followed up in another high-scoring clash in Peterborough.

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Wisbech fell behind after just three minutes at Northern Star, but they transformed the game thanks to a Smith penalty and a Charley Sanders strike.

Cobb struck for the second successive game just after the half-hour, but the home side halved their arrears just before the hour.

New recruit Declan Rogers climbed off the bench to hit a glorious clincher in his competitive Wisbech debut.

Whaley added: “It was great to get Danny back. I took a phone call from him out of the blue last Friday and jumped at the chance to bring him back to the club. We have some really good attacking options now.”

Wisbech switch their attention to the FA Cup tomorrow when they host Diss Town at the Fenland Stadium, kick-off 3pm, in an extra preliminary round tie.

? Nick Davey left the Fenmen this week to join Wroxham, who play in Ryman Division One North

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