Spalding United 2 - 0 Wisbech Town
- Credit: Archant
Wisbech were powerless to prevent Spalding United from making it seven wins from seven in this season’s United Counties League with a comfortable 2-0 win last night.
A string of good saves from Lea Jordan and some wasteful finishing meant the Fenmen went in to the break all square but Lewis Webb broke the deadlock in the 47th minute and substitute Mark Jones scored a spectacular second in injury time.
Wisbech, for all their battling qualities, did not create a clear-cut chance in the whole game.
Spalding dominated the first half but missed a series of gilt edged chances.
After a quiet opening 10 minutes, Spalding seized control and Dan Cotton had the first good chance of the game.
He attacked Lee Beeson’s cross with intent but could only direct the ball over the bar from six yards.
Sam Mullarkey then sprung the offside trap but was denied by a good save from Jordan.
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Lee Beeson thought he had scored after 25 minutes but his effort was ruled out for offside.
Jordan then once again thwarted Mullarkey from 12 yards and, on the stroke of half time, the striker dragged Cotton’s cross wide of goal when it looked easier to score.
Wisbech fell behind two minutes into the second half.
Mullarkey, with his back to goal, laid the ball back to Lewis Webb who shifted the ball on to his right foot and fired home from 12 yards.
Wisbech gradually gained a foothold in the game but Spalding always looked more likely to grab a second goal.
Lee Canoville was denied by yet another smart save by Jordan and Jones scuffed his shot wide when clean through.
Former Spalding player Tom James had the chance to sneak an unlikely draw in injury time but his free-kick was easily gathered by Michael Duggan.
He cleared the ball upfield and Jones sealed the win with a memorable 40 yard strike which sailed over Jordan and went in off the upright.