VIDEO: Appleby wonders what might have been after Wisbech Town enjoy triumphant Easter
WISBECH Town boss Steve Appleby was left wondering what might have been after his side took maximum points from their Easter fixtures.
The Fenmen followed up Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Great Yarmouth Town by beating high-flying Ely City 2-1 yesterday (Monday).
Fourth-placed Wisbech are six points behind third-placed Brantham Athletic and Appleby admitted that disappointing results against “lesser sides” had cost them.
“You obviously wonder what might have been,” he said. “We picked one point up from three games recently and that was the period that killed us.
“If we had eight more points then it would still be very interesting - but that’s all ifs and buts.
“Mathematically we can still catch them (Brantham), so I’m not ruling it out. Obviously it’s not in our hands but our target is just to win the last four games.
“We’ve never had a problem playing the top sides. It has been the points we have dropped to lesser sides that have cost us.”
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New arrival Denny Escorcio scored Wisbech’s 100th goal of the season in Saturday’s victory over relegated Yarmouth.
His first goal for the club, and a Chris Bacon strike, secured the points as youngsters Sam Murphy and Danny Emmington impressed.
Goals from Neal Spafford and Jon Fairweather fired the Fenmen to their second win in three days against Ely.
Appleby said: “I thought we thoroughly deserved to beat Ely. We wanted it more and we were the better side.
“A lot of people rant and rave that we haven’t done as well as we could have done this season but we have turned ourselves into a top four side within a year and that’s no mean feat.
“Now we have to put pressure on ourselves to kick on.”
The Fenmen travel to Felixstowe & Walton United, who they drew 0-0 with a fortnight ago, on Saturday.
Appleby said: “They are an awkward side, as we found out at our place.
“They basically tried to shut up shop and we tried to break them down – we’ll be trying to do that again.”