‘We’ll miss Nimmo’ - Appleby bemoans lost striker as Wisbech Town draw a blank

MANAGER Steve Appleby said Wisbech Town would miss striker Liam Nimmo after he scored for Holbeach United in a week where the Fenmen drew a blank.

Nimmo scored the United Counties League side’s winner against Wellingborough Town on Saturday, just 48 hours after signing. The striker, who is also still registered for Wisbech, had not played since November due to work commitments and travel.

Appleby said: “I think if you ask any local side they would love a Liam Nimmo. When you lose someone like him, of course you’re going to miss him.

“He is the sort of player we needed this week.”

Wisbech failed to score for the first time in 11 Ridgeons Premier Division games during a 0-0 draw with Woodbridge Town on Saturday.

And, despite dominating last night’s clash with Diss Town, the Fenmen were again unable to find a finishing touch and lost 1-0.

Appleby said: “The Diss ‘keeper had a blinder and we didn’t take our opportunities. Then we got stung with a late goal. That’s football.

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“Everyone expected us to beat Diss but everyone expected Man City to beat Swansea.”

Appleby admitted that the goalless week had dealt a huge blow to any remaining hopes of promotion.

He said: “I think we’ve made it very, very hard work for ourselves. I never said we were going to win anything or get promoted - all I wanted to do was better last year’s fourth-placed finish.

“Results and tables don’t lie and we will have to see at the end of the season whether we’ve done that.

“I think it’s Wroxham’s to lose but there’s a lot of football still to be played and there will be a lot more results that shock people.

“There’s no easy games in this league and nobody has a divine right to win anything.”

Appleby suffered another setback this week as goalkeeper Ricky Lovelace picked up a shoulder injury which could see him sidelined for six weeks.

Shot-stopper Tom Roberts, who played for March Town United in two FA Cup derbies against the Fenmen this season, is now set to sign for Wisbech.

Appleby said: “I’ve known Tom since he was a young lad at Spalding. He’s always been capable and he’s not always got the breaks he’s deserved.

“We saw, first hand, Tom getting chucked in at the deep end for March in two big FA Cup derbies against us. He handled that very well and I’ve got no qualms putting him in. It’s probably Tom’s shirt to lose now.”

Wisbech are without Ollie Pinner and Callum Reed for their trip to Stanway Rovers on Saturday.