Roberts’ departure leaves Wisbech Town with looming FA Vase goalkeeping headache

Tom Roberts, left, has left Wisbech Town.

Tom Roberts, left, has left Wisbech Town. - Credit: Archant

Joint-boss Paul Cousins admits Wisbech Town will have to sign another keeper in the wake of Tom Roberts' departure.

It will be business as usual for the Fenmen this afternoon when Lea Jordan retains his number one jersey for the arrival of Long Buckby. However, his understudy's departure to Spalding United leaves Wisbech without a goalie for their FA Vase trip to Gornal Athletic later this month because Jordan is ineligible.

Cousins said: 'We'll operate with one 'keeper but Tom said he was going to play for us in the FA Vase.

'He's decided to leave and Lea is cup tied. He played in the competition for Eynesbury. We're going to have to get someone in on loan for that day or something like that.'

Cousins and Scott Johnson have about a fortnight to sign a shot-stopper ahead of the November 16 clash. Today, Wisbech will be looking to stretch their unbeaten United Counties League Premier Division run to three games when they welcome the team who pipped rivals King's Lynn Town to the title in 2011/12.

'We're hoping to try and get on a bit of a run,' said Cousins, who will be without defender Jon Fairweather this afternoon.

'It's a strange old league at the minute. Sleaford, who beat us 4-3, lost 5-0 to Holbeach in midweek and when I saw them against Spalding I thought they were poor.'

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