Wisbech Town 3 Desborough 0

The Fenmen got back to winning ways and made it four games unbeaten at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium with a convincing victory over Desborough Town.

Matt Lunn started a game for the first time in six weeks in place of James Tricks who dropped to the bench.

It took 12 minutes before the first attempt on target was registered, Callum Reed's shot on the turn heading straight into visiting keeper Richard Lavin's arms.

Neither keeper was really tested during the next 20 minutes, although Danny White did get behind the Desborough defence but his cross flew harmlessly into the side netting.

The deadlock was broken in the 31st minute with a rare piece of quality. Lunn fed Tom James on the edge of the box who returned it to him via a back heel and the midfielder took two touches into the box before curling the ball beyond Lavin with the outside of his right foot.

Desborough were enjoying plenty of possession and, apart from a couple of free kicks and corners, their attacks petered out.

Three minutes into the second half, Callum Reed spurned a glorious chance from six yards to double the Fenmen's lead, but he failed to make proper contact with Tom James' deep cross and Lavin was able to scramble the ball away.

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The visitors kept plugging away and at times Wisbech were hanging on, but two goals in the final ten minutes killed off any thoughts of a Desborough comeback.

With nine minutes remaining, Tony Battersby latched onto Lea Jordan's huge kick, beating the offside trap in the process, before hitting an early low shot across the keeper which went in at the far post.

Just two minutes later, Battersby was upended in the box and Callum Reed stepped up to score the resulting spot kick to give the scoreline a very flattering look.

Wisbech Town: Lea Jordan, Kieron Doherty, Scott Johnson, Jon Fairweather, Neal Spafford, Adam Millson (Callum Stocks 75), Callum Reed, Danny White, Tony Battersby, Tom James (James Tricks 75), Matt Lunn (Shane Green 89)

Sub (not used): Paul Cousins

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