Wisbech Town 3 Marske United 1: Fenmen pick up first home win of campaign

PUBLISHED: 15:51 16 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:51 16 September 2018

Wisbech Town manager Gary Setchell Picture: IAN CARTER

Wisbech Town manager Gary Setchell Picture: IAN CARTER


Wisbech Town recorded their first home win in the Evo-Stik League with a comeback which saw three goals in nine second-half minutes.

Marske United – another of the sides promoted from Step 5 last season – arrived at the Fenland Stadium unbeaten in the Evo-Stik League Division One East, but Gary Setchell’s men were certainly not intimidated by their opponents.

The first half saw few chances for either side, but it was the visitors who went into the break a goal up thanks to a controversial penalty in the 43rd minute, which was won and converted by Craig Gott.

The second half was 10 minutes old when a header from recent signing Sam Gaughran brought the Fenmen level.

Ryan Harnwell grabbed his first goal of the season to give Wisbech the lead six minutes later and when Sam Murphy’s looping header from Danny Setchell’s free-kick found the net two minutes later, the visitors’ long trip from the very north of North Yorkshire was to be a pointless one.

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