Wisbech Town v Deeping Rangers

7.45pm  24 February 2015

United Counties League, Premier Division
Wisbech Town 2 Deeping Rangers 1 (att 110)

It's taken a good few years, but my visit to Wisbech Town's newish Fenland Stadium meant I'd completed the United Counties League for the first time.

The club have been based here for a few years, and like a lot of new venues at this level it's on the edge of town and functional rather than thrilling. The facilities are good though, a decent clubhouse for a pre-match pint, and a ground that has large sections of cover at both ends, and a small seated stand on the side opposite the clubhouse. There's also a collection of seats under the cover at one end, curiously positioned towards the corner and ignored, for this game at least, by spectators,

Wisbech are on a winning run and challenging for the title and, presumably, promotion. They did their chances no harm with a win against Deeping that was more comfortable than a 2-1 scoreline suggests.

The hosts started really well, played some great football and fully deserved the 2-0 lead they took into the half time interval. They should have extended their lead after the break, but failed to take chances as Deeping occasionally threatened to make things more interesting by pulling a goal back.

The visitors did get their goal eventually, but it was in stoppage time and with just seconds remaining Wisbech were able to claim all three points.









2 comments:

  1. Hi Steve, glad you enjoyed your visit. Just to clarify a couple of your points:

    The seats in the corner of the North End Stand are those which were installed to meet the ground grading requirements for step 4. They are in the corner so as not to impinge on the standing area behind that goal and visa-versa.

    We have not applied for promotion this season. We did in our final season in the ECL and finished in second place, which would have seen us go up. Unfortunately the board of directors had a change of heart shortly after the season finished and instead of taking promotion we moved to the UCL.

    Spenny
    Wisbech Town FC

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    1. Hi Spenny, thanks for your comment. I guessed the extra seats might be to comply with some ground-grading regulation. Shame you're not going for promotion, from what I saw the team could certainly compete at the next level, but I understand the extra costs involved in stepping up can be an issue.

      Cheers

      Steve

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