First Team vs. Wisbech Town (1 : 3)

Saturday, 2 March, 2019 - 15:00
Evo-Stik League East Division

Sheffield FC had a trip to forget on Saturday, when they headed south to the Cambridgeshire - Norfolk border, and were handed a deserved defeat by a Wisbech Town side that had been beaten 5-1 weeks earlier. 

It was a substandard performance from the visitors from the off, and they were on the back-foot almost immediately, with Alfie Eagle having to be at his best to stop a marauding run down the right by Toby Hilliard. 

With eight minutes gone the poor start was made even worse, as Danny Setchell put a flat corner into the mix, and rising up above everyone was Jonathan Fairweather - on his 400th appearance - to head the home side in front. 

The precursor to Storm Freya was giving The Fenmen an apparent advantage with the gust behind their backs, and the visitors' cause wasn't being helped by some curious calls from the officials, with Hillier nearly capitalising on a generous interpretation of "onside" only to be denied by a fine save from Jonathan Hedge. 

Officials aside, Club were doing themselves no favours in the contest, and Michael Frew should have doubled the lead with an unmarked header that sailed over the bar. 

Eventually Sheffield got going, and it was Stuart Ludlam that went closest with a half-volley that whistled just over, after Adam Chapman had won in the middle following a Ted Cribley Corner. 

The visitors levelled in injury time much against the run of play, following a bustling solo run from young Alfie Eagle who burst through the defence, winning a challenge and seeing the ball ricochet into his own goal by Adam Millson. 

With the wind at their backs, it would be prudent to expect Sheffield to turn the screw on the hosts, and despite a bit of early pressure Wisbech never really looked troubled. 

In the 78th minute The Fenmen made Club pay, again with a set-piece delivered by Setchell, with the unmarked Hilliard heading home the corner to make it 2-1.

One minute later any doubt in the scoreline was wiped out, Sheffield failing to clear their lines and setting the ball up on the edge of the area to Setchell, who drove home to add a goal to his two assists. 

Wisbech Town: 1 Dan Swan, 2 Jack Keeble, 3 Oliver Gale, 4 Jonathan Fairweather, 5 Samuel Gaughran, 6 Adam Millson, 7 Sam Murphy, 8 Danny Setchell, 9 Michael Frew, 10 Toby Hilliard, 11 Eoin McQuaid
Subs: 12 Tyler Wright, 15 Layton Maddison, 16 Aaron Hart, 17 Oliver Shackleton, 18 Harry Peasgood

Sheffield FC: 1 Jonathan Hedge, 2 Stuart Ludlam, 3 Alfie Eagle, 4 Samuel Wright, 5 Tyreece Robinson, 6 Adam Chapman, 7 Edward Cribley, 8 Andrew Gascoigne, 19 Luke Rawson, 10 Marc Newsham, 11 James Gregory
Subs: 12 Mitchell Dunne, 14 John Pugh, 15 Richard Patterson, 16 Jamie Yates, 17 Darryl Winter


Man of the Match: 
Alfie Eagle