Spilsby Town 3, Fishtoft 1

Action from the clash between Spilsby and Fishtoft.
Action from the clash between Spilsby and Fishtoft.

Not for the first time this season, Spilsby had to come from a goal down to register their fifth win of the campaign.

Spilsby started the game well and controlled the pace of the game, creating two good early chances for Turner and captain Twigg, but against the run of play Fishtoft sprung the off side trap and scored the opening goal.

Manager Edgley changed the formation of the team after 30 minutes and moved Wager to centre half, pushed Twigg into midfield and young Joe Epton up front with Dales.

This had immediate effect with Spilsby pushing Fishtoft onto the back foot,

Turner was causing problems with his pace and energy and was unlucky to not help Spilsby level after great work on the left flank. Spilsby then missed another good chance just before the break, this time Matty Barker volleying wide from 10 yards.

Mark Ingram was bought on at half time to replace Lieshman.

Within 15 minutes Spilsby turned the game on its head. Just after the restart Spilsby were awarded a corner, Dales swung the ball in and after a mix up Fitzgerald pounced on the loose ball to get Spilsby level.

Spilsby had really upped the tempo and were snapping into every tackle and breaking forward at every opportunity.

Ingram won the ball and sent Dales away down the right. He held of his marker then powered past the last defender, and as the keeper came out Dales coolly slotted past him.

Then with 15 minutes of the second half gone man of the match Dales was bought down. He shrugged of the injury and took the free kick, bending it in to the box for Wager to volley home his first goal since 1990.

To their credit Fishtoft came back at Spilsby to try and get back into the game but the Spilsby back four were in no mood to concede another goal.

Matty Barker playing his last game before going to play for the African Nations team for four weeks was at his very best, and when Spilsby did get a shot away the new Spilsby number 1 Richard Hudson made two stunning saves.

The game was marred by a bad facial injury to Ingram just before full time, the club wish him all the best.

Manager Edgley said: “I was pleased with the reaction of my players after going a goal behind. With all the problems we have had this season with player availability, one thing that can’t be said is that my team doesn’t have character and fight.

“The team looks like a different group of players from a few weeks ago when I had a public rant at them. The response I have had from them individually and as a team has been brilliant.

“As long as my players keep putting in performances like the last two weeks’ we will be fine.”