Mowbray and Ba­con will siz­zle for the Fen­men


The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By MARK PLUMMER

WIS­BECH boss Steve Ap­pleby reck­ons he could have a mar­riage made in strik­ing heaven next sea­son.

Ap­pleby is ex­cited about the prospect of pair­ing new sign­ing Si­mon Mowbray with top-scorer Chris Ba­con in a po­ten­tially lethal Fen­men at­tack.

Ba­con fired 28 goals last term as Wis­bech fin­ished fourth in the Rid­geons Premier Di­vi­sion for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive sea­son, but he lacked a pro­lific part­ner to share the scor­ing bur­den.

And Ap­pleby thinks that will change af­ter snap­ping up Mowbray who spent the ma­jor­ity of last sea­son at Spald­ing be­fore mov­ing on to their United Coun­ties League Premier Di­vi­sion ri­vals, Black­stones. He cracked 23 goals in all.

Ap­pleby said: “I have said all along that I want to add two or three qual­ity play­ers this sum­mer and Si­mon cer­tainly fits the bill.

“We need to take some of the pres­sure to score goals away from Chris and I be­lieve Si­mon’s ar­rival can do that.

“I also feel they can form a re­ally good part­ner­ship to­gether. They are both play­ers who have a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing in their locker and I’m sure they can hit it off.”

Ap­pleby is now chas­ing a goal­keeper and flair mid­field player to com­plete his squad for next sea­son.

Wis­bech and March will both be play­ing their foot­ball in the Thur­low Nunn League next term af­ter the Vaux­hall car deal­er­ships took over spon­sor­ship from Rid­geons.

GRA­HAM Drury has wasted no time in mak­ing his mark af­ter re- turn­ing to the Stam­ford hot­seat.

Drury has made mid­fielder Sam Ives the first sign­ing of his sec­ond Daniels reign. Ives had a brief spell at Corby un­der Drury last sea­son and is also a for­mer Cam­bridge United player.

Drury has also per­suaded wing wizard Ty­rone Kirk and util­ity man Rob­bie Mad­dox - who were both in­volved in his last stint as Stam­ford boss - to re­main at the club.

Drury said: “I rate Sam highly. I had to re­luc­tantly let him leave Corby last sea­son but I’m pleased he has de­cided to sign for me again here.

“Ty­rone and I know each other well and I’m de­lighted to be work­ing with him again at the club I in­tro­duced him to many years ago.

“Ty­rone and I have dis­cussed his wish to play at a higher level and agreed that hard work and creative, im­pres­sive per­for­mances in a Daniels shirt will help him achieve his goal.

“And Rob­bie won the player-ofthe-sea­son award the last time we worked to­gether at Stam­ford so he’s an­other man I’m de­lighted to get on board.

Drury has also drafted in a cou­ple more ad­di­tions to his man­age­ment team.

Dean West was a player and coach in Drury’s regime at Corby and man­aged Lin­coln Moor­lands Rail­way last sea­son. Physio Chris Palmer has also fol­lowed Drury up the A43 from Corby.

RE­CENTLY sacked Stam­ford man­ager Tommy Brook­banks is back in foot­ball at Quorn.

The Le­ices­ter­shire side fin­ished sec­ond-bot­tom of Evo-stik Di­vi­sion One South last sea­son but are not ex­pected to be rel­e­gated.

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