Mowbray and Bacon will sizzle for the Fenmen
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.