If the scoreline looks tight, Daventry were in control until a crazy last couple of minutes when the hosts threatened to take a point after being 4-0 down with just 20 minutes to play!
Daventry got off to the best possible start going 3-0 up at half time!
Nat Gosnal-Tyler opened the scoring after just 5 minutes. A long throw wasn’t dealt with and the ball fell to Nat Gosnal-Tyler who turned the ball into the net. Minutes later Daventry had a two goal lead. A dangerous George Ball corner fell to Jack Bowen who headed in from close range. Ten minutes later Adam Confue smashed home a fierce shot via the post after good work from Gosnal-Tyler who crossed to Confue.
Wisbech did have a couple of minutes spell before half time where they looked more dangerous. Just before half time a deflected shot hit the bar with Martin beaten. It was not enough though and a three nil half time lead didn’t flatter Daventry.
The second half started in the same vein. Wisbech’s keeper Jake Frestle made a great save from a header off his own player to prevent an own goal. Alas for Wisbech this was for nothing as Daventry made it 4. Good work from Tom Lorraine who was fouled in the box in the build up saw the ball run to George Ball who side footed into the net to score his easiest goal of the season.
With Daventry cruising, the game took a bizarre twist in the final 20 minutes which saw manager Arron Parkinson frustrated at the final whistle. Firstly Rodrigo Goncalves got what looked to be a consolation goal for Wisbech with a brilliant curling shot from the edge of the area giving Martin little chance. In the 89th minute it was 4-2 as Danny Draper took advantage of poor defending to head home a cross. Just a minute later a grandstand finish was put in place as Wisbech took advantage of more poor defending to make it 4-3. Avelino Vieira the scorer to set up a frantic last couple of minutes.
However, despite pressure from the hosts, Daventry held out to win the game 4-3. This result puts the Purple Army 13 points above the relegation area and surely safety.
Wisbech Town: 1 Jake Frestle, 2 Theo Lukyamuzi (Corey Newman 50′), 3 Tom Mcleish, 4 Jack Keeble, 5 Luke Wilson, 6 Layton Maddison, 7 Rodrigo Goncalves, 8 Sam Murphy, 9 Sam Bennett (Avelino Vieira 46′), 10 Toby Allen (Enoch Opayinka 73′), 11 Danny Draper
Subs: 12 Avelino Vieira, 14 Corey Newman, 15 Enoch Opayinka, 16 Brody Warren, 17 Joseph Gascoigne
Daventry Town: 1 James Martin, 2 Joe Coleman, 3 Bleu McNeil, 4 Jeff Woodward, 5 Lewis Burgess (Ross Harris 59′), 6 Adam Confue, 7 George Ball (Taylor Orosz 66′), 8 Jack Finch, 9 Jack Bowen (Dylan Wilson 61′), 10 Tom Lorraine, 11 Nat Gosnal-Tyler
Subs: 12 Taylor Orosz, 14 Dylan Wilson, 15 Jamie Andrews, 16 Ross Harris
Saturday 26th February 2022, 3pm
Northern Premier League – Midlands Division