Wyberton's unbeaten league run ended at Horncastle

A penalty condemned the Colts to their first Lincs League defeat...
Joe Greswell.Joe Greswell.
Joe Greswell.

Joe Greswell admitted that defeat at Horncastle Town was a bitter pill to swallow.

Wyberton suffered their first loss of the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincs League season at The Wong, Jasper Caudwell’s penalty the difference on Saturday.

“I feel that if we took one of our chances in the first half, and to be leading at half time, they would have to come at us a bit, which would have left them vulnerable at the back,” Greswell said.

“Horncastle taking the lead was obviously the worst thing that could have happened.

“For me, Horncastle are one of the best in the league for seeing a game out and managing the game.

“Once they scored, they slowed the game down and did everything their way.”

Horncastle started the better side, seeing an early chance go wide of goal.

Wyberton where arguably the better side in the first half after finding their feet and forcing Wongers keeper Lewis Burchnall into a number of routine saves.

Daniel White had the best chance, which was well saved by the Town number one.

Caudwell netted his spot kick on the hour mark in a second half of few chances.

Greswell added: “We had one or two half chances from free kicks but we didn’t trouble their keeper in the second half. They frustrated us and saw the game out, fair play to them.

“For me the penalty is soft, but you do see them given but I didn’t think it was a penalty.

“I could go on about the officials but I don’t fancy another fine so we will leave it at that.

“Fair play to Horncastle for taking maximum points but we play them in early January again, which is a good thing as the lads are hurting after this loss.”