TULIPS: Mowbray back scoring at Sir Halley

Spalding Utd 0 Wisbech Town 3 (Mowbray 32, Ogbonna 47, Gale 52): Wisbech proved their 4-1 thrashing of King’s Lynn Town was no flash in the pan.

The Fenmen carved up the Tulips in a similar way they won at The Walks on Saturday.

And it was perhaps no surprise that the first name on the scoresheet on Tuesday night was Simon Mowbray – the Tulips’ leading scorer who was released within a fortnight of manager Pat Rayment taking over last season.

Mowbray pounced on a horrible mix-up between Tulips keeper Nick Conroy and defender Glen Fuff on the edge of the box to roll the ball into an empty net.

The response was immediate, a flowing move ending with right-back Dave Kilby clipping the top of Tom Roberts’ bar with a sweet drive.

Dubi Ogbonna doubled Wisbech’s lead just a couple of minutes into the second half.

And moments later Ollie Gale met Callum Reed’s cross from the right with a brilliant diving header that had fans of both sides applauding at 3-0.

The Tulips are still tinkering with formation and defensive partnerships, one of which was enforced by the early departure of centre-half Lee Canoville after turning an ankle.

Canoville said: “We tried three at the back. These matches are about trying different things.

“By the end of July I’m sure we’ll have a much better idea about how we want to go.”

Tulips are at Bedford Town on Saturday and host Louth Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).