Time for a father-son chat as Setchell the player faces a fine - from Setchell the manager
PUBLISHED: 10:59 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:59 28 September 2018
Wisbech Town boss Gary Setchell has called on his son to clean up his act following a second red card of the season.
Midfield man Danny Setchell was dismissed for violent conduct just 15 minutes into the Fenmen’s home clash with Brighouse in the Northern Premier League Division One East last Saturday. He also saw red for a similar offence in an August draw against Spalding United.
The remaining Wisbech players produced a fine performance against Brighouse to emerge with a 1-1 draw. They even led for more than 30 minutes following Alex Beck’s opener on the half-hour which followed a free-kick from new defensive signing Jack Keeble and smart work by Aaron Hart.
That goal was eventually cancelled out by the visitors just after the hour. Brighouse were then denied a winner by the crossbar and a fine Dan Swan save, but Wisbech were certainly deserving of their point.
Boss Setchell admitted: “We’ve been let down not for the first time this season and it’s going to have to be addressed.
“It’s probably more difficult for me as Danny is my lad, but he’ll be fined and disciplined in the way any other player would be.
“He didn’t learn from his first dismissal this season, which is really disappointing. He was caught by the Brighouse lad but you simply can’t retaliate.
“As soon as you raise your hands these days, you give the referee a decision to make – and I have to admit he made the right one by sending Danny off.
“That is obviously a big negative but everything else about what we did was very positive. The other 10 players and two substitutes put in a magnificent performance to dig deep and get us another point.
“We have proved we can match any team at this level. The sort of desire and commitment we show has kept us in games.
“We’re ticking along okay with nine points from seven games and we might have had a couple more than that but for Danny’s red cards.”
Wisbech, currently 15th in the table, travel to bottom side Pickering Town ahead of a Tuesday trip to mid-table Belper