Baldwin takes a point from his first game as Wick boss

Wick skipper Lee Bradshaw grabbed a late leveller to hand new boss Lee Baldwin a point in his first game. Picture: Simon Newstead _DSC6922
Wick skipper Lee Bradshaw grabbed a late leveller to hand new boss Lee Baldwin a point in his first game. Picture: Simon Newstead _DSC6922
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Lee Baldwin was forced to settle for a point in his first game as manager of Wick Football Club last night.

A manic final 15 minutes saw four goals as Wick were forced to settle for a 2-2 home Southern Combination League Premier Division draw with Peacehaven & Telscombe.

Shortly after being introduced, substitute Andy Weir gave Wick the lead 15 minutes from time.

With Baldwin looking on course for a winning start as boss, Ellis Cowd had other ideas and got Peacehaven level five minutes from time. Cowd then notched two minutes later to give Peacehaven the lead.

Wick skipper Lee Bradshaw then stepped up to hammer home less than a minute later to end a frantic final 15 minutes as the points were shared.

Wick boss Baldwin felt his side showed great character fighting back and said: “It’s two points dropped but after going behind so late we showed great character to get back in it.

“We seem to be lacking self confidence at the moment, I feel that can only improve with some positive results but I’m sure we’ll turn things around.”

Both Baldwin and Wesley Hallett took caretaker charge for Wick’s 4-0 home league defeat at the hands of Eastbourne Town on Saturday.

Christopher Cummings-Bart bagged a brace, while Sean Ray and Tyler Capon both netted to condemn Wick to a loss.

Ray broke the deadlock on seven minutes, before Cummings-Bart got his first ten minutes after the break.

Cummings-Bart then got his second and Town’s third eight minutes later.

Wick substitute Shane Brazil was hauled down in the penalty area five minutes from time but Andy Chick blazed the penalty over.

Town then added a fourth less than a minute later as Capon struck.

WICK v Eastbourne Town: Jordan Matthews; Eyres, Playle-Howard, Bradshaw, Bingham; Forry, Ediker, Williamson, Chick; Hardwell, Wimble. Subs: Dunlop (Bradshaw), Brazil (Hardwell), Hallett.

v Peacehaven: Jordan Matthews; Eyres, Playle-Howard, Bradshaw, Bingham; Ediker, Williamson, Martin; Chick, Hutchings, Wimble. Subs: Harper (Eyres), Hardwell (Ediker), Weir (Martin).