Belter from Bacon tops off winning week for in-form Wisbech Town
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Wisbech Town have climbed to seventh in the ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League after two superb home wins in succession.
The Fenmen began their week of wins after a commanding performance saw them take the three points against Rothwell Corinthians last Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 win.
Rob Hughes scored on the stroke of half time to give the Fenmen the lead, and Billy Smith added a second on the hour to give Brett Whaley’s men all three points.
The Fenmen were then looking to add to their recent positive string of results with victory over mid-table rivals Peterborough Northern Star on Tuesday night.
Wisbech began the match strongly, but he home side couldn’t make their dominance count in the first half, and the two teams went into the break on even terms.
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Wisbech began the second half in the same manner as the first, piling the pressure on Peterborough, and made a breakthrough four minutes after half time.
Billy Smith had a shot deflected wide and from the resulting corner taken by Rob Hughes, a flick on set up Luke Wilson to fire home to give the Fenmen a deserved lead.
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The home side didn’t lead for long, as four minutes later Christian Le fed Rogers on the left and his deep cross was turned in by Craig Smith.
The game was then turned on its head in the 81st minute through a moment of magic from Wisbech’s Chris Bacon. The striker received a pass with his back to goal, brought it down on his chest before sending a rasping volley into the back of the net.
Bacon’s wondergoal changed the dynamics of the game, and Wisbech were able to run away with the three points in the final minutes.
Scott Johnson’s cross was turned past Peterborough’s goalkeeper by the unlucky Luke Smith at the near post for 3-1, before an excellent solo effort by Sparrow completed the scoring with two minutes left on the clock.
The Fenmen leapfrogged Star into seventh place ahead of their huge FA Vase clash against Midland League Premier Division side Alvechurch on Saturday October 31.