Football - Beating the Blues

PUBLISHED: 12:09 23 January 2006 | UPDATED: 21:37 28 May 2010

The Cambs Times picture of the big match team

The Cambs Times picture of the big match team

Thursday October 22 1964 Wisbech Town 4 Chelsea 2 MODERN-DAY Fenmen supporters can only dream of this kind of scoreline but in 1964, Wisbech came back from 2-0 down to beat a young, talented Chelsea team. The Blues were invited to play Wisbech to mark the

Thursday October 22 1964Wisbech Town 4 Chelsea 2MODERN-DAY Fenmen supporters can only dream of this kind of scoreline but in 1964, Wisbech came back from 2-0 down to beat a young, talented Chelsea team.The Blues were invited to play Wisbech to mark the inaugural floodlit match at Fenland Park and 2700 fans were there to see it.Playing for Chelsea that day were Ron 'Chopper' Harris, Jimmy McCalliog and Peter Osgood while manager Tommy Docherty and coach Dave Sexton both started in the Blues' line-up. It turned out to be a game of two halves for Wisbech and two goals from Jones put the Blues 2-0 up at the break.However, the second half proved to be a different story and Wisbech roared back in to the game with three goals in four minutes.Malcolm Devitt opened the Fenmen's account with a penalty after McCalliog handled in the area before David Jennings and Dennis Woods put Wisbech ahead.Fred Howell's goal two minutes from time wrapped up a memorable 4-2 win.Wisbech: Chandler (Wilson), Jacobs (Jackson), Jackson (Bird), Howeel, Clarkson, Bird (Jones), Woods, Jennings, Flatt, Devitt, Holl.Chelsea: Dunn (Snasdale), Henderson, Harris, McCalliog, Docherty, Sexton, Fascione (Warsalow), Harner, Osgood, Jones, Knox (Wilks).


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