Teenage star Friend on target in 2-1 win as Wisbech Town reach quarter-finals

WISBECH Town’s youngest star Jack Friend bagged his second goal for the club last night as the Fenmen powered into the quarter-finals of the Red Insure Cup.

At just 16 years and eight days old, Friend became Wisbech’s youngest goalscorer with a debut strike in November’s league win over Thetford Town.

And it was Thetford who were on the receiving end again last night as Steve Appleby’s troops claimed a 2-1 victory at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium.

The Fenmen had to come from behind, though, after Dan Morphew gave the visitors a 20th-minute lead in the twice-rearranged fixture.

Friend hit back five minutes later with a poacher’s finish before Neal Spafford grabbed the winner on the half hour mark.

The win means Wisbech will visit Kirkley & Pakefield in the quarter-finals on January 30.

The Fenmen visit high-flying Walsham-le-Willows in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division on Saturday.

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• For full reaction to last night’s cup win see Friday’s paper

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