VIDEO: Appleby hails Bacon’s ‘David Beckham’ free-kick as Wisbech Town beat Gorleston

MANAGER Steve Appleby paid tribute to the trademark Chris Bacon free-kick which helped Wisbech Town extend their unbeaten league run to five games last night.

Bacon’s sublime effort put the Fenmen in front before goals from Nick Davey and substitute Callum Reed secured a 3-1 win over Gorleston.

Appleby said: “It’s nice to have somebody who is confident and wants to take the free-kicks.

“We’ve got one or two who think they are David Beckham but Chris is the best of the lot.”

Wisbech Town moved up to fourth in the Ridgeons Premier Division with last night’s victory at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium.

It was their second win of the week after goals from Davey and Bacon secured Saturday’s win over Hadleigh United - and Appleby insisted the fixture congestion had actually helped his troops.

He said: “When you’re winning, lads just want to keep playing football. It’s only when you’re losing that tiredness actually becomes an issue.

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“I thought it (fixture congestion) helped us last year because we got our momentum at the right time.

“It seems like we have done a similar thing this year and long may it continue. We have suddenly shot up the table into a truer position.”

The Wisbech boss called for focus ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Woodbridge Town, telling his players to forget about crunch late-season games with their promotion rivals.

He said: “We are not looking ahead because if we start thinking about the Brantham, Wroxham and Ely games now we might not even be in a position to challenge them.”

Ollie Pinner and Matt Lunn will be missing for Saturday’s tie, while Anthony Reeve, Stacy Cartwright and Lewis Thompson are all set to return to the team.