Gallery: Wisbech beat Norwich 3 - 1

PUBLISHED: 12:04 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:36 02 June 2010

wisbech town v norwich utd

wisbech town v norwich utd

FA CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND REPLAY Norwich United 1 Wisbech Town 3 MILDENHALL Town have scored 12 goals in their first two Ridgeons Premier Division games and won 8-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday but Wisbech boss Steve Taylor remains in bullish mood ahead of th

FA CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND REPLAY

Norwich United 1 Wisbech Town 3

MILDENHALL Town have scored 12 goals in their first two Ridgeons Premier Division games and won 8-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday but Wisbech boss Steve Taylor remains in bullish mood ahead of their FA Cup clash.

The Suffolk club, who beat Whitton United 8-2 and Taylor's old club Haverhill 4-1, then Felixstowe and Walton in the FA Cup, will come to Fenland Park on August 30 after Wisbech knocked out Norwich United on Tuesday.

Taylor beat Mildenhall three times last season when he was Haverhill manager.

He knocked them out of the FA Cup, with a win on penalties, beat them 5-0 at Mildenhall in the League Cup and 3-1 at home in the league.

Taylor said: "Mildenhall are flying at the moment and they might expect to come here and have an easy game.

"But I know how to beat them and if we can defend well I know we have a good chance. I'm just looking for us to improve our home form at the moment."

Tuesday night's FA Cup replay was played after a disappointing 1-1 at Fenland Park on Saturday, in which Scott Cubberley's sweet 38th-minute strike from six yards was cancelled out Lee Howlett's close-range finish in the 56th minute.

But an improved performance from the Fenmen and some woeful goalkeeping from Norwich stopper saw Wisbech through on Tuesday night.

The ball bounced off Anthony Reeve's chest and into the net from two yards after the Norwich keeper spilled James McManus's 30-yard free-kick and Wisbech were 1-0 up on 30 minutes.

Eight minutes later Reeve doubled Wisbech's lead when his cross from 25 yards bounced over the goalkeeper's head.

Norwich pulled one back in the 50th minute when Craig Roberts scored with a shot through a crowded penalty area.

But 10 minutes later Gary Setchell scored a decisive third Wisbech goal when he headed home a corner delivered by the superb Wisbech left-back Jamie Thurlbourne.

Taylor said: "It was much better that Saturday's performance. We played at a high tempo and restricted them to shots from long distance."

Wisbech are back in league action tomorrow when they host Needham Market.

Taylor said: "They were runners up in the league last year so we will have to play well."

* Ex-Wisbech manager Terry Back has returned to the Fenmen as a director.

Back was chairman of Arlesley Football Club earlier this year and was rumoured to have interest in taking over at Aylesbury.

Back is responsible for sponsoring Wisbech's new kit through All Sports in Schools.


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