NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Josh Ford and Alex Beck give Wisbech Town the perfect start to their UCL Premier Division campaign

PUBLISHED: 10:22 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:22 31 July 2017

Wisbech Town brought the curtain up on their UCL Premier Division campaign with a 2-1 win over Wellingborough Town. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Town brought the curtain up on their UCL Premier Division campaign with a 2-1 win over Wellingborough Town. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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“Start as you intend to go on,” was the message from Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey to his players ahead of their opening UCL Premier Division fixture - and they answered that call with a 2-1 victory over Wellingborough Town yesterday afternoon.

Billy Smith on the attack. PHOTO: Ian CarterBilly Smith on the attack. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Creasey’s men have been tipped to be one of the sides to challenge for the title this season and they began their quest for silverware with three points thanks to goals from Josh Ford – his first league strike since re-singing for the Fenmen in the summer – and Alex Beck.

Beck gave the hosts the perfect start after just two minutes, before Ford fired in on the half-time whistle.

The visitors halved the deficit in the second half, and Wisbech captain Jon Fairweather was dismissed after receiving a second yellow, but the Fenmen held on to capture their first points of the campaign.

Josh Ford celebrates netting Wisbech's second goal against Wellingborough Town. PHOTO: Ian CarterJosh Ford celebrates netting Wisbech's second goal against Wellingborough Town. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech return to action tomorrow (August 1), when they welcome Premier League Burnley to Fenland.

The Clarets take on Wisbech as part of the deal which saw youngster Harry Limb join Sean Dyche’s men in February. The match also falls on Limb’s 18th birthday.

Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian CarterJosh Ford. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian CarterJosh Ford. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian CarterJosh Ford. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Billy Smith gets a shot in on goal. PHOTO: Ian CarterBilly Smith gets a shot in on goal. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Sam Murphy. PHOTO: Ian CarterSam Murphy. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian CarterJosh Ford. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Adam Millson. PHOTO: Ian CarterAdam Millson. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Martyn Bunce. PHOTO: Ian CarterMartyn Bunce. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian CarterJosh Ford. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech's Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech's Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Anthony and Darren Boyle, directors of Wisbech Town’s kit sponsors, Eastern Frames, were also at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium on Sunday to have a first look at their new sign which now adorns the club's main seated stand.
Darren (far left) and Anthony (second right) presented the kit to Wisbech Town chairman, Paul Brenchley (second left) and club captain Jon Fairweather (far right).Anthony and Darren Boyle, directors of Wisbech Town’s kit sponsors, Eastern Frames, were also at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium on Sunday to have a first look at their new sign which now adorns the club's main seated stand. Darren (far left) and Anthony (second right) presented the kit to Wisbech Town chairman, Paul Brenchley (second left) and club captain Jon Fairweather (far right).

Jamie Stevens. PHOTO: Ian CarterJamie Stevens. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Alex Beck. PHOTO: Ian CarterAlex Beck. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Alex Beck. PHOTO: Ian CarterAlex Beck. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Alex Beck. PHOTO: Ian CarterAlex Beck. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Adam Millson and Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian CarterAdam Millson and Josh Ford. PHOTO: Ian Carter


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