NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Wisbech Town leave it late to seal UCL Premier Division double over Newport Pagnell Town

PUBLISHED: 09:48 03 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:13 03 April 2017

Wisbech Town completed their UCL Premier Division double over Newport Pagnell Town with a 3-2 win at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Town completed their UCL Premier Division double over Newport Pagnell Town with a 3-2 win at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium on Saturday afternoon. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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Wisbech Town left it very late to complete the league double over FA Vase quarter-finalists Newport Pagnell Town in an enthralling eighth-versus-ninth clash on Saturday.

The first half was very short of goalmouth action for either side but it was the visitors who went into the break a goal up thanks to an inventive 16th minute free kick from Greg Ling which he drove under the Wisbech wall.

Wisbech boss Dick Creasey’s half time words had the desired effect and just two minutes into the second half, his side was level.

Striker Michael Frew spotted that his attempt to lob Swans’ keeper Mark Osborn could fall short so he chased the ball down and made sure it found the net.

Ten minutes later, Scott Johnson’s ball into the box wasn’t dealt with by the Pagnell defence and Sam Murphy had enough time score his seventh of the season from 10 yards.

The visitors changed to a more attacking formation and were unlucky to see a shot hit the inside of the post and then Sam Vince pull off a tremendous save onto the underside of the bar.

But the equaliser did come in the 89th minute as Adam Pryke’s header found the inside of the far post from a chipped free-kick.

The Fenmen were not to be denied and a minute into time added on, Liam Adams found space down the right wing and his pinpoint cross was met by the forehead of Frew who gave the keeper no chance from eight yards.

Wisbech, who are now just two points behind sixth-placed Holbeach United, travel to Peterborough Northern Star on Friday (7.45pm).

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