NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Wisbech Town hold on to beat Northampton ON Chenecks

PUBLISHED: 10:45 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:45 16 October 2017

Alex Beck scores Wisbech's fourth in their 4-3 win over Northampton ON Chenecks. Photo: Ian Carter

Alex Beck scores Wisbech's fourth in their 4-3 win over Northampton ON Chenecks. Photo: Ian Carter

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Wisbech Town’s unbeaten run was extended to eight games with a 4-3 win over lowly Northampton O.N. Chenecks but, as the scoreline suggests, it was far from straightforward.

Alex Beck celebrates. Photo: Ian CarterAlex Beck celebrates. Photo: Ian Carter

The early signs were good as the Fenmen dominated possession but clear-cut chances were not forthcoming. Twenty minutes in, Adam Millson missed from five yards after Michael Frew’s low shot rebounded to him off the base of the post, but Jon Fairweather was on hand five minutes later to head home a Danny Setchell corner.

Another Setchell corner in the 36th minute saw Kieran Hamilton extend the Fenmen’s lead with a low shot through a crowded penalty area.

Three minutes before the break, Millson made amends for his earlier miss with a well-placed long-range strike past the diving keeper.

Alex Beck, Adam Millson and Michael Frew celebrate scoring against Northampton ON Chenecks. Photo: Ian CarterAlex Beck, Adam Millson and Michael Frew celebrate scoring against Northampton ON Chenecks. Photo: Ian Carter

Two deflected free-kicks early in the second half from Calvin Budd gave the visitors some hope of taking something from the game, but Alex Beck tapped home from two yards with five minutes remaining to restore the two-goal lead.

But Jonny Muddiman pulled another goal back in stoppage time although there wasn’t enough time remaining to find an equaliser.

Wisbech return to action this Saturday with an FA Vase clash against Felixstowe & Walton United, who sit at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.


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