NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Wisbech Town overcome tough Northamtpon Sileby Rangers challenge to record 16th game unbeaten

PUBLISHED: 12:50 27 November 2017

Alex Beck scored twice as Wisbech Town beat Northampton Sileby Rangers 5-2 on Saturday. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Alex Beck scored twice as Wisbech Town beat Northampton Sileby Rangers 5-2 on Saturday. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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Wisbech Town’s unbeaten run reached 16 games in all competitions after a 5-2 win at Northampton Sileby Rangers – but the win wasn’t as straightforward as the scoreline suggests.

The home side had an early chance, but Paul Bastock got down well to smother Aaron Hind’s close-range effort.

Just before the half-hour mark, Sileby took a surprise lead via a free-kick, but Billy Smith’s 44th-minute goal saw the Fenmen level at the break.

Alex Beck put the Fenmen in front for the first time in the 58th minute, with Michael Frew adding a third three minutes later.

Sileby converted a 64th-minute penalty to bring it back to 3-2 and when sub Aaron Hart was sent off six minutes later, the home side sensed a potential upset.

Alex Beck restored the two-goal lead in the 74th minute with a piledriver shot and by the time Smith’s injury time left-foot screamer hit the back of the net, Town’s seventh consecutive United Counties League win was already assured.

Wisbech to go Boston Town tomorrow (November 28).


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