Former Wisbech Town star Chris Bacon’s belter nets £10,000 in Budweiser’s Dream Goal competition

Chris Bacon (left) during his days at Wisbech Town.

Chris Bacon (left) during his days at Wisbech Town. - Credit: Archant

A wonder goal from former Wisbech Town striker Chris Bacon has scooped £10,000 and the praise of Sky Sports pundits in Budweiser’s Dream Goal competition.

Bacon’s sumptuous strike in the Fenmen’s 4-1 victory over Peterborough Northern Star in October was selected as a runner-up from thousands of entries in the national competition, which was judged by former England stars Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher and Sky Sports presenter, Ed Chamberlain.

The former Fenmen striker, who now plays for Mildenhall Town in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, has been given £10,000 for his effort, which he will donate to a non-league club of his choice.

Bacon’s wonderful goal, where he controlled the ball on his chest, flicked it over the defender before lashing an unstoppable volley past the goalkeeper from 18 yards, was on a list of five runners-up, behind South Shields striker Warren Byrne’s winner.

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