NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Beck at the double as Wisbech Town triumph

Alex Beck bagged both goals as Wisbech won at Wellingborough Whitworth.

Alex Beck bagged both goals as Wisbech won at Wellingborough Whitworth. - Credit: Archant

Leading scorer Alex Beck hit both goals as Wisbech Town returned to winning ways last night.

The Fenmen came from behind to earn an important 2-1 success at Wellingborough side Whitworth in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Boss Gary Setchell said: “It was a really important result after losing at Harborough in our previous game.

“We’ve been in the last chance saloon a few times this season and always seem to produce our best when that’s the case.

“We went behind, but nothing was going to stop us from winning the game.

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“We could have still been at Harborough now and not got the job done, but there was a different mindset last night.”

Wisbech found themselves trailing to a breakaway goal after just five minutes, but levelled when Beck raced onto a pass from strike partner Michael Frew and fired past an on-rushing home goalkeeper in the 31st minute.

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Beck then completed the turnaround when striking again midway through the second half. He took his goal tally for the season to 32 with a close-range finish after being picked out by Billy Smith, who forced a mistake from a home defender.

Only some fine work from the Whitworth goalkeeper prevented Wisbech from winning by a greater margin.

Wisbech remain third in the Premier Division. They are three points behind leaders Yaxley, but have two games in hand.

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