NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Brilliant Beck leads the onslaught as Wisbech Town slam sorry Sileby Rangers in Elgoods Fenland Stadium record success
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Wisbech Town rewrote the record-books last Saturday – for the second time this season!
The Fenmen roared to an 11-0 victory against strugging Sileby Rangers in a United Counties League Premier Division clash.
The double-figure demolition is their biggest success for at least 25 years and certainly a new best at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium – bettering a 9-1 rout of Sleaford back in September.
“It was a special day for the club, and for me as a manager,” said boss Gary Setchell. “You always enjoy a win but to score 11 goals at home was fantastic, especially after slipping up at Oadby the week before.
“It has really got us going and is a huge morale boost going into the rest of the season.”
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Alex Beck led the onslaught with a four-goal haul against a Sileby side reduced to 10 men late in the first half. Top-scorer Beck also had a hand in a couple of other Wisbech goals.
Midfielder Adam Millson hit a hat-trick with Danny Setchell, Billy Smith, Richard Bunting and Michael Frew also on target.
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Setchell added: “It is difficult to pick out individuals after such a strong performance but Alex took his four goals really well and is having an excellent season, plus Adam did really well to get a hat-trick.
“A scoreline like this sends out a big message to everyone else in the league and is one of those results that will turn a few heads.
“I am really proud of the boys for the way they kept going and didn’t take their foot off the gas at any point. That commitment when already comfortably ahead is great to see as a manager.”
THE WISBECH TOWN ‘GOAL’ OF HONOUR . . .
(How the Fenmen tore Sileby Rangers apart)
6 mins - 1-0: Good work from Michael Frew sets up Alex Beck to head against the inside of a post, but the ball hits Sileby keeper Dom Roggero and rebounds inB.
11 mins - 2-0: Beck chases an under-hit back pass and goes down under challenge from Roggero. Danny Setchell smashes home the penalty.
38 mins - 3-0: Sileby captain Craig Meakin is red-carded for throwing a punch t Setchell. Beck pokes home from the resulting free-kick.
42 mins – 4-0: Beck turns provider with a low cross which finds Adam Millson inside the six yard box to turn and finish.
49 mins – 5-0: Millson returns the favour with a low cross into Beck to complete his hat-trick with a well-placed shot.
54 mins – 6-0: Richard Bunting’s threaded pass finds Millson, who picks his spot from just inside the box.
61 mins – 7-0: Another assist for Beck as his low cross to the far post is turned in by Billy Smith.
76 mins – 8-0: Millson sees his close-range shot blocked, but then plays the ball back to Bunting to curl in from the edge of the box.
84 mins – 9-0: Simple tap-in for Millson to complete his hat-trick after smart work from Smith.
87 mins – 10-0: Beck completely unmarked to finish a Frew pass for his 28th goal of the season.
89 mins – 11-0: Beck flicks on a long clearance from keeper Paul Bastock into the path of Frew who completes the scoring with an early shot past Roggero.