NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Wisbech St Mary complete super second-half comeback with a little bit of help from their Friend

Jack Friend hit a last-gasp winner for Wisbech St Mary. Picture: IAN CARTER

Jack Friend hit a last-gasp winner for Wisbech St Mary. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Wisbech St Mary snatched a dramatic Thurlow Nunn League success last Saturday following a stunning comeback.

Wisbech St Mary snatched a dramatic Thurlow Nunn League success last Saturday following a stunning comeback.

They looked to be on course for a second successive First Division North defeat after conceding twice in the first half at Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves, but they recovered to win 3-2 after a major upturn in the second period.

Jack Friend halved their arrears on the hour before Aidan Sewell levelled with 13 minutes to go.

And an incredible turnaround was completed when Friend struck again in the dying moments to pinch the points.


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Joint boss Arran Duke said: “We were very poor in the first half but we got the reaction we wanted after half-time.

“Our second-half performance was so good that I think we deserved the win. We created chance after chance, but we still consider ourselves fortunate to come away with all three points after being 2-0 down.”

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Saints have now picked up seven points from their opening four matches. They host Haverhill Borough at the ABC Quality Meats Stadium this Saturday, 3pm, and Duke is hopeful of another success.

He added: “We have very good options in the squad and we have almost everyone available so hopefully we can make it back-to-back wins.”

Opponents Borough were demoted from the Premier Division at the end of last season due to ground grading issues.

They picked up a first win of the season last night, Tuesday, when thumping Cornard 6-0.

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