Thrilling wins for Wisbech Town as first team triumph 4-3 and reserves go top after beating Brampton 4-2
Ridgeons Premier Division: Wivenhoe Town 3 Wisbech Town 4
WISBECH Town bounced back from their FA Vase exit with a thrilling 4-3 win at mid-table Wivenhoe Town.
The Fenmen dominated the early stages but conceded against the run of play as the hosts took the lead with a breakaway goal that looked suspiciously offside.
New-boy Callum Reed pulled the teams level on 37 minutes with an absolute belter.
His half-volley flew into the net from the edge of the box even though the hosts’ ‘keeper got a hand to the effort.
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Matt Lunn put the Fenmen 2-1 in front five minutes later to give the visitors a deserved half-time lead.
Wisbech opened up a two-goal cushion just after the hour mark when Aaron Turner tapped home from Lunn’s excellent cross.
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However, just as it seemed the Fenmen would cruise to victory the home side pulled a goal back to make it 3-2.
Goalkeeper Lea Jordan was injured trying to prevent the chance and was replaced by the versatile Stacy Cartwright who stepped in as there was no recognised ‘keeper on the bench.
Andy Furnell restored the Fenmen’s two-goal cushion as he headed home from a rebound but Cartwright spilled a shot into the path of a Wivenhoe player allowing the home side to make it 4-3.
Wisbech held on during a nervous seven minutes of injury time for a deserved and hard-fought victory.
Spencer Larham, the club’s website editor, said: “We deserved the win, the players today played with spirit that was missing from last week.
“The injury to the keeper made it look closer than it probably should have been.
“It was a fantastic game to watch.”
It was also a great day for Wisbech’s reserves who now top the Kershaw Senior A league after beating Brampton 4-2 in today’s top-of-the-table clash at the Tom Wood’s Beer Fenland Stadium.
The league-leading visitors were 2-0 up at the break but the home side produced a thrilling second-half performance to grab four goals, with Ash Stevens bagging a hat-trick, and clinch victory.
John Knight and Darren Edey’s men have now won 7 out of their last 8 games scoring 36 goals in the process.