Wisbech through in FA Vase after inspired comeback

FA Vase: Wisbech Town 3 Newmarket Town 2

WISBECH came from two goals down to book their place in the next round of the FA Vase, after a 3-2 win away at Newmarket.

A win had looked unlikely for the Fenmen, after they found themselves 2-0 down with only 15 minutes played, with both goals conceded from early defensive lapses.

But Wisbech battled their way back into the game and struck on the brink of half time, Ash Stevens scoring his first competitive goal for the club after a goalmouth scramble.

And soon after half time Stevens doubled his tally, getting in behind the Newmarket defence to equalise.

From this point the Fenmen continued to pile pressure on their opponents and they got their reward 15 minutes from time, when Lewis Thompson converted from close range.

The winner was marred by controversy, with Newmarket feeling that their keeper had been fouled in the build up to the goal.

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Wisbech now progress to the next round of the tournament, which will see them play Cogenhoe United at home in two weeks time.

Spencer Larham, editor of the club’s website, said: “We needed a win today and we played fairly well. Everyone is happy with their days work.

“I think we need to step up for the next round. Cogenhoe are a good side, but we are at home and you have to think that we would have enough to get us through.”

There was some bad news for the Fenmen as new signing Stacy Cartwright limped off at half time with an injury.

Man of the match was given to Luke Kennedy for a combative midfield performance.