Wisbech Town 2 - 2 Cogenhoe United (pens 4-3) - Fenmen make it 13 wins on the bounce
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Wisbech Town held their nerve in a penalty shoot-out to extend to their stunning winning streak to 13 games.
Billy Smith and Josh Ford scored but the Fenmen and Cogenhoe United were tied at 2-2 after 120 minutes. Keeper Lea Jordan was the hero, saving two Cogenhoe penalties, as Wisbech clinched the shoot-out 4-3.
Their reward is a semi final Knock Out Cup tie at United Counties League title rivals AFC Rushden & Diamonds.
Manager Dick Creasey missed the game through illness so Paul Cousins and Mark Melson were in the dugout.
Cousins said: “We had enough chances to wrap the game up within 90 minutes but we didn’t take them and let them back into the game. But we got the job done.
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Reflecting on Wisbech’s stunning run, he added: “I remember a 15 game unbeaten run under Roy McManus in 2007 but there were draws in that.
“This run means every team we play are going to want to be the team that beats us.”
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Win number 12 was a comfortable 2-0 triumph over Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday. Josh Ford and Tommy Treacher got the goals.
Creasey says he will be back in charge when Wisbech host Oadby Town on Saturday. On Tuesday, his side travels to Peterborough Northern Star.
He said: “The run we are on, at any level of football, is absolutely fantastic. Everybody involved deserves credit for it. “We’ve started to look tired from playing every Saturday and Tuesday but we have got to dig deep. We’ve got to keep going because we are riding high in the league and are in the cup semi final - it’s all to play for.
“Oadby and Peterborough Northern Star are two massive games. Oadby are a team that has had a couple of great wins lately. We may have beaten them recently (Wisbech won 3-0) but that game was a stalemate for 60 minutes.”