Wisbech Town shrug off Wroxham setback to thrash Newmarket Town 4-0

WISBECH Town returned to winning ways yesterday with a 4-0 thrashing of struggling Newmarket Town.

The Fenmen bounced back from a 2-1 New Year’s Eve defeat to Ridgeons Premier Division leaders Wroxham with the victory at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium.

Goals from Ollie Gale, Steven Reid, Nick Davey and a Chris Bacon penalty helped Wisbech reignite their promotion hopes.

The win halted a miserable festive period for the Fenmen, who were beaten 3-1 by Ely City on Boxing Day before losing away at Wroxham.

The Yachtsmen put themselves 10 points clear at the top of the table after holding off a second-half comeback from Wisbech.

Davey’s strike after 69 minutes gave the Fenmen hope of overturning a 2-0 deficit at Trafford Park. But despite a barrage of pressure in the closing stages, Wroxham held out for a vital win.

Fourth-placed Wisbech travel to Kirkley & Pakefield on Saturday.

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For more on the Fenmen’s start to the New Year see Friday’s Wisbech Standard.

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