Fenmen hit five in their fourth victory

Wisbech Town first home league game of the season against Wivenhoe. Chris Bacon in the thick of the action for Wisbech first goal.
Wisbech Town first home league game of the season against Wivenhoe. Chris Bacon in the thick of the action for Wisbech first goal.

Clacton 1, Wisbech 5

Four successive league wins and top of the Ridgeons Premier Division – the start of the season could not come any better for the Fenmen fans.

Steve Appleby’s side are in a rampant mood at the moment as they scored five times for the second successive away game and have now netted in 18 goals in five league and cup games.

Wisbech have issued a statement of intent and really look a side that could take the league title this season as they showed a class above a Clacton side.

The game was effectively over as early as the 23rd minute by which time Wisbech held a 3-0 lead.

The first goal came after only four minutes with Ollie Gale’s shot taking a deflection off Liam Nimmo before finding the net.

On 22 minutes Callum Reed crossed the ball for Chris Bacon to put a well placed header out of the reach of the home keeper. Then a minute later Reed shot across the face of the goal to find the far corner of the net.

Five minutes before the break Bacon added his second goal shooting low past the keeper from 12 yards out.

A torrential hailstorm greeted the start of the second half but it could not deter the Fenmen from carrying on in the ascendancy and in the 50th minute Stacy Cartwright crossed to the far post to find Reed who beat one defender before shooting home.

Clacton did pull a goal back with a very good finish that left Rayner no chance 18 minutes from the end but it was only a consolation.

A delighted Appleby said: “We played really well. We scored five and it could have been a lot more. They just could not contain us.

“We had not defended well on Wednesday but the back four were superb this time and gave us the platform to win the game. Anthony Reeve had a bit of an ankle twinge so I was able to take him off at half-time as a precaution when we were 4-0 up.”

Wisbech: Ryan Rayner, Neal Spafford, Anthony Reeve, Simon Ashton, Stacy Cartwright, Callum Reed, Paul Jones, Steven Reid, Ollie Gale, Chris Bacon, Liam Nimmo. Subs: Matt Lunn, Nick Davey, Lewis Thompson.