Late goals net Fenmen best run for 67 years

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Wisbech Town 2,

Newport Pagnell 0

The Fenmen are on their best run for 67 years but were made to work for their win with two late goals.

They have won their last 12 league and cup matches, with goals from substitute Josh Ford (80 minutes) and Tommy Treacher (90+5) deliviering on Saturday.

Second-placed Wisbech are just four points behind long-time leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds and have a game in hand. They play at Diamonds on March 21.

Manager Dick Creasey said: “It was a really hard game. The run has become documented and people want to beat us now.

“We dug deep and sometimes you have to be patient. We made the substitution and for once it worked, as Josh got on the end of a ball and Tommy scored right at the death.

“I was pleased with our peformance. They came with a game plan. We stuck to the job and defended well, and we had to wait and be patient.”

Last night in the League Cup quarter-finals Wisbech hosted Cogenhoe. Treacher was cup-tied while Matt Lunn (knee) missed the game.

Yaxley 2, Wisbech Town 3

The Fenmen kept up their race for the Chromasports and Trophies United Counties Premier Division title following a last-gasp win at Yaxley last Tuesday night.

Wisbech won 11 competitive matches in a row after Billy Smith’s 90th-minute winner from Jon Fairweather’s diagonal ball.

Danny Beaumont fired Wisbech in front early on, Yaxley responded twice, but Luke Wilson equalised just before the break.

n The semi-final of the North Cambs Junior Cup last Wednesday finished 2-0 to March Reserves, who scored two second half goals and will return to the Elgoods Fenland Stadium to play Wisbech St Mary Reserves in the final, date TBC.

Top three

AFC Rushden & D 31 24 4 3 76

Wisbech Town 30 23 3 4 72

Yaxley 32 21 3 8 66