Tom treble means Fenmen are 50-up

Wisbech Town FC second half action. Tom James scored Town's second goal after eight minutes of the second half.
Wisbech Town FC second half action. Tom James scored Town's second goal after eight minutes of the second half.
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Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 1, Wisbech Town 6

The Fenmen reached 50 United Counties League Premier Division goals for the season thanks mainly to another hat-trick from in-form striker Tom James.

Danny White opened the scoring after 17 minutes, then James opened his account on the half-hour mark.

Three minutes before half-time Adam Millson made it 3-0.

Strike partner of James, Tony Battersby, scored midway through the second half to make it 4-1.

James rounded off the scoring and secured his hat-trick with two late strikes to register four goals in two games.

It means Wisbech have racked up a 13-1 aggregate win over their third from bottom opponents after winning away 7-0 on November 9.

Despite being 3-0 ahead at the interval at Occupation Road, joint boss Paul Cousins felt the job was not done because the Fenmen had played with a strong wind in the first half.

He said: “It was pretty comfortable in the end but we made hard work of it in the first half.

“We didn’t move or pass the ball enough.

“When we did we caused them problems; we were holding the ball too long.

“In the second half we were better and coped with the wind better.

“Tom missed a couple of chances early on.

“He’ll probably say he is not playing his best at the moment but he keeps finding the net.”

On the bench was youth team player William Ketteringham, the latest to emerge from the Fenmen’s ranks, after Danny Jezeph and James Tricks could not make the game.

The victory puts the visitors in eighth spot with 52 goals and 36 points from 22 games.