Wisbech Town 3, Gorleston 1

FENMEN strikers Chris Bacon and Nick Davey are certainly back in business as they were both on target again as Gorleston were beaten at the Fenland Stadium on Tuesday night.

It was the same two players who came up with the goals in the 2-1 at Hadleigh just three days earlier in the Ridgeons Premier Division and Wisbech are now in fourth place in the table.

Steve Appleby’s side swept into the lead after 16 minutes with a free kick from just outside the box with Bacon taking his customary one step back and nonchalantly curling the ball into the top left hand corner.

Four minutes later it was Davey who came up with the second goal heading home from close range after Paul Cousin had headed on Scott Johnson’s corner.

After 29 minutes a rare attack from Gorleston and Ricky Lovelace produced a good save from point blank range to deny a certain goal.

It was good first from Wisbech but they did not dominate affairs quite the same after the break. Gorleston pulled a goal back eventually after 72 minutes with a close range header just after Wisbech had made a double substitution with Stacey Cartwright making a welcome return off the bench and Danny Emmington replacing Davey and Steven Reed.

The visitors did have a fair share of the possession towards the end but could not break down the Wisbech defence to create a clear cut chance.

Substitute Callum Reed made it 3-1 when he received the ball after a shorter corner and shot home from 18 yards out in the last minute.

Appleby said: “We go off to a good start with two goals and dominated things in the first half. But after the break it was a lot more even and in the end it was a hard fought success until Callum got the third goal.

“It takes us another three points closer to the top three and we just have to continue the run.”

Wisbech: Ricky Lovelace, Neal Spafford, Scott Johnson, Paul Cousins, Ollie Pinner, Jon Fairweather, Adam Millson, Steven Reid, Chris Bacon, Nick Davey, Matt Lunn. Subs used: Stacey Cartwright, Callum Reed, Danny Emmington.