Wisbech Town book tulips FA Cup dAte

Wisbech v Burnley football action
Wisbech v Burnley football action

Wisbech Town FC booked themselves an Emirates FA Cup derby date at home to Spalding United after beating Biggleswade on Saturday.

The Fenmen scooped £1,500 for their extra preliminary round 4-1 success in Hertfordshire.

It means Wisbech will host the Tulips of Spalding in the preliminary round on Saturday, August 19. The winners of that tie will receive £1,925.

The Fenmen got off to an ideal start at Langford Road, with a Josh Ford penalty on just six minutes.

Michael Frew doubled the advantage on the half-hour mark.

Edgaras Buzas put the visitors in complete control with the third goal five minutes before half-time.

Biggleswade FC, embarking on their first season at Step 5, replied in first-half injury time.

But Danny Emmington ensured Wisbech’s progress in the world’s most famous cup competition with a 59th-minute goal.

Wisbech: Vince, Emmington, Yong, Wilson, Fairweather (c), Millson, Buzas, Murphy, Ford, Beck, Frew. Subs: Smith, Baldry, Cousins, Payne (GK). Attendance: 129.

Wisbech were last night away to Deeping Rangers in the ChromaSport United Counties League Premier Division. On Saturday they go to Desborough Town and on Tuesday host Sleaford Town.