Wisbech Town ‘keeper Bastock breaks Shilton’s world appearance record in FA Vase win at Thetford

Wisbech Town keeper Bastock breaks Shiltons woerld appearance record in FA Vase win at Thetford
Wisbech Town keeper Bastock breaks Shiltons woerld appearance record in FA Vase win at Thetford

Wisbech Town goalkeeper Paul Bastock was given a guard of honour at Thetford Town as he broke Peter Shilton’s long-standing appearance record on Saturday.

The Fenmen won handsomely, but Bastock could not quite celerate the occasion with a clean sheet.

Wisbech won 4-1 (Alex Beck, Josh Ford, Michael Frew and Billy Smith) in the Buildbase FA Vase second round tie, with Ford also sent off.

UCL Premier outfit Wisbech Town’s 47-year-old keeper Bastock made his 1,250th appearance, beating former England goalkeeper Shilton’s long-standing record at Mundford Road.

Bastock was denied a clean sheet with an 85th minute penalty by Tanner Call.

One online researcher reckons that as far as Shilton is concerned when you tally the shot-stopper’s league games (from Leicester City in 1966 to Leyton Orient in 1996/97) the figure is 1,005; with cups it’s 1,249; and including international games 1,375.

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