This day in history for Wisbech Town FC
1969: More than 300 fans paid Southern League prices at the turnstiles to see the Peterborough League’s reigning champions Parson Drove take on the Fenmen in the Bancroft Cup Final.
But it was worth every penny, for Drove turned in a performance comparable with most Southern League First Division sides. And at one time they looked like retaining the trophy.
Credit was due to the Fenmen, however, as they played the second half with only ten men, after Colin Metcalf limped off early in the first half and substitute Dudley Bansonwas then taken to hospital with a burst blood vessel at half-time.
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