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Nostalgia: Wisbech Town win in front of 8,000 fans




1958: There was an enthralling game at The Eyrieon November 1, as 8,000 spectators watched an injury-weakened Wisbech Town side, then reduced to ten men through an injury to Bobby Langton, hold out against Bedford Town to progress to the first round proper of the FA Cup with a 4-3 win.

Wisbech made an encouraging start, taking the lead after seven minutes. Len Adams, who had previously headed into the goalkeeper’s hands, sent over a well-judged cross and
Terry Marshall smartly nodded home.

Then came Langton’s injury. After 35 minutes, however, Wisbech increased their lead. Bedford’s defence let Jesse Pye get through and he easily slipped the ball home past the home keeper.


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