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Wisbech Town FC target fifth position

Tom McLeish keeps an eye on former Linnet Billy Smith.
Tom McLeish keeps an eye on former Linnet Billy Smith.

Wisbech Town FC won their penultimate game of the 2016/17 ChromaSport United Counties League Premier Division season last Saturday.

The visitors won 3-1 in a potentially tricky match at eighth-place Northampton Sileby Rangers.

The Fenmen came from behind at Fernie Field through an own goal (71 minutes), an Alex Beck strike (80) and a Billy Smith free-kick (84), Smith making it four goals in two games.

Sileby Rangers’ Brian Farrell broke the deadlock with a header on 58 minutes.

Sixth place is confirmed with this away triumph — and the late-surging Fenmen could still steal fifth position if Eynesbury Rovers fail to win at home to fourth-spot Desborough Town and Wisbech taste victory next Saturday at second-from-bottom Harrowby United.

At present Eynesbury Rovers are a point ahead of Wisbech Town and are seven goals better off.

The door was left open for the Fenmen when Rovers lost 4-0 at champions Peterborough Sports last weekend.

Thurlow Nunn League

First Division

March Town United 1

Stowmarket Town 1

A super strike from skipper Max Mattless earned a fantastic draw for March in their final home game of the campaign against the First Division champions.

Attendance: 73.

The result puts March Town United in 16th position with 37 points from 39 matches. The Hares’ final game of the season is away to Needham Market, who lost 9-0 at Coggeshall Town last weekend, next Saturday.

Wisbech St Mary 0

Debenham LC 1

Att: 40.

The 15th-spot Saints are on 46 points from 38 games.

Their final two games of the season are firstly a derby at home to Downham Town tonight.

Then Wisbech St Mary travel across to Suffolk away to Team Bury – who tasted defeat 3-0 at home to Holland FC – next Saturday.

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