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Wisbech Town Walking footballers made the trip to Peterborough for matchday three of the PDFL.

The Yellows were in action against local rivals Whittlesey, and produced what was probably their finest display of the season so far.

Their quick passing and movement saw them take control of the game early on with two goals from Simon Gant, a strike from Wayne Beasant and a great team goal finished by Paul Verbrugge giving the Fenmen a 4-0 half time lead.

Wisbech Walking FC Yellows took on Whittlesey (54457265)
Wisbech Walking FC Yellows took on Whittlesey (54457265)

Gant completed his hat-trick in the second half, and Beasant added a second before Steve Collis got in on the act.

Verbrugge completed a late hat-trick of his own to round off a 9-0 victory.

Next up were Oakham United, who provided a stiffer test for the Yellows.

Goalkeeper Mark Ormrod kept them in the game early on, and Beasant scored again to give them a slender advantage.

Still the Yellows struggled, but the upped the intensity in the second half and added a second goal through Verbrugge to seal victory.

Meanwhile, Wisbech Reds started the day's action against Boston United Blues.

Their opponents struck the post a few times early on, but Wisbech started to get a hold on proceedings and took the lead through Scott Sawers.

They doubled their lead early in the second half when Rich Mellor laid off Sawers for his second of the game.

The latter than completed his hat-trick to put Wisbech in total control.

However, some uncharacteristic defensive errors led to Boston scoring twice and setting up a nervy finale.

Wisbech, however, managed to hold on for the 3-2 win.

Next up were league leaders Netherton, who had a 100% record going into the encounter.

Wisbech started on the front foot this time, and took the lead through Steve Wyness.

Netherton then showed why they currently lead the table as they quickly stormed into a 3-1 lead by the half-time whistle.

The Reds gave it their all in the second half but couldn't find a way through, and eventually conceded again to succumb to a 4-1 loss.

Manager Jonny Pearce said: "The Yellows were brilliant today, last week in training we worked on moving the ball and today that really paid off and they took a massive step in the right direction. They were also clinical in front of goal.

"In contrast the Reds didn’t seem to be at the races today, things seemed slow and laboured and we didn’t have the usual zip in our play.

"I think rusty would be the perfect word to describe both games."



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