Wisbech Town 4 Northampton ON Chenecks 3: Fenmen hold on for victory despite late drama

Jon Fairweather opened the scoring against Northampton ON Chenecks. Picture: Archant

Jon Fairweather opened the scoring against Northampton ON Chenecks. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town’s unbeaten run was extended to eight games with a 4-3 win over lowly Northampton O.N. Chenecks but, as the scoreline suggests, it was far from straightforward.

The early signs were good as the Fenmen dominated possession but clear-cut chances were not forthcoming. Twenty minutes in, Adam Millson missed from five yards after Michael Frew’s low shot rebounded to him off the base of the post, but Jon Fairweather was on hand five minutes later to head home a Danny Setchell corner.

Another Setchell corner in the 36th minute saw Kieran Hamilton extend the Fenmen’s lead with a low shot through a crowded penalty area.

Three minutes before the break, Millson made amends for his earlier miss with a well-placed long-range strike past the diving keeper.

Two deflected free-kicks early in the second half from Calvin Budd gave the visitors some hope of taking something from the game, but Alex Beck tapped home from two yards with five minutes remaining to restore the two-goal lead.

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But Jonny Muddiman pulled another goal back in stoppage time although there wasn’t enough time remaining to find an equaliser.

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