Rothwell Corinthians 1 Wisbech Town 3: Depleted Fenmen pick up away points
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Despite missing several players, Wisbech Town did enough to beat Rothwell Corinthians 3-1 at Sergeants Lawn and record their third league win in a row.
With top scorer Harry Limb unavailable, midfielders Edgaras Buzas and Adam Millson also missing and defender Luke Wilson only fit enough for a place on the bench, the depth of the Fenmen's squad was certainly tested.
After a promising start Wisbech fell behind in the eight minute as Kalon Peniasko's flick header from a free-kick crept inside the far post with keeper Sam Vince stranded.
Despite the setback, the visitors continued to create chances and only a point blank save by Corinthians keeper Liam Waddy denied Liam Adams a goal in the 28th minute.
Eight minutes later, Waddy was adjudged to have handled a back pass on the edge of the six-yard area. Billy Smith gave the 10-man wall on the goalline no chance from the resulting indirect free-kick, Michael Frew providing the assist.
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On 55 minutes, Adams missed a glorious chance to give the Fenmen the lead but he fluffed his lines from Frew's cross to the far post.
Two minutes later, Alex Beck made no mistake as he met Frew's pinpoint low diagonal cross to score from six yards.
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Corinthians almost equalised in the 65th minute, Sam Vince's outstretched leg deflecting Peniasko's goalbound shot onto the inside of the post. Luckily, the rebound fell kindly to Luke Hipwell who was able to clear the danger.
Liam Adams settled matters in injury time with a run from just inside his own half which ended with him beating Waddy at his near post and help move the Fenmen up to seventh in the table.