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Wisbech hit five to take unbeaten run to 16

PUBLISHED: 14:49 26 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:49 26 November 2017

Billy Smith, right, was on target for Wisbech Town. Photo: IAN CARTER

Billy Smith, right, was on target for Wisbech Town. Photo: IAN CARTER

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Wisbech Town's unbeaten run reached 16 games in all competitions after a 5-2 win at Northampton Sileby Rangers which wasn't as straightforward as the scoreline suggests.

The home side had an early chance, but Paul Bastock got down well to smother Aaron Hind’s close-range effort. Just before the half-hour mark, Sileby took a surprise lead via a free-kick, but Billy Smith’s 44th-minute goal saw the Fenmen level at the break.

Alex Beck put the Fenmen in front for the first time in the 58th minute, with Michael Frew adding a third three minutes later.

Sileby converted a 64th-minute penalty to bring it back to 3-2 and when sub Aaron Hart was sent off six minutes later, the home side sensed a potential upset.

Alex Beck restored the two-goal lead in the 74th minute with a piledriver shot and by the time Smith’s injury time left-foot screamer hit the back of the net, Town’s seventh consecutive United Counties League win was already assured.

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