FA Vase exit for Wisbech Town

Sunday, February 3, 2013
10:54 AM

Gornal 4 Wisbech Town 2

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(AET, 90m: 2-2)

Wisbech Town blew an early two-goal lead to crash out of the FA Vase.

The Fenmen were two goals ahead after just six minutes and seemingly on course for a place in the last 32 of as competition which is part of the club’s folklore after consecutive semi-final appearances in the mid-80s.

Deakin Napier benefited from a poor goal-kick – the ball hitting him before he slotted into an empty net inside two minutes, with powerful striker Dubi Ogbonna adding a classy second sooner after.

But Wisbech slowly began to labour on a sticky playing surface and it was no surprise when Gornal got back into the game, a Lee Wherton penalty just before the hour mark and an equaliser by the excellent Chris Rabone on 71 minutes taking the game into extra time.

A tiring Wisbech side then had Steven Reid sent off in the first extra period and Gornal were rewarded for almost constant pressure with goals by Curtis Tilt and Marvin Nisbett earning the Midland Alliance outfit a long trip to Bodmin in the fifth round next weekend.

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