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Wisbech Town - Facts & Figures

1st Team Joint Managers - Paul Cousins & Scott Johnson

Reserve Team Manager - No Reserve Team in 2013-14 season

Under-18s Team Managers - Mark Norris & Max Mattless

Wisbech Town's highest-ever goalscorer - Bert Titmarsh who scored 73 goals in season 1931/32; his total was 246 in 173 appearances with 30 hat tricks.

Most appearances: Jamie Brighty with 731, Bill Feary 616, B. Clarkson 612.

Player's progressing to Football League include: Peter Dobson (Ipswich); Paul Scott (Blackpool); Bryan Harvey and Terry Marshall (Newcastle); Colin Flatt (Leyton Orient); Jackie Gallagher (Lincoln).

Grounds

After a succession of grounds around the town in the first 27 years of its existance, the club moved from Harecroft Road to a former orchard in Walsoken which was given the name 'Fenland Park' and this became the Fenmen's home for the next 61 years.

The highest 'gate’ at Fenland Park was 8,044 v Peterborough United on 25th August 1957. The Ground had cover on all four sides and the floodlights had a 'lux' value of 130. The total attendance authorised was 3,804

The final game at Fenland Park was Mark Jimson's testimonial game against King's Lynn on Monday 15th September, which ended goalless. The final goal at the ground was scored by Scott Cubberley on Saturday 13th September, the Dereham keeper allowing a rather tame shot through his legs!

The club’s current ground is The Elgoods Fenland Stadium and hosted its first game on Saturday 14th August 2010, an FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round which attracted a crowd of 663. The current record attendance is 830 for an FA Cup Preliminary round replay against local rivals March Town United which the Fenmen won 3-2.

There is a 118-seater stand which was moved from its tempoary home at Outwell and 50 metres of covered terracing behind each goal.

League History

The Club played in the Peterborough League until 1935 when the decision was taken to turn Semi-professional. Entry was gained to the United Counties League until 1950.

1950 - 1952 Eastern Counties League

1952 - 1958 Midland League

1958 - 1970 Southern League

1970 - 1997 Eastern Counties League

1997 - 1999 Dr. Martens League - Midland Division

1999 - 2002 Dr. Martens League - Eastern Division

2002 - 2003 Jewson Premier League (Eastern Counties)

2003 - 2013 Ridgeons Premier League (Eastern Counties)

2013 - ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League

Other Information

The Club also run a successful Under 18s Team who compete in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League North Division. They have twice lifted the Eastern Counties Youth Plate in 2001-2002 and 2004-2005.

The Fenmen's colours are Red Shirts, Red Shorts and Red Socks. Change Strip is Yellow Shirts, Green Shorts and Yellow Socks.

Biggest Win: 18 - 1 v Rushden (UCL) 1945/46.

Heaviest Defeat: 1 - 10 v Brighton (FA Cup) 1965/66.

Clubs played in the Competition Proper of the F.A.Cup are: Ipswich Town, Colchester United, Reading, Newport County, Wycombe Wanderers, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Kingstonian, St Albans City, Billericay and Bristol Rovers.

 

© 2001 G Smith/M Davis - Used with kind permission

 

   
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