Five Facts: Wisbech Town

Five Facts: Wisbech Town

By Richard Scott
9 October
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Five facts about Saturday's visitors Wisbech Town


Wisbech Town visits the Autonet Insurance Stadium this Saturday for a Buildbase FA Trophy tie. We've pulled out five facts about our visitors from Cambridgeshire.

- The club is nicknamed The Fenmen and, this is due to the area they are from. Wisbech is often known as the capital of the Fens so are known as the Fenmen.

- A team has been called Wisbech Town since the 1890s. However, the current club was formed in 1920, which means next year is the clubs 100th birthday. Happy 100th Birthday Wisbech!

- In the 1983/84 season, they went 37 games unbeaten in the Eastern Counties League. However, they missed out on the title to Braintree Town on goal difference. The Irons had scored 125 goals that season.

- Among their former players is the late Keith Alexander, who went onto manage Macclesfield Town and, Paul Bastock. The goalkeeper holds the record for the most appearances in football, beating Peter Shilton's record of 1,249 games in 2017. Bastock was playing for Wisbech at the time.

- The town of Wisbech has more than 250 listed building and monuments they include Wisbech Castle and The Angles Theatre, a typical Georgian playhouse built-in 1793.

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