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Veteran ‘keeper Paul Bastock equals world appearances record at Wisbech Town

By Adam Ellis

47-year-old Paul Bastock has equalled legendary goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s record for appearances in a career which started way back in 1988.

Playing in Wisbech Town’s 2-1 over Sleaford Town in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division was Bastock’s 1,249th time he has laced up his boots and pulled on the gloves to play in a competitive match.

The former Boston United and St Albans City stopper stands to set a new record when the Fenman take on Thetford Town in the second round of the FA Vase on Saturday.

Wisbech will head into the cup match high on confidence after a run 13 unbeaten games, including seven clean sheets for Bastock.

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