Paul Bastock duly equalled Peter Shilton`s world record for appearances on Wednesday night as he helped Wisbech Town to a thirteenth unbeaten game in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.
The veteran 47-year-old made it 1,249 competitive career matches with the Fenmen`s 2-1 victory at Eslaforde Park against struggling Sleaford Town.
Goals from Sam Murphy and Aaron Hart sealed Wisbech`s win and attention now turns to Saturday`s Buildbase FA Vase Second Round tie when the Fenmen take on Thetford Town at Mundford Road when Bastock should break the record.
Thank the lord that’s over with not our best performance but a win is a win go on to the record breaking on Saturday hopefully with a win ⚽️⚽️????
— Paul Bastock (@bazza1115) November 8, 2017
Was a huge honour to see @bazza1115 equal Peter Shiltons world record tonight #plusawin#lucky13#momentum#cat#bananaman????????
— gary setchell (@garysetchell) November 9, 2017
Absolute pleasure watching @bazza1115 tonight. His one-on-one save first 10 min suggests there could be quite a few more games yet in the old cat. What a top top bloke ❤️
— Tom Ward (@wardy_5) November 8, 2017