Fenmen are hoping for third time lucky in Vase

Wisbech V Kettering in FA cup action 'Steve Appleby
Wisbech V Kettering in FA cup action 'Steve Appleby

Wisbech Town will try for third time lucky when they travel in the fourth round of the FA Vase with Carlsberg to Gornal Athletic on Saturday.

All Thurlow Nunn League fixtures plus all FA Vase ties involving Thurlow Nunn sides fell victim to the weather last Saturday.

With milder conditions set this week, Wisbech Town boss Steve Appleby said he is relieved at the prospect of football after snow, frost and rain has decimated the programme during the last month.

The Fenmen also have a game tonight (Wednesday) when they travel to CRC in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Appleby said: “The game at Cambridge I expect to be on, and we should get a game on Saturday, I don’t see why not.

“I think we’re over the worst of the weather, it’s getting warmer.

“It has been an unfortunate part of football, the weather. We can’t wait for it. We will have to concentrate on the game on Wednesday and then go for it on Saturday.”

Chris Bacon, serving a ban, is the only player unavailable.

Appleby, who has not yet spoken to King’s Lynn’s wide man Jamie Thurlbourne after making an approach, added: “I may try to get a game in between the two Vase games to get Chris Bacon’s suspension out of the way.”

If they win in the Midlands this Saturday Town are away at Cornwall (Bodmin Town) in the fifth round. South West Peninsula League Bodmin Town beat Northern Leaguers Ashington Town 3-2.