Fenmen host crunch derby

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Wisbech Town FC boss Dick Creasey has called upon the Fenmen faithful to come out in force for next Saturday’s home derby with top of the table Yaxley.

The club on the outskirts of Peterborough sit top of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division with 25 points from ten games.

They are one point ahead of Holbeach United who have a game in hand.

Wisbech, who have three games in hand over Yaxley, are on 13 points in eighth position.

The Wisbech manager said: “We know we have to be right on top of our game.

“It is a local derby, along with the likes of Huntingdon, Boston, Holbeach and Deeping.

“They can sometimes throw up funny results, which I don’t think this one will, but it will be a really good game of football and we need the local fans to come out.

“They can be our 12th man. We’d like a good turn-out and hopefully we’ll do all right.”

The Fenmen had no match at the weekend due to a change in fixture circumstances, while Yaxley beat fellow UCL team Sleaford Town 2-1 at home in the FA Vase.

Yaxley boss Brett Whaley is a former manager at March Town, and Creasey added: “I’m not too familiar with him but I know of Brett and he’s a good up-and-coming manager.

“He’s gone to Yaxley and he is building a very good side there. They are rightfully at the top.

“They are going to be in and around the top of the league at the end of the season.

“We’ve got to be honest with ourselves: Wisbech should be matching the likes of Yaxley – no disrespect to them.

“We’ve had a good three games and now this will be a test.

“Whether the rest and break we’ve had has come at the right time, we’ll have to see on Saturday.”

Wisbech, who have a full squad of 16 available, also entertain Sawston United on Tuesday in the Cup.

“We’ve got a clean bill of health and it gives me a dilemma. I may have to leave one or two out of the squad,” added Creasey.