Fenmen host leaders Tulips

Wisbech town football club legend Jackie Gallagher at Fenland Park who is going to be playing in the last game at Fenland Park on the May 3rd
Wisbech town football club legend Jackie Gallagher at Fenland Park who is going to be playing in the last game at Fenland Park on the May 3rd

Wisbech Town face a big fortnight according to joint boss Dick Creasey – and it gets no bigger than next Saturday when UCL leaders Spalding Utd come to town.

The Fenmen were due to travel in December to the Tulips in the FA Vase but title favourites Spalding were expelled after fielding an ineligible player in the previous round.

Creasey said: “It was a different competition and the reason was out of our hands.

“Spalding without a shadow of a doubt will win the title. The game lets you gauge where you are and where you want to be.

“We want to put in a performance every week, you can’t just switch it on and off.

“We’ve got to be a little more consistent. We haven’t played since Ashington (in the FA Vase) and that’s why I said to the lads ‘You can understand why I get annoyed over the last two games’. I want it week in and week out.

“We have three very hard games now – it’s a big fortnight and we hope to come out of it still in two cups and hopefully beating the champions-elect.”

With last night’s KO Cup tie at home to Huntingdon Town and the FA Vase trip to Hadleigh arriving the week after, maybe a shuffling of the pack would be tempting, but Creasey wants none of that.

He said: “With having two games called off I don’t think we can do that. The lads need game time and the fact we have very difficult games coming up, you want your strongest side out.

“The only thing is to be careful if someone gets a knock, you change things straight away.”

The Fenmen suffered a second successive Saturday postponement at home to Deeping.

Creasey added: “We had a pitch inspection at 1pm on Friday and it passed that but the deluge on Friday night put paid to that.”

Wisbech trained on Saturday under the eyes of Fenmen legend Jackie Gallagher who had a football league career with the likes of Lincoln, Peterborough and Wolves.

Creasey said: “It’s nice to get Jackie in and do a session.

“I want to do more of that. Sometimes a different voice or a different method works.”