Fenmen host UCL leaders

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Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey has called on fans to flock to the Elgood’s Stadium when they entertain UCL leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Saturday.

Creasey said: “I’m not sure if they’re clear favourites – or Holbeach are – to win the league, but they’re on a roll.

“Anyone who will finish above Rushden & Diamonds will win the league, so I hope we can turn out some numbers on Saturday, because they will bring a few.

“We want to make sure it feels like we’re at home.”

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division leaders they may be, but AFC will face a Fenmen side who are unbeaten in eight UCL games.

Creasey said: “I’m sure Rushden will be looking at it and thinking: This is a tough one.

“We’ve got nothing to fear. Hopefully we can put up a good performance and if we can keep our run going, it’ll be fantastic.”

Creasey should have a full squad bar defender Nathan Horne, whose wife gave birth last Saturday lunchtime, which caused him to miss the weekend’s 4-0 win at Harborough Town.

“Nathan is going to take a short break,” said Creasey.

“It’s not a problem because we have got cover in our squad.”

On entering the competition, the Fenmen have been drawn at home to Northern Counties East League side Cleethorpes Town in the FA Vase Second Round on Saturday, November 22.

In the previous round Cleethorpes won at Southam United 5-1 in front of a crowd of 113.

Creasey added: “I know a bit about them: they’re a very good side who have had a nice little run in the FA Cup.

“They are doing well in their league and have some good players. But it’s at home, and we’ll look forward to that in a couple of weeks’ time.”

UCL table & report:

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