Fenmen well-drilled for Top Diamonds clash

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Wisbech v Yaxley Football action ENGANL00220130923084903

Wisbech Town FC travel to AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash that could decide the destiny of the UCL title.

The Fenmen, with a game in hand, are four points behind AFC, who remain the Chromasports United Counties League championship favourites, according to Wisbech boss Dick Creasey.

However Creasey said it was equally important that his troops won last night at Peterborough Northern Star.

He said ahead of the Rushden clash: “If we win there, we put ourselves in a position where we’ve got a chance.

“There’ll be a massive crowd. The majority of them will be supporting AFC Rushden. They’re the favourites in front of a big crowd.”

Treating the game as if the underdogs have nothing to lose is the best policy, he agreed: “We’ll go there and give everything we’ve got.

“Before that, we’ve got a really hard game on Tuesday night. We’ve got to get through that.”

Report and table: page 87.

l Following last week’s club AGM, newly-elected board member Malcolm Clements has replaced Barry Carter as chairman. Carter remains as treasurer. New director Kelley Lewis, who has built up the club’s website over the past year, is vice-chairman, while Gavin Clarey has also joined the board.

Long-term director David ‘Snips’ Parsons has left the board. Following an invitation by the board prior to the meeting, John Petch has accepted the position of president.

l Former Wisbech player Jack Friend has signed his first professional contract with Peterborough United.

The teenager said on Twitter: “So happy to have signed my first professional contract with Posh. The hard work starts here.”