Sholing trip for Fenmen

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Wisbech Town FC learned that they will travel to Southampton-based Sholing FC in the FA Carlsberg Vase quarter-finals.

An interested spectator was Fenmen joint boss Dick Creasey who saw Hampshire side Sholing beat 1-0 Bath outfit Larkhill Athletic, the Western League Premier Division leaders, in the re-arranged fifth round tie at the weekend.

Creasey said on Sunday: “I watched the game, and there was very little between the two sides.

“On the day Larkhill - and I’m sure Sholing would say the same - shaded it, but it’s all about goals and Sholing got their goal in extra time.

“They are both good sides who were well-organised and we will have a difficult game. It’s something we have come to know, coming out second in the draw.

“It’s a financial burden for the club but it’s something we can’t do anything about. We’ve got to find a formula again to win.

“After that is the semi-final which is over two legs, which is a different cup of tea altogether.”

Creasey said it was vital all the players are prepared for the trip. They had no game on Saturday as Wellingborough had a league cup tie which took precedence.

Creasey added: “We’ve got two games (before the Vase quarter-final) but we really wanted the three.

“Obviously we want to get 90 minutes under all our players. Circumstances beyond us meant that was called off.

“We want everyone fit for the Vase.

“I said to the lads that we will have to rotate. We will start one or two players on Tuesday and one or two different players on Saturday so that the full 14 or 15 have got some game time.”

Wisbech, who won at Hadleigh Utd in the previous round, will bid for £4,500 in prize money on Saturday, March 8.