Wood you believe vase draw

Wisbech Town FC v Cleethorps Town in FA Vase Action ANL-141123-095449009
Wisbech Town FC v Cleethorps Town in FA Vase Action ANL-141123-095449009

Wisbech Town FC have been given familiar opponents at home in the next round of the FA Vase as a reward for Saturday’s 2-1 win at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium.

The Fenmen have been drawn at home to Walsall Wood in the Third Round. Wisbech beat them 1-0 away at the same stage last season.

Wisbech Town FC v Cleethorps Town in FA Vase Action ANL-141123-095410009

Wisbech Town FC v Cleethorps Town in FA Vase Action ANL-141123-095410009

This is their reward for victory over Cleethorpes at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium at the weekend after going behind (see page 93 for report).

Walsall Wood currently sit ninth in Midland Football League Premier Division with 27 points from 16 games.

The match is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 3pm kick off.

Wisbech manager Dick Creasey said: “It’s always good to play at home.

“We did well last season by winning a lot of hard games away.”

He added that the side had to avoid complacency after Saturday’s win over Cleethorpes: “Everyone starts to think, since we’re playing at home, it’s a foregone conclusion.

“But they were a very good side and they have had a good little run in the FA Cup, so I thought we could slip up in the competition. Thankfully we didn’t do that.

“When we had them watched, the report was absolutely spot-on.

“It worked for us with the formation we played.”

Creasey said that the next fortnight will be “massive”.

“We can’t put all our eggs in one basket. The league is the important thing. Teams keep beating other teams – nothing’s cut and dried in this league and they all keep dropping points.

“We’ve got Deeping, Cogenhoe and PNS, and it’s a massive 14 days or so.”

The busy Fenmen were at 12th-place Deeping Rangers last night (Tuesday) in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

They are then at home to Cogenhoe, who lie in fourth spot, on Saturday. Wisbech host fifth-place Peterborough Northern Star next Tuesday.

Wisbech are in seventh position but have games in hand on many of the teams around them.