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Wisbech go into busy spell on the back of first win

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Wisbech Town go into a spell of three league games in seven days on the back of a morale-boosting FA Cup victory.

After recording their first win of the season, 2-0 over Whitton United on Saturday, Brett Whaley's men entertain Histon at Fountain Fresh Park on Tuesday evening, travel to play Chasetown on Saturday and then are back at home for the visit of Yaxley on Bank Holiday Monday.

Histon have lost all three league and cup games this season and will give Wisbech a chance to open their Northern Premier League Midland Division account.

Wisbech Town manager Brett Whaley
Wisbech Town manager Brett Whaley

Whaley says club captain Liam Marshall will be back for Tuesday night but there may be doubts over fellow defender Jon Fairweather and how he reacts after playing two games in four days after a period out of the game. Tom Mcleish also played with an injury during the second half so may be doubtful. Liam Adams should also be available if he recovers in time from a stomach bug.

"Histon have had another bad result today while we've had a good result, so the confidence will be with us," said Whaley. "But we know it's back to playing a Step 4 side and there were times today when we were 2-0 up that the better execution of passes you get with teams at that level could have punished us.

"It's great to be through in the Cup but now we must back it up and get points in the league and get away from the bottom places."

Brett Whaley and his assistant Chris Lenton (left)
Brett Whaley and his assistant Chris Lenton (left)

Reflecting on the victory, Whaley added: "There's a sense of relief among the group. We enjoy wins but we also felt we had to get our season started. The start to our season has been difficult and we just wanted to win a game.

"The start today was perfect as it's the first time this season an opposition has started slowly against us and allowed us to get into the game.

"The goals came at important times in each half too. Hopefully the win will put to bed those little niggling doubts that started to creep in last week and we can now kick on and move forward.

"It was the first time we'd had together most of the group we've had in pre-season and it felt like a little bit of normality which gave them confidence.

"We pressed really well, the midfield three were very good and we controlled the game, with Sam Murphy excellent, as he has been every game. The two wide lads (Toby Allen and Danny Draper) were great too and gave us the quality and the two finishes when we needed them."

"The good thing when you are in the FA Cup is you know, whatever happens in the next few league games, you have a break from it again. Winning one game isn't enough but the fact is Tuesday night is another big game."

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