Fenmen’s Vase rematch

Wisbech Town FC at home to S & L Corby.
Wisbech Town FC at home to S & L Corby.
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Joint Wisbech Town boss Paul Cousins is confident going into Saturday’s FA Vase rematch at Gornal Athletic.

Gornal knocked the Fenmen out of the competition after extra time last season.

Midfielder Callum Stocks and goalkeeper Lea Jordan are cup-tied, while forward Tony Battersby returns from suspension.

Cousins said his side has something to prove: “We’re very confident going into it as we’ve been getting some good results and some great performances lately.

“We were unlucky last year against them as we were 2-0 up and I thought there would only be one winner, but we went out 4-2 in extra time.

“We had a man sent off – Steven Reid – in the first minute of extra time for a second booking and a couple of guys went off with cramp.

“I remember we hadn’t played for a while: three or four weeks off due to the weather.

“We have got Ricky Lovelace coming in for Lea.

“He’s played for us before, which will help in that respect.

“He signed on Holbeach at the start of the season and I think he’s been playing for Skegness and quite a few of the lads know that area.

“We’ve got pretty much a full squad as Adam Millson came off the bench on Saturday, and we’ll have Matt Lunn.

“I think we’ll appeal Steven Reid’s recent red card as I’ve watched the video and he has not raised his arms – the lad has run straight into his arm.”

Gornal are 19th in the Midland Alliance and in Division One have not won at home this season in seven league attempts.

The Peacocks managed their best FA Vase performance last season by reaching the fifth round.