Local firm Fenland Fire Appliance LLP have sponsored a Friday night hotel stay for Wisbech Town FC’s long FA Carlsberg Vase quarter-final trip on Saturday.
The Fenmen travel to Hampshire side Sholing, and the Lynn Road (Wisbech) firm’s generosity means they can prepare in the best possible way with an overnight stop.
Fenmen joint boss Dick Creasey said: “Fenland Fire have kindly paid for the lads’ hotel for an overnight stay so they can get as near down to Southampton as possible. Unfortunately their ground came just outside the jurisdiction of being able to claim it from the home club.
“Plus having so many games postponed, the finances aren’t good. Fenland Fire have backed the club over the years and they have offered to pay for that, so it’s a fantastic gesture.
“We’re in the of a national competition and we need the supporters. I’m sure we’ll get quite a few going down there.
“It’s a big day for the club.”
Creasey has had a word with another manager in regards to signing a forward, but so far this has not borne fruit.
Wisbech will again use Carl Mackney in goal as Lea Jordan is cup-tied. The club arranged a Tuesday (last night) friendly with Peterborough League Premier side Moulton Harrox in order to give their undercooked troops some game time.
Wisbech have had two matches postponed since they defeated hosts Hadleigh United 2-1 in the Vase fifth round on Saturday, February 15.
Their meeting with Wellingborough Town was re-arranged because their visitors were involved in the league cup.
Then their second home game in a row – with high-flying Deeping Rangers – was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Tuesday last week.
Three quick goals on 74, 76 and 77 minutes contributed to Sholing FC’s 4-0 weekend win over Hamworthy Utd. Scorers for the Boatmen, who are unbeaten at home in the Sydenham’s Football League (Wessex) Premier Division, were Lee Wort, Ashley Jarvis 2 and Lewis Fennemore.
Previous four results, Saturday, February 22: Larkhall Ath W 1-0 (home, Vase). Tuesday 11: Farnborough (h, Cup) L 2-4. Tue 4: Blackfield & Langley (a) L 1-3. Tue, January 21: Hullbridge (h, Cup) W 3-1. Previous best FA Vase performance: 4th round, 2008–09.