New strike pair impress

Danny Beaumont WTFC
Danny Beaumont WTFC

Manager Dick Creasey says his Wisbech Town FC squad is ship-shape for pre-season training, particularly new striking duo Danny Beaumont and Josh Ford.

Creasey is happy to go with what he has when the Fenmen begin pre-season on Monday. Highly-rated ex-King’s Lynn Town centre forward Beaumont arrives from Dereham Town to join ex-Boston Town and Spalding United hitman Josh Ford and defender Stacy Cartwright, who returns from Deeping.

Creasey said: “Josh is still learning the game and did very well at Boston Town. Spalding recognised that and took him, although he didn’t play as much football as he’d have liked.

“He was around a very good bunch of players and has got the bit between his teeth.

“Josh wants to score goals. He’s more of a quality goalscorer than Danny, but his contributions outside the box will not be as much as Danny’s.”

The 25-year-old Beaumont enjoyed successive promotions at Lynn, scoring 35 goals in two seasons before he left The Walks in 2013.

He made over 200 appearances for Dereham during a four-season spell in the Eastern Counties (Thurlow Nunn) League, netting 112 goals.

Creasey said: “Danny probably needs a fresh challenge which will do him good. He’s a good footballer and I’m pleased we’ve signed him. What we don’t have to do is go hunting. We’ve got great competition for places.

“The lads we re-signed from last season are the backbone of the side and I’m delighted with their loyalty, I must stress that.”

The club can now offer season tickets. For the 2014/15 season these will be £115 (£85 concessions).

Please contact the club if you would like one.

The season ticket includes entry to all first team matches and reserve team matches held at The Elgood’s Fenland Stadium, except for FA Cup and FA Vase games.

The Fenmen will be at home to either Northampton Spencer or Bugbrooke St Michaels in the UCL KO Cup First Round. Wisbech Res have a friendly at Pinchbeck United on July 18, 6.15pm kick-off.