Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley has called on his players to put their FA Vase frustrations behind them by going on a long unbeaten run in the Chromasport & Trophies United Counties League.
The Fenmen go into matches at Oadby on Saturday and Deeping Rangers in the Premier Division on Tuesday on the back of crashing out of the Vase with nine men at the weekend (see page 95 for report).
Whaley said: “We are a long way back in the league so we want to build our unbeaten three-game run into a longer run.
“Saturday was a massive setback as a club but it wasn’t through a poor performance. We’ve got to draw a line under it and go again.
“We’ve got to go and beat Oadby and Deeping in the league and we have still got both the League Cup and Cambs Cup to play for too, so we must not lose sight of that.
“If we can win our next two league games we will be touching the group of teams just ahead of us in the table so that’s where we’ve got to start.
“We can’t afford to have a hangover and feel sorry for ourselves. We went into the weekend thinking we had turned the corner and I still believe we have turned the corner.”
Whaley was still smarting from the big decisions which went against the Fenmen and the manner of his side’s cup exit on Saturday.
“If we had played badly I would hold my hands up and say we weren’t good enough, but when there’s a display from an official like that there is very little you can do,” said Whaley.
“We were the better side, even with ten men and it seems a very strange thing to say but I was very, very proud of my players.
“When the third goal went in, a lot of teams with nine men would have folded but we just worked and worked and worked.
“Earlier in the season we lost 5-0 to Yaxley with 11 players on the pitch but that game we just gave up and folded, Saturday was completely different.”
Wisbech Town FC Reserves face a home clash in the second round (last 16) of the PFA Senior Cup against Langtoft United. The tie will be played on Saturday, November 28.