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Wisbech Town FC finish eighth after Holbeach derby loss

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Wisbech Town have started interviewing candidates for the managerial position at the club, the Fenland Citizen understands.

The Fenmen are considering a number of applications and it is believed that the club hope to make an appointment by the end of the week.

Caretaker boss Dick Creasey, who guided the club to five wins in eight games at the tail end of the season, hasn’t ruled himself out of the position.

Fans at the Elgoods Stadium would love to see Creasey handed the job on a permanent basis, but Creasey is remaining tight-lipped about his future at this stage.

Boston-based Creasey said: “We will have to wait and see what happens. We will have to see if there is somebody out there who is younger and more energetic than myself.

“This is a really hard period for any manager with players going on holiday and talking to other clubs, so an appointment needs to be made sooner rather than later.

“The main priority is that the club is right. If there is someone who can come in to take the club forward then I’ll be delighted.”

Wisbech ended their campaign with a 5-3 reverse at Holbeach United on Thursday night, despite going 3-1 up in the first half, to finish eighth in the UCL Premier.

Striker Michael Frew helped himself to a hat-trick and also hit the woodwork with the scores at 3-1 before The Tigers fought back to claim the three points.

Creasey said: “I didn’t bother to look at the final table. Wherever we finished wasn’t good enough really.

“The season didn’t pan out as the club wanted and that’s not me pointing the finger at Brett (Whaley), but I think the players under-performed for him. I think fourth place would have been a bit of a false position for what the team have achieved this season.

“I told the players that after the Holbeach game without going too over the top.”

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Upwell Town FC didn’t finish the season as they wanted, losing out 3-2 to Waterbeach Colts Old Boys, who confirmed they were folding after the game.

Upwell levelled twice via Danny Dowdney with a free kick and Sergio Jimenez from a tight angle and will now finish second.

Upwell manager Karl Schultz said: “It was a typical dead rubber match. We clinched our third successive promotion and reached a county cup final.”

Upwell had completed the double over Alconbury Reserves 3-0 away on Wednesday night.

Upwell goals: Jack Watson after a Scott Beetlestone cut-back, Beetlestone after a Jimenez set-up and Watson following a Matthew Thomas long throw-in to net his 18th goal of the season.

Upwell Town A lost their final game of the season to league and cup double winners, South Creake 2-0, and finished third.

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