NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Boss Gary Setchell confident Wisbech Town will win their survival fight - if the past two performances are anything to go by

Wisbech Town manager Gary Setchell. Picture: IAN CARTER

Wisbech Town manager Gary Setchell. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Manager Gary Setchell is adamant Wisbech Town will win their survival fight – providing they continue to produce performances of the current standard.

The Fenmen remain bottom of Northern Premier League Division One East despite a creditable 2-2 draw at Gresley last Saturday. It was second encouraging result on the road in succession following a 1-1 deadlock at Brighouse the previous weekend.

Wisbech twice came from behind at Gresley thanks to levellers from half-time substitute Michael Frew and defender Jack Keeble – the latter claiming his first goal for the club.

“If we play like that week in, week out we will be absolutely fine,” said Setchell.

“We dominated the game in the first half and only conceded due to an unfortunate mix-up which knocked the wind out of our sails.

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“We still felt we could have a real go at Gresley and we made a couple of changes of personnel that helped us to do that. The first 25 minutes of the second half were the best we have played all season.

“We totally controlled the game despite being the away team and the only disappointment on the day is that we have made a couple of mistakes which cost us goals.

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“We’ve got a squad of players who are really working hard and giving everything when called upon. There is no-one sitting around and sulking if they are left on the bench.

“We saw at Gresley that boys went on and made a huge difference just as they did the previous Saturday at Brighouse as well.

“These are two very pleasing and very hard-earned points on the road and I’m sure we won’t be anywhere near the bottom three come April if we can continue to produce performances like these.”

Wisbech are a point from safety ahead of a home clash against Ossett at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium this Saturday, 3pm.

And while the Yorkshire side are only currently ninth in the Division One East standings, they are held in high regard by Setchell.

He added: “Ossett are one of what I would class as the big six in this league and playing them will show us how far we come.

“It will be a tough test, but it won’t be long before we put a few results together if we continue to show the same work ethic that we have done lately.”

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