Cambs Invitation Cup final: Dick Creasey praises ‘faultless’ Wisbech Town performance

Wisbech Town celebrate their Cambridgeshire FA Invitation Cup victory over Cambridge City. Photo: Sp

Wisbech Town celebrate their Cambridgeshire FA Invitation Cup victory over Cambridge City. Photo: Spencer Larham - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey has hailed his players after they defied the form book and hammered Cambridge City 4-1 in the final of the Cambs Invitation Cup.

The Fenmen went into last night’s encounter on the back of a 4-1 loss themselves, but produced their performance of the season to lift the Invitation Cup for the first time since 1995.

Creasey said: “A bit of silverware is always nice.

“The most pleasing thing is the good team performance. There were several excellent individual performances but we played well as a unit which is the most important thing.

“They probably had the best of the opening 15 minutes but then we blew them away.

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“We played some lovely football and all the goals were finished off well. It was a faultless performance.”

The Fenmen raced into a three-goal lead at Newmarket Town’s Cricket Field Stadium courtesy of goals from Billy Smith, Harry Limb and Michael Frew.

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Southern League Premier Division side Cambridge netted a consolation goal in the second period, but Luke Wilson put the game to bed with a fourth.

Wisbech were handed the perfect start after 20 minutes when a neat move culminated with Smith finishing smartly.

Creasey’s men doubled their lead ten minutes later when Jack Friend managed to find Limb, who slotted home.

Frew found a third just two minutes later with a skilful finish from a Smith cross, giving Wisbech a big advantage going into the break.

Michael Woolfe thought he had got the Lilywhites back into the game on the hour, but Luke Wilson slammed the ball home from an acute angle to seal Wisbech’s excellent cup triumph.

Creasey is hoping last nights’s success will kick-start their season after a less than impressive start.

The Fenmen have just one league victory so far, and were dumped out of the FA Cup by Peterborough Sports last Saturday.

They return to cup action this Saturday when they take on lower-level Potton United in the Kick Off Cup, but the Wisbech boss says his men won’t be underestimating the Bedfordshire outfit.

“What we need to do now is put good back-to-back performances together,” he said.

“That’s something we haven’t been able to do so far this season.

“It’s roles reversed this weekend as they are lower opposition but we’ll go into the game in a confident mood.

“We will respect them as a team but we’re expecting to get the win.”

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