Creasey hopeful of good FA Vase run but he says it would be a mistake to expect a repeat of last season’s heroics

Dick Creasey. Picture: Steve Williams.

Dick Creasey. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey says teams will be lining up to knock them off their perch after last season’s stunning FA Vase run.

The Fenmen host Lincolnshire side Cleethorpes Town, who are flying high in the Northern Counties East League, in the first round on Saturday.

Creasey says it would be a mistake to expect a repeat of last season’s quarter final run, but his side will be doing everything in their power to progress to the next round.

He said: “The problem is everybody will expect us to do as well as last year. You have to earn that right. Teams will be out to knock us off our perch. It’s a massive game and hopefully we’ll still be in the hat on Monday.”

Wisbech warmed up for the tie with an impressive 2-0 win at AFC Kempston Rovers in the United Counties League on Saturday. Josh Ford and Tommy Treacher got the goals.

Creasey said: “I thought we did really well. We put out quite an attack minded team so we left ourselves a bit open at the back at times but it was a really pleasing response and performance after the Rushden loss.”

Creasey is under no illusions about the size of challenge that awaits Wisbech against a side which has won its last 10 games.

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He said: “I had them watched on Saturday (they won 5-1 against Maltby Main) and the reports that came back are no different from what I thought.

“They are a decent side - they are strong, work hard and are good on the ball. We’ll have to be at our best against them.”

Tommy Treacher is cup-tied after turning out for Holbeach United in the competition but Scott Johnson and Steven Reid are both back after missing the Kempston game. Otherwise, the squad has a clean bill of health.

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