NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Creasey hopes Wisbech Town can cause another FA Cup upset
PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 01 September 2017
Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey is hoping his men can pull off another FA Cup upset tomorrow afternoon.
The Fenmen produced one of the performances of the season so far to dump higher-level Spalding United out of the competition last month, and Creasey has called on his side to emulate that display in their trip to Souther League Division One East side Kempston Rovers.
“Kempston are a good side,” Creasey said. “I went and watched them on Monday and they’re a big, strong, physical side but can also play good football too so we’ll have to up our game and be at our best, without a shadow of a doubt.
“We’ll go into it as underdogs – they’re a division higher than us and we’re away from home – but it’s the FA Cup and no matter what stage you’re in, there’s always a chance of a few surprises so hopefully we can be involved in one.
“I’ve been involved in a few FA Cup games over the years where no-one has expected us to come away with a result and we have done so hopefully that can happen again and we can get our names in the hat for next week.”
The Fenmen go into their crunch cup tie on the back of two disappointing defeats – a 3-1 KO Cup loss to Potton United on Saturday and a defeat by the same score-line to UCL Premier Division title rivals, Eynesbury Rovers, on Tuesday night.
“We messed about with the team too much on Saturday but I don’t think we deserved to lose on Tuesday,” Creasey added.
“When we lost as Desborough and Deeping earlier in the season I came away saying we didn’t deserve to get anything from those games but that wasn’t the case on Tuesday,”
“Eynesbury a good side and they will be there or there abouts at the end of the season, but I think we matched them.
“The three goals we conceded were down to individual errors and we can pinpoint where those came from and we missed the penalty in the first half which was crucial.
“We’ve come away really disappointed because 3-1 makes it look like we were well and truly beaten but we weren’t.”