Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey sets sights on climbing into top six
PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 January 2017
Dick Creasey insists three points are a must tomorrow if Wisbech Town are to stand a chance of clawing themselves into the United Counties League Premier Division top six.
The Fenmen entertain Northampton side Sileby Rangers at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium in what Creasey has billed as a must-win clash (3pm).
Despite not tasting defeat since late October, Wisbech find themselves down in eighth position in the Premier Division standings.
And they still trail tomorrow’s opponents, who sit in sixth spot, by 10 points – a gap which highlights why Creasey is placing so much significance on the game.
He said: “I don’t really know what to expect from Sileby in all honesty.
“They reeled off nine wins in a row ahead of a draw and a defeat in their two most recent games. They also shipped four goals in both of those matches
“But we need to concentrate on ourselves and ensure we perform at the level we have done in the majority of our recent games.
“Sileby are a team we need to catch if we are going to stand a chance of getting into the top six – and it is essential we get three points against them.”
Creasey’s men extended their current unbeaten streak to 15 matches in all competitions with a 5-3 triumph at FA Vase heroes Newport Pagnell last Saturday.
Pagnell had dumped Premier Division leaders Peterborough Sports out of the national competition the previous weekend, but they had no answer to the attacking prowess of Wisbech.
The sides were deadlocked at the break with a Michael Frew opener being cancelled out, but the Fenmen took command with a scintillating second-half performance.
A Harry Limb brace, an Adam Millson penalty and a Billy Smith strike sealed the points before Pagnell bagged a couple of consolation goals.
“The first half was pretty even,” recalled Creasey. “But we destroyed Pagnell in the second half – and I’m sure they would say no different.
“I felt it was a good time to play them after their big FA Vase result.
“It can be hard to bring players back down to earth and get their focus back on the league after something like that.
“But that’s not taking anything away from our lads as we ripped them apart after the break.
“The only slight disappointment was that we let them get a couple of goals back towards the end when in truth we could have gone on to score more ourselves.”
Wisbech were scheduled to entertain Sleaford Town on Tuesday, but the match was postponed due to an unfit Elgoods Fenland Stadium pitch.