NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Coach confident a tough set of fixtures can work in Wisbech Town’s favour

Luke Wilson is back for Wisbech Town when they face Leicester Nirvana. Picture: IAN CARTER

Luke Wilson is back for Wisbech Town when they face Leicester Nirvana. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Coach Kev Ward believes Wisbech Town’s difficult run-in can work in their favour.

The Fenmen have the toughest set of upcoming fixtures out of the five teams chasing the United Counties League Premier Division title and two promotion spots.

They sit six points behind leaders Yaxley with three games in hand ahead of a home clash against Leicester Nirvana tomorrow, 3pm.

Ward said: “We’ve got the hardest run-in on paper, but we’ve performed well and picked up good results against the better teams.

“Sometimes we’ve come unstuck against some of the lesser sides who are closer to the bottom of the table.

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“We’ve also got a lot of home games ahead and our record at our place is very good.

“I think we’ve got enough in the locker, and enough quality throughout the squad, to be promoted.”

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Wisbech saw their trip to Daventry Town was postponed last Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch.

The two teams had also been due to face each other at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium the previous weekend, but that fixture fell victim to heavy snow.

But other results went their way as fellow title-chasers Newport Pagnell, Holbeach and Deeping were all beaten.

Ward added: “It was like throwing a dice and getting a seven with the results last weekend.

“Yaxley winning at Deeping was a good result for us even though they went further clear because we have the games in hand to get past them.”

Defender Luke Wilson returns to the Wisbech squad tomorrow after missing their last outing - a 2-1 win at Wellingborough side Whitworth on March 6.

Opponents Leicester Nirvana sit ninth in the Premier Division standings after being early pacesetters this season.

They still have a mathematical chance of being crowned champions, but they face a huge fixture backlog.

Wisbech are yet to meet them, but Leicester-based Ward has seen them in action earlier in the campaign.

“I watched them lose at Harborough,” continued Ward. “They have a young side with a lot of pace throughout and look to play attacking football.

”They had such a good start to the season, but teams have worked them out since then.”

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