NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Promotion glory for Wisbech Town

Adam Millson hit the goal that sealed promotion for Wisbech Town. Picture: IAN CARTER

Adam Millson hit the goal that sealed promotion for Wisbech Town. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town are going up.

Manager Gary Setchell has guided Wisbech Town to promotion. Picture: IAN CARTER

Manager Gary Setchell has guided Wisbech Town to promotion. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

The Fenmen sealed promotion from the United Counties League Premier Division last night when triumphing 1-0 at Daventry Town.

A solitary Adam Millson goal early in the second half secured a precious victory for Gary Setchell’s side, who are now guaranteed a top two finish.

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

But Wisbech can finish the season in style by being crowned champions when entertaining the same opponents at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium this Saturday.

Setchell’s men will need another victory to leapfrog leaders Yaxley, who won 1-0 at Kirby Muxloe in their final fixture last night to also seal promotion.

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant


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Wisbech are a point behind them, but Yaxley boast a vastly superior goal difference.

“It’s great to have promotion secured,” said Setchell, who has inspired an incredible Wisbech rise after replacing Dick Creasey as manager early in the season. Wisbech lost four of their opening six games before his arrival.

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

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“But now it is all about finishing the job off in front of our own fans by beating Daventry again on Saturday.

“The boys deserve the title after five wins and five clean sheets in a row at such an important stage of the season.

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

“This is a very hard league to win, but we’re on the cusp.”

It’s the first time the Fenmen have won promotion since finishing as runners-up in the Eastern Counties League back in 1996-97. They last won a league title in 1991.

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech won’t learn which league they will play in next season until later this month.

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech v Daventry.

Wisbech v Daventry. - Credit: Archant

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