Vital week for Wisbech Town admits assistant Dear as Fenmen chase top-six finish and cup glory

WISBECH Town assistant manager Chris Dear admits the next seven days are the Fenmen’s most important of the season.

Lewis Thompson’s equaliser during Saturday’s hard-fought 1-1 draw at Felixstowe & Walton United kept the Fenmen’s push for a top-six finish on course.

Goals from Callum Reed and Ash Stevens further boosted Wisbech’s hopes as they opened up a four-point gap over seventh-placed Norwich United by beating them 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Dear said: “It was a massive victory for us on Tuesday but every game is a big game at the moment.

“In the last few weeks we haven’t had the performances because I think the players have been trying too hard. But every result counts right now because we’re coming to the closing stages of the season.

“We believe we can achieve our aim of finishing in the top six but if results go our way we can finish even higher.”

Steve Appleby’s troops continue their quest to secure their highest league finish in seven years against Kirkley & Pakefield at the Tom Wood’s Beer Fenland Stadium tomorrow.

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Dear said Tuesday’s Ridgeons League Challenge Cup Semi-Final against Stowmarket Town is a fantastic chance to reward the club’s loyal fanbase and move a step closer to ending Wisbech’s 16-year wait for silverware.

He said: “We haven’t won anything for a very long time and we’ve got a really good opportunity to win this cup competition.

“We won’t take Stowmarket lightly because it’s a potential banana skin waiting to happen. We need to go there in the right frame of the mind to avoid an upset.

“We’re by far the best supported team in the league and the players, Apps and I, and everyone at the club want to win silverware for us and our fans.”