‘We knew Friend would fire the goals,’ says Wisbech Town boss Creasey after youngster nets again

Jack Friend, pictured here celebrating one of his three goals against Rothwell Corinthians, has hit

Jack Friend, pictured here celebrating one of his three goals against Rothwell Corinthians, has hit seven goals in his last three games. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey says he knew the goal-scoring floodgates would open for in-form striker Jack Friend.

The 19-year-old failed to find the net in his first five matches for the Fenmen but since then has bagged seven goals in three games – including consecutive hat-tricks against Potton United and Rothwell Corinthians.

Friend also scored in Wisbech’s 4-0 success over Huntingdon United on Wednesday, and Creasey says he had every faith in the former Peterborough United youngster despite his goalless start to his second spell at the Fenland Stadium.

“What happened with Jack since he left us has been well documented,” he said. “But when he came back to us he was at rock bottom.

“We always knew he needed to score a goal to get going and now he has he needs to push on and keep it going week in, week out.”

The Fenmen hit four goals for the fourth match in a row on Wednesday, but Creasey is staying grounded and says their toughest fixtures are to come – starting with an FA Vase clash with Mildenhall Town tomorrow (3pm).

“We’re doing ok,” said Creasey. “We need to keep our feet on the floor. What we’ve done is done and we need to focus on the next game.

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“We’ve got our confidence back but we have some hard games coming up.

“We didn’t play as well as we have been on Wednesday but we scored four goals and didn’t concede and we’ll take the confidence from that into tomorrow’s game in the Vase.

“The FA Vase is always a competition we want to do well in and we know it’ll be a hard game.”

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