‘We owe them one’: Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey out for FA Cup revenge

Wisbech Town manager, Dick Creasey.

Wisbech Town manager, Dick Creasey. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey is out for revenge against the side that condemned his men to an opening day defeat.

The Fenmen were soundly beaten by United Counties League newcomers Peterborough Sports a fortnight ago, and Creasey is hoping that his side can avenge their 3-0 defeat in tomorrow’s crunch FA Cup Preliminary Round clash.

“They beat us 3-0 and although it was three goals that came from defensive errors they probably did edge us,” he said. “We definitely owe them one.”

Creasey also admitted that he is all too wary of the potential banana skins the FA Cup can throw up - but says his men will be focused on securing a place in the next round when they kick off at 3pm tomorrow afternoon.

He said: “The FA Cup is a different kettle of fish altogether.

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“Every season there always seems to be a few surprises that pop up but it’s not a game we’re going to take lightly.

“We want to go into the game with the right mindset and get a good result for the club.”

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If Wisbech progress, they will meet higher-level Stourbridge in the First Qualifying round and also pocket £1,950 in FA prize money - a sum Creasey says would come in handy at the Fenland Stadium.

“That sort of money is important to any club at this level,” Creasey said.

“Every club wants to do their best to put themselves in the position to receive it. There’s also another big home game against Stourbridge to aim for.”

Wisbech head into tomorrow’s knockout tie after ending their two-match wait for a UCL league win - and a league goal - on Tuesday night with a 3-1 success over Deeping Rangers.

Edgaras Buzas gave the Fenmen the perfect start with an eighth-minute header, before Sam Murphy fired his first goal since returning to the club after the break.

Michael Frew made sure of the victory when he registered his first league goal of the campaign 15 minutes from time, before Deeping’s Scott Mooney notched a consolation strike for the Lincolnshire outfit late on.

Creasey’s men are also preparing to take on Cambridge City in a re-arranged Cambs Invitation Cup Final at Newmarket Town’s Cricket Field Road on Wednesday (24).

The match was originally due to be played at the end of last season but was postponed at the request of Wisbech.

All proceeds from the final will go towards supporting local footballers Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs, who were left with serious injuries following a hit-and-run last month.

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