Wisbech Town 2-4 Northampton Sileby Rangers: Boss Creasey disappointed with ‘flat’ display as the Fenmen’s 15 match unbeaten run is ended

Dick Creasey.

Dick Creasey. - Credit: Archant

Dick Creasey admitted everything was ‘flat’ in Wisbech Town’s 4-2 defeat to Northampton Sileby Rangers on Saturday.

The Fenmen took a 2-1 lead into the half-time interval thanks to Billy Smith and Alex Beck, but saw their 15-match unbeaten run ended by an impressive Sileby side who rattled in three unanswered goals in the second half.

And Creasey admitted that the performance – and atmosphere – left a lot to be desired as Wisbech were sent to their first defeat since late October.

“We came in 2-1 at half time and we probably could have been three or four-nil up,” he told the club’s official YouTube channel.

“We’ve scored two and sometimes you have to score one or two more. We were reasonably happy with that we’d done.

“Within 30 seconds of the second half we’d conceded and we can’t hide the fact that it wasn’t good defending.

“Vinny [goalkeeper Sam Vince] has been absolutely superb since he’s come in but he’s had a bad day and the back four wasn’t good enough.

“Credit to Sileby – they played to their advantages but you can’t get done by three set-pieces. We didn’t cope with them and there’s’ nobody to blame apart from ourselves.

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“The little run we had is over and what we’ve got to do is pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and try and start again next week.

“I think the biggest disappointment for me is that our bad performances always come here in front of our own fans.

“The last two away games have been good but we’ve been struggling to do it at home. It really does disappoint me.

“Everything was flat – as a team, the supporters and the bench. Don’t ask me why but that brings it all together and it was a disappointing day.

“The run was always going to come to an end at some stage but we move on.

The Fenmen will hope to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to promoted side Northampton ON Chenecks (3pm).

“It’s a game we have to win now,” Creasey added.

“Sam Murphy will come back in so that’s a bit more competition and Harry [Limb] will be back from Swansea and back to start so we’ll go from there.

“We’ll try and get a bit of confidence into ourselves and train hard and get ready for Saturday.”

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