Wisbech Town 4-1 Leicester Nirvana: The Fenmen warm up for Cambs Invitation Cup semi-final with comprehensive home victory

Wisbech Town warmed up for their Invitation Cup semi-final with Cambridge City with a routine 4-1 su

Wisbech Town warmed up for their Invitation Cup semi-final with Cambridge City with a routine 4-1 success over Leicester Nirvana. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey says he is delighted that his men managed to secure their first three points on home soil since December on Saturday afternoon.

The Fenmen warmed up for tonight’s Cambs Invitation Cup semi-final with Cambridge City with a routine 4-1 triumph over Leicester Nirvana – a result which also snapped a winless run of five UCL matches at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium.

Creasey’s men took an early lead through captain Jon Fairweather but were pegged back just five minutes later.

A rare Paul Cousins goal restored the hosts’ advantage, before second-half strikes from Sam Murphy and Alex Beck sealed Wisbech’s second four-goal haul in as many weeks.

“I think we were in control for most of the game,” Creasey told the club’s official YouTube channel.


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“They pressed us really hard and in numbers so credit due to them but I thought we were always in control.

“Pitches aren’t the best at this time of year and I thought the midfield three worked their socks off.

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“We’re delighted to get three points at home because it’s been too long. It was a cold, damp afternoon where people don’t want to turn out so credit to them who did and I hope we sent them home a bit happier than we did on previous weeks.”

Victory puts Wisbech in good stead for tonight’s encounter with higher-level Cambridge City. The clubs will fight it out for a place in the final of the county competition at the Lilywhites’ Pro Edge Stadium (7.45pm) and while Creasey says his men will be up for the challenge, he admits that a one day turnaround from their last match isn’t ideal.

“The week is a bit more loaded for us now,” he said.

“We’ll have to drop another training session in on Wednesday or Thursday so it’s a busy week.

“Hopefully we’ll come out of it next weekend and still be undefeated.”

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