Creasey sends best wishes to Sleaford manager Jones who is fighting for life but says Wisbech Town want FA Cup win
11:00 13 August 2014
Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey says Saturday’s FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round clash at Sleaford Town is going to be particularly difficult because of the situation involving their manager.
Sleaford’s manager Kris Jones is fighting for his life in hospital after a car crash on the A1 last Monday.
Creasey sent his best wishes to Jones and his family but says the Fenmen will be going all out to win.
Creasey said: “We really hope he pulls through and wish him and his family all the best. As a club we are very sympathetic but, once the game starts, both teams will want to win. “We know we are not going to win the FA Cup but a good run would earn the club some money and give the payers some pride and prestige. “It is a very big game for us and we certainly want to win.”
Stuart Cobb and Neal Spafford are back from holiday but Callum Reed and Stacy Cartwright are injury doubts.
Wisbech Town were due to kick off their United Counties League campaign at home to Harborough Town on Saturday but the game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
However, they were able to get their campaign up and running against Eynesbury Rovers at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium on Tuesday night.
Josh Ford was on target for the Fenmen, who had Paul Cousins sent off in a 1-1 draw.
Creasey said: “It was probably a fair result against a decent side. We went 1-0 up and were in command in the first half but unfortunately Paul Cousins got sent off.
“I can only go on what people nearer to the incident saw and someone came up to me after the game and said it was quite clear there was no contact.
“There were one or two bad challenges in the game but not enough for two sending offs. The game’s becoming too soft.
“The second half lasted five minutes before we conceded. If we could have lasted another 10 minutes we could maybe have weathered the storm.
“After that, they stepped up a gear and we did well to cope with the pressure. When they had a player sent off, the game fizzled out.”