Creasey urges Wisbech Town players to bounce back from FA Vase exit and re-pay fans for terrific support

12:26 12 March 2014

Wisbech Paul Cousins at the final whistle. Picture: Ian Burt

Wisbech Paul Cousins at the final whistle. Picture: Ian Burt

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Wisbech Town joint boss Dick Creasey admits his players are still heartbroken after their 1-0 loss at Sholing FC in the FA Vase quarter final on Saturday.

A first-half strike from Sholing’s Lee Wort helped the Boatmen sink the Fenmen’s dreams of reaching Wembley.

Creasey said: “we’re really proud of what we have done but everyone’s still down in the dumps at the moment. It is hugely disappointing.

“It may have been easier to take if we were beaten by a better side but overall we dominated the game, certainly the last 45 minutes.

“Our keeper (Carl Mackney) had nothing to do. We made one silly mistake in the first half, let them in, and we paid for that.

“We’ve had a good journey and now need to re-group for the rest of the season and pick up as many points as we can.”

In a tense and tight affair, Wort streaked free and rounded keeper Mackney to bag the decisive goal.

Unlucky midfielder Callum Reed crashed efforts against the post and the bar in either half.

But despite Wisbech’s territorial domination, effort and fine build-up play, they could not force a breakthrough.

Creasey said: “Their keeper (Matt Brown) was excellent for them. We just probably lacked that little bit of pace which we had and we lost in TJ (Tom James moving to Australia), and it was a disappointing thing we weren’t able to replace him with somebody with a little bit of pace.”

Creasey has urged his players to re-pay the club’s magnificent travelling support with a good performance when they host Cogenhoe United in the United Counties League on Saturday.

The Fenmen will be out for revenge after losing the away fixture 6-1 in October.

Creasey said: “I was not involved but I watched the game and we put in a poor display. That result will definitely be in the back of our minds.

“We want to re-pay our travelling fans who have followed us up and down the country and given us terrific support all season with a good performance.”

Wisbech are also in UCL action against Wellingborough Town at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium on Tuesday.

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