September 2 2014 Latest news:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Wisbech Town joint boss Dick Creasey said he was pleased with the response of his players after they picked up back to back Easter wins on the road.
Creasey criticised a section of his squad for a lack of effort in their 2-0 home loss to Holbeach United two weeks ago.
His words seemed to hit their mark as the Fenmen beat Northampton Sileby Rangers 3-1 on Saturday, with Kieron Doherty getting a hat trick.
Even better was to come against Holbeach on Monday, as Billy Smith (2), Tony Battersby and Adam Millson scored in a comprehensive 4-0 win.
Creasey said: “In the Holbeach home game we were not at the races. That performance hurt me as much as going out of the FA Vase at Sholing did.
“Some players didn’t give 100 per cent, which was not fair on the paying public.
“But I got a good reaction from the players, who produced two good performances and six points, so it’s fair to say it’s been a good Easter period.”
Against Sileby Rangers, Creasey left the comfort of his dugout and took over as linesman after one of the assistant referees got injured.
He said: “I didn’t want to do it but you have got to get the game completed and no one seemed to come forward so I had to step in.
“Thankfully there were no major issues, though I didn’t get my share of the referees fees! I didn’t even get a pint.”
Wisbech go in to the final game of the season away at Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday needing a win to secure 7th place in the United Counties League.
When the two sides met earlier this season, Wisbech picked up a 3-1 win.
Creasey said: “We need to go there and get a win to finish 7th. We’ll go there to do a job, like we have done in our last two games, and pick up the three points.
“After that the hard work really starts because we need to make sure we are in the mix at the top end of the table next season.”