Angry Creasey blames ref
WISBECH Town manager Dick Creasey has been left cursing his team s luck after another disappointing Ridgeons Premier result. Monday evening s 2-1 defeat at Histon Reserves prompted an angry response from the Wisbech boss who criticised the referee s perfo
WISBECH Town manager Dick Creasey has been left cursing his team's luck after another disappointing Ridgeons Premier result.
Monday evening's 2-1 defeat at Histon Reserves prompted an angry response from the Wisbech boss who criticised the referee's performance.
The game came to life in the second half and Wisbech took a deserved lead through Martin McNeil's header on 50 minutes but that was only the start of the drama.
Ten minutes before time, the home side were on level terms when a contentious penalty was awarded for a tackle that appeared to be outside the box.
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A stunned Wisbech conceded a second from a corner three minutes from time but the Fenmen believe that they should have been awarded a spot kick of their own when Liam Harrold was brought down in the box in the dying seconds.
An angry Creasey said: "When our opponents and their fans are saying that they don't agree with the officials' decisions then we know that something is not right.
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"Their penalty came from a tackle outside the box and I can not understand why a penalty was not given for the foul on Liam."
He added: "I tried to have a chat with the referee after the game but he was unwilling to have a discussion.
"It is incredibly frustrating because the lads played really well. What am I supposed to say to them in the dressing room after the game?"
Creasey rates the performance against Histon as even better than the one his team put in to beat Bury Town 2-0 in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Goals from Liam Nimmo and Danny Hussey put the Fenmen in control and although the visitors had to endure periods of pressure from their Ryman League opponents, Wisbech deserved the good win.
The excellent result means that Wisbech will travel to Conference North side Redditch United in the second qualifying round on September 30.
Creasey introduced new Portuguese signing Evaldo Ribeiro in to the right back slot against Bury and the Wisbech manager needs every available player at the moment, particularly in defence.
That is why Creasey has put in a transfer request for Spalding defender Dan Holyoak. Creasey said: "He is a very good player and I tried to sign him earlier in the season but he decided to stay at Spalding.
"Now I have heard he is considering his future at the club and so I hope to have a word with him on Saturday morning to finalise a move. If I can get him signed he may well play later in the day."
Wisbech will be hoping to get their Ridgeons Premier campaign back on track when they travel to Mildenhall Town tomorrow (Saturday).
In a rearranged league fixture, Wisbech will host Diss Town on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm. at the town's Asda supermarket on Friday to raise money for two charities.
The town council sold roses at £1 each to customers after about 600 were donated by Asda's supplier, Intergreen, of Bicker, near Boston.
The sales raised £518.32 for the mayor's charity fund.
Meanwhile, Asda staff took it in turns to step on an exercise machine at the store's entrance for the Tickled Pink campaign, run in partnership between Asda and Breast Cancer Care.
Half-hour stints by staff and managers from 10am to 6pm, with donations from people entering the store, saw them raise £250 for the charity.