Appleby says only three points will do ahead of clash with relegation battlers Wivenhoe Town

Steve Appleby. Picture: Steve Williams

Steve Appleby. Picture: Steve Williams - Credit: Archant

WISBECH Town boss Steve Appleby says only a win will do against relegation-threatened Wivenhoe Town tomorrow if his team is serious about getting promoted this season.

The Fenmen lie sixth in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division but have games in hand on all their promotion rivals.

Appleby said: “We’ve put ourselves in a position to be challenging in the league.

“We have to go there and get three points. Draws are no good to us. Basically it’s down to who can have the best run-in this season.”

Chris Bacon’s first-half goal gave Wisbech a 1-0 win over Ely City on Saturday.


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There was more good news on Sunday as Appleby swooped to sign 29-year-old midfielder Danny White after his release from King’s Lynn Town.

“Danny has been in this situation before and he’s won things,” said Appleby.

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“He’s a quality player with loads of energy who’s got bags of experience playing at this level and higher. His arrival will give everyone a lift.”

The Fenmen are through to the last four of the Red Insure Cup after a 3-1 win away at Kirkley and Pakefield on Wednesday.

The hosts went ahead before a Bacon brace and a late goal from substitute Lewis Clayton secured an impressive win.

Wisbech host Cambridge University Press in the semi-finals on March 26.

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