Creasey backs Wisbech Town to overcome Ford loss in Walsall Wood FA Vase clash

Josh Ford in action earlier this season. Picture: Steve Williams.

Josh Ford in action earlier this season. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town are back in FA Vase action on Saturday against Walsall Wood ... but they will have to make to without star striker Josh Ford.

Ford, who has made a massive impact at the club since joining in the summer, broke his foot in the Fenmen’s 3-0 win over Cogenhoe United in the United Counties league on Saturday. He is expected to be out for at least a month.

Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey admits Ford, who has scored 14 goals this season, will be a big loss but says it is something the club has got to get over.

He said: “His injury us a big blow. It’s very disappointing for him and the club.

“But injuries happen and we have to get on with it. Hopefully he’ll be back in four to six weeks.”

Ford’s injury took the gloss off a very assured performance against Cogenhoe which saw the Fenmen climb to sixth in the league.

Adam Millson put Wisbech ahead from the penalty spot and Danny Beaumont struck twice late on.

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Creasey said: “I felt the scoreline was a fair reflection of the game. It was good to beat one of the teams above us. If you start doing that you’ll soon start climbing the league.”

Wisbech were due to host Peterborough Northern Star on Tuesday night but the match was called off because of a waterlogged pitch.

While it would have been nice to take on one of their closest rivals, the call off was “not that unfortunate”, Creasey said.

He said: “It would have been a massive game and had we won we would have gone above them, so it (the call off) was disappointing.

“But, to be honest, with another massive game coming up, we were not too disappointed.

“We definitely would not have risked Jon Fairweather against Peterborough Northern Star but he and Nathan Horne could be back against Walsall Wood.”

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