GALLERY: Creasey still optimistic about title challenge despite Holbeach loss
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Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey says his side has not given up hope of winning the league this season.
The Fenmen are fourth in the United Counties League - 15 points behind leaders AFC Rushden and Diamonds, 10 behind Holbeach and eight behind Yaxley (although they have games in hand on all three sides).
But Creasey is adamant, if any of those sides slip up, Wisbech will be there to capitalise.
He said: “Everybody is saying Rushden and Diamonds or Holbeach will win the league but the league’s not won in the New Year.
“In January and February we predominantly play bottom half teams so we need to keep picking up wins. If the teams above us slip up, we need to be there to pounce.
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“There is no way we are throwing in the towel. We are going to push on in 2015 so we can finish as high as possible.”
Wisbech were missing seven players for their Boxing Day clash at Holbeach United, which ended in a 1-0 loss.
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To boost their numbers, they brought in Spalding players Lewis Webb and Luke Thurlbourne on dual registration.
Webb was jailed for eight weeks for drink driving while disqualified and without insurance at Peterborough Magistrates Court on December 1 but was released at 9am on Christmas Eve.
Creasey said: “Spalding manager Pat Rayment is a good friend of mine and he said he had a couple of players who had played little football lately so we dual registered them. We would like to thank the club for letting us use them.
“Lewis Webb would probably be the first to admit he’s been a silly boy but he has served his time.
“At the end of the day he is a very good footballer and I did not have any doubts about using him.”
Creasey praised his makeshift side, who he says deserved a draw.
He said: “It was disappointing to have so many players missing. Five or six would be started if available.
“The lads put in a great shift and we certainly deserved a draw.”
Wisbech travel to second bottom Northampton Sileby Rangers in the league on Saturday.