Wisbech Town boss Creasey says winning FA Cup clash at Norwich United would be “monumental” for club

Huntingdon Town v Wisbech Town

Huntingdon Town v Wisbech Town - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town’s FA Cup adventure continues on Saturday at Norwich United … with big money at stake for the winner.

The winners of the First Round Qualifying clash will pocket £3,000, which manager Dick Creasey says would be “monumental” for the club.

He said: “It’s a massive game. We are not going to win the cup but there is pride and a sense of achievement at stake, as well as the financial rewards.

“If we get through we’ll get £3,000, which is a monumental amount for a club of our size.”

Wisbech warmed up for tomorrow’s clash with a 2-1 loss at Huntingdon Town in the United Counties League on Saturday.


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The Fenmen had more than their share of chances but were unable to find the net until midfielder Adam Millson’s 90th minute consolation.

Creasey said he was encouraged by his side’s performance but bemoaned their wastefulness in front of goal.

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He said: “The first half performance was the best we’ve played all season. They never got near our box.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t convert our chances. The first goal we conceded was a horror goal.

“I have no qualms about how we played. It was disappointing to come away with nothing.”

Getting the better of Eastern Counties League outfit Norwich United, who have lost just once in eight competitive games this season, will be a “tough”, Creasey said.

He said: “Knowing some of their players and their manager, we know it’s going to be a really tough game.

“But we are really looking forward to going there and hopefully still being in the draw on Monday.”

Dick Creasey says he wouldn’t be surprised if the travelling Fenmen support outnumber the home fans on Saturday.

He said: “Our support is fantastic. I would not be surprised if we outnumber them. We’ll go out and give it our best.”

There are doubts over Paul Cousins, who suffered a concussion against Huntingdon, and Danny Beaumont, who has an ongoing knee injury. Matt Lunn should be back after a sickness bug.

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