Wisbech Town manager Creasey backs “tremendous” Fenmen support to be 12th man against giants AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Wisbech Town. Dick Creasey

Wisbech Town. Dick Creasey - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey hopes the club’s “tremendous” fans will act as his side’s 12th man when leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds, and their massive travelling support, roll into town on Saturday.

With the Fenmen having won seven of their last eight games, it promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of the United Counties League’s form sides.

And Creasey, while respectful of the visitors pedigree, insists his players will not be overawed by the occasion.

He said: “Rushden & Diamonds are a big club who always bring a big following so I hope our tremendous home support can act as our 12th man.

“They are top of the league and have an exceptionally good squad but they will look at our record of seven wins and a draw in our last eight games as well. I know they’ve sent a scout to have us watched.

“It will be a great game to watch and we’ll do everything to keep our run going.”

Nathan Horne will miss the game to be with his wife who has just given birth to their first child. Otherwise, the Fenmen should be at full strength.

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Wisbech found out yesterday they have a home tie with Lincolnshire side Cleethorpes Town, who are flying high in the Northern Counties East League, in the first round of the FA Vase on November 22.

Creasey said: “They will be very tough opposition. They have been climbing up the leagues for the past three or four years and are doing very well this year. They had a good FA Cup run as well.

“One consolation is we are at home. With Rushden and Diamonds as well we have two mouth watering home games coming up.”

Wisbech’s last game was a 4-0 win at Harborough Town on Saturday. Josh Ford, Danny Beaumont, Adam Millson and Tommy Treacher, in his first game since rejoining the Fenmen from Holbeach United, got the goals.

Creasey said: “It was not the greatest game, which was caused by the pitch, but we comfortably won.

“It was nice for Tommy to get on the scoresheet. We threw him on and changed from 4-4-2 to 3-4-3, which worked for us. Three forwards getting goals was pleasing.

“Tommy gives us more competition and he suits this league. He is full-on and always gives 100 per cent. He’s a good addition to the squad.”