Sky's the limit for Fenmen

PUBLISHED: 11:45 28 October 2006 | UPDATED: 09:46 14 September 2010

Ridgeons giant killers Wisbech Town could be in the glare of the national media if the Fenmen despatch Fleetwood in today's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie.

Ridgeons giant killers Wisbech Town could be in the glare of the national media if the Fenmen despatch Fleetwood in today's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie.

SkySports have already contacted the club about a potential starring role in this evening's draw for the first round proper.

Victory over the Unibond Premier club would put Wisbech in line for a potential money-spinning fixture against Football League opposition.

And as a representative of the lower leagues, the Fenmen would become a magnet for televised coverage of the first round draw and subsequent match.

Amid the growing excitement, Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey has admitted that all the homework done ahead of the game will become irrelevant when the game gets under way.

Creasey said: “We have watched them and I know that they have been to watch us but when the game kicks-off none of that will matter.

“It is no good worrying about what they are doing - we have to concentrate on our own performance.”

Once again, Wisbech Town will be the underdogs when they travel to play their opponents from the Unibond Premier League and Creasey knows that his side faces another uphill task.

He said: “We know that if Fleetwood play to their full potential then they should have no problems in beating us but I said the same thing about Redditch United and Solihull Borough.

“The lads are up for this game and I am sure that they will be stepping-up their performances. I have sat down with them and told them that this could be their only chance to ever play in the first round of the FA Cup.”

Creasey added: “The rewards for winning on Saturday are massive. Of course, there are the financial rewards but the prospect of playing a televised game against a big club is a huge incentive.

“We have already achieved so much and Saturday's game is a no-lose situation for us but if we can take one more step forward in the competition it would be incredible.”

Fleetwood manager, Tony Greenwood, was a spectator at last weekend's 2-1 Ridgeons Premier victory over Harwich and Parkeston.

A brace from Liam Harrold in the final 10 minutes gave Wisbech the win after Lee Underwood had put Harwich ahead in the first half.

There was a scare for the Fenmen fans when Danny Hussey was substituted with an apparent rib injury but the defender has responded well to treatment, trained with the squad this week and Creasey remains positive about Hussey's chances of playing tomorrow.

The Wisbech boss admits that his team turned in a below par display: “We didn't play well and I think that the lads had one eye on the FA Cup.

“There were times when the players were not going 100 per cent into tackles and I was disappointed with their commitment but at the same time, I can understand why they were doing it.”

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