Boss look­ing for a big push as the Fen­men bid for glory on four fronts

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Non- League Football -

Wis­bech Town roar into 2013 chas­ing hon­ours on­four fronts – and boss Steve Ap­pleby ad­mitsabaretro­phy­cab­i­ne­tatthe end­ofthe­cam­paign­will­rankas a big dis­ap­point­ment.

Win­ning pro­mo­tion from the Thur­low Nun­nLeague Pre­mier Di­vi­sion is the big­gest pri­or­ity for a club who are also through to the last 32 of the FA Vase and still fea­ture in league and county cup com­pe­ti­tions.

The Fen­men find them­selves eight points off the pace af­ter a run of three matches with­outvic­to­ry­thatthey­hoped to end at Ely City last night ( Wed­nes­day).

Prior to that matchtheir­last win had ar­rived in a trip to ta- ble- top­pers Milden­hall, a team they en­ter­tain at the Fen­land Sta­dium on Satur­day.

Ap­pleby said: “There seem to be a few neg­a­tive vibes around the place af­ter a stut­ter lately, but we’re nicely set for the sec­ond half of the sea­son.

“We’re in­volved in a ti­tle race where ev­ery­one seems to be drop­ping points. We didn’t take the op­por­tu­ni­ties to push on­when­wew­ererigh­tupthere ear­lier in the sea­son, but weare still in a de­cent po­si­tion.

“There were a few home truths told af­ter a cou­ple of poor per­for­mances and we have made it very clear to the play­ers that we­have to push on from here.

“From this po­si­tion it will bead­is­ap­point­ment if wedon’t end up with sil­ver­ware.”

Ap­pleby con­firmed he hopesto­drafti­none­new­player in the next fort­night to ‘ freshen up’ his squad.

Wis­bech face Fen­land ri­vals March Town for the sec­ond time this sea­son next Tues­day in a Cambs In­vi­ta­tion Cup quar­ter- fi­nal at the GER Ground. The Fen­men breezed to a 4- 0 vic­tory over the Hares in the RedIn­sure Cu­pearlier in the cam­paign.

Striker Chris Ba­con will be banned for the FA Vase fourth roundtrip­toGor­nalAth­leti­con Jan­uary 19 af­ter his Box­ing Day dis­missal.

Steve Ap­pleby.

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