Wisbech are determined to finish the job and secure London North-East Division Three status

Wisbech captain David Wadsley is urging his troops to remain focused tomorrow as they look to finally secure their London North-East Division Three status.

The club have been embroiled in a relegation battle this term but crucially sit two points, and one place, outside of the drop zone ahead of the final round of matches.

Wisbech, ninth, are in control of their own destiny and know a win will guarantee them safety. And that's what Wadsley wants his men to do when they travel to eighth-placed Beccles.

He said: 'We've got to concentrate on our own game and not worry about what other teams are doing. It only matters really about our result. If we win we stay up. I don't want to put too much pressure on ourselves. We've just got to go and do our job. We're more than capable of doing it. We don't want to throw all of our good work away now.'

Wisbech's trip to Beccles takes on even more importance as the clubs were at the centre of controversy earlier this term.


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Cliff Humphreys' side's spiral down the NE3 table had looked set to spin out of control when they were punished for postponing a home clash with Beccles on November 24 due to a waterlogged pitch.

However, despite being unable to raise a team for a hastily rearranged away fixture in Suffolk less than 24 hours later, the league's appeals committee decide to vote in favour of Wisbech's plea.

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Their relegation battle was given a huge boost after the appeal against a five-point deduction was upheld. And Wadsley admits he hopes his players haven't forgotten the saga.

He said, of a Beccles side who lost at bottom side East London on Saturday, a week after beating high-flying Norwich: 'I think they're a prime example of what the league has been like. Everybody seems to be strong at home and can't do as well on the road.'

Shane Vickers, who re-opened stitches in a cut and missed his team's 37-15 defeat at Harlow last weekend, returns, as does Jack Smith. Joe Barfoot misses out with a hamstring problem.

Sudbury, two points behind Wisbech, visit fifth-placed Cantabrigian while Canvey Island – five points from safety – travel to Harlow.

Both clubs will be hoping results go their way to climb out of trouble, and in the process relegating Wadsley and his men.

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