Wisbech boss issues rallying call to the locals ahead of FA Vase tie
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Gary Setchell has issued a rallying call to Wisbech Town supporters, and Fenland football fans, to get behind his side for this weekend's FA Vase tie.
Wisbech host Bromsgrove Sporting in the fourth round of the competition (3pm), looking to book their place in the fifth round draw and move one step closer to May's Wembley final.
Setchell is expecting a tough test against Bromsgrove, who reached the semi-finals of the Vase last year, before being knocked out by Cleethorpes Town.
The Fenmen chief is expecting Rouslers' fans to travel to Norfolk in their hundreds and is calling on Wisbech fans and local football followers to be his side's 12th man.
'It's a huge game for the club and we really need people to get behind us,' he said.
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'We know that Bromsgrove could be bringing anywhere up to three our four hundred supporters with them and we want to make sure we don't lose the advantage of playing at home, so please come out and get behind the lads.
'We are playing some great stuff, on a great run and so are they; so I think it will be a real barnstormer.
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'People are in for a cracking game of football and I can't stress enough how important the support is for the boys.
'Our best chance of beating them is at home, so we really want to make Saturday count but whatever happens, whether it's in 90 minutes this weekend or 120 minutes then a replay at their place, we want to make sure our name is in the hat for the next round.
'We are going well at the moment and while we are under no illusions about how tough Bromsgrove will be to beat, we go into the game full of confidence and it would be great to have the Town come out and support us.'
Wisbech go into the game having not played since enjoying a 4-0 win over local rivals Holbeach United on Boxing Day after their scheduled game with Cogenhoe United was postponed due to waterlogged Elgoods Stadium pitch last weekend.
The winners of this weekend's tie will pocket £1,875 in prize money, while the side who exit the competition will take away £625.