Bunting warns Wisbech: no more slip-ups or title will be gone

Alex Beck's late goal against Newport Pagnell earned a point for Wisbech Town. Picture: Ian Carter

Alex Beck's late goal against Newport Pagnell earned a point for Wisbech Town. Picture: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Recent Wisbech Town signing Richard Bunting claims his side cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to continue their push to win the United Counties League Premier Division.

The Fenmen lost ground on the sides above them when they were held to a 1-1 draw by basement side Oadby Town on Saturday, who have won just once so far this season. Town are now fourth, eight points behind leaders Newport Pagnell Town but with three games in hand.

Alex Beck's early goal was cancelled out by Sam Burton's equaliser 10 minutes into the second half and both sides finished the game with only 10 men; Oadby's Liam Baines receiving a second yellow card just before Wisbech's Joshua Ford was sent for an early bath.

Bunting admitted his side weren't at the races at Oadby Town but can't afford to let the result get them down.

'We can't afford any more slip ups, if we are going to win the title,' said Bunting.

'It would be nice to say that we deserved the three points on Saturday and were unlucky not to get them but it wasn't the case.

'We weren't at the races and didn't really do enough to deserve the three points.

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'We have got to regroup, put the game behind us and move on.

'We can't afford to let it get us down and we need to bounce back quickly.

'The results were fairly kind to us on Saturday, they could have been worse but we can't afford to give the sides around us a chance to pull away.'

Gary Setchell's side welcome third-from-bottom Northampton Sileby Rangers this afternoon (kick off 3.00pm) and Bunting is confident his side will get back to winning ways.

He said: 'Every game between now and the end of the season is a cup final for us.

'Saturday is another game against one of those sides who are down there and sometimes they can be more difficult than people think, as sides down there are fighting for their lives at this stage of the season.

'The boys know what they have got to do on Saturday and that is get three points.

'Sometimes it doesn't matter how they come, just as long as they do.'

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