Bamber’s boys looking up

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Wesham FC are celebrating their best ever season with a top-three finish in division three of the Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance.

Dave Bamber’s are currently second, but with Chris Allen Garages level on points with a game in hand, it’s likely they’ll have to settle for third place.

Wesham FC v Victoria

Wesham FC v Victoria

Even so, Bamber is delighted. He told The Gazette: “We are really pleased with how the season has gone .It’s been superb.

“Without doubt it’s our best season since starting five years ago, and we’d love to top it off with a runners-up spot.”

Eden have run away with the title and many feel they were far too good for the third tier.

Bamber would agree. “Eden were head and shoulders above the rest,” he said. “They should be in a much higher league. But fair play to them, they can only beat the teams put in front of them.”

Bamber, a striker himself, hasn’t played as much as he’d like this year and has instead concentrated on managerial duties.

And with the addition of a few more experienced players, his side has really looked the part.

“The difference this year has been the older heads,” he explained.

“Chris Hastlewell, veteran James Wilkinson and Wayne Thornton have been a really big influence.

“Their guidance has helped us through a lot of games this season.”

Until the weekend, Wesham were in the driving seat for runners-up spot only to suffer a shock 4-2 defeat at home to Victoria.

Two from Jason Nuttall and goals from Ryan Nixon and David Ireland sealed the win, despite a double from Shaun Worden.

Whatever happens, it looks like Wesham will be promoted this season and Bamber is hopeful his side can do well.

He said: “I think we’ll be fine in division two. It will be a step up but we’ll be able to handle it.”