NORTHWICH Vics caretaker boss Andy Preece gave the club’s long-suffering fans a clear message after Saturday’s 4-2 win over Rushden and Diamonds – that was for you.
Preece, who was looking for his second victory last night at home to Salisbury, praised fans for their loyal support during what has been perhaps the toughest and most farcical season of recent times.
Four managers so far and being locked out of their own stadium has contributed to Vics being rooted in the Blue Square Premier’s relegation zone.
But Saturday’s deserved win, watched by 687 at the Marston’s Arena, was a special moment for the former Bury star, who dedicated it to Vics’ followers.
He said: “It’s all for the fans, that is why we do it. Without them there is no point so it was great to see them with a smile on their face.
“They are there every game supporting us so it is massive to give them something to celebrate for once and they can enjoy their night.
“The support is massive for us and if we can get a few more through the gates then that will really boost the lads.
“We are playing really well at the moment and the games are very entertaining so hopefully a few more fans will come down and support us.”
Preece was also keen to keep the dying embers of Vics’ survival campaign burning, saying that mission impossible and staying in the Conference was not out of the question.
“Strange things do happen in football,” he said. “We are just trying to build some momentum and if we can get some more results this week then we will be on a bit of a roll.
“If we can get ourselves on that roll then who knows where it may take us.”
Vics now face a crucial double header which will go a long way in deciding Vics’ fate. On Saturday they travel to 21st-placed Ebbsfleet United and on Tuesday they host third-from-bottom Woking (7.45pm).