Match Preview – Fisher v Corinthian
Ahead of this weekend’s busy round of matches, we preview Saturday’s home encounter at Corinthian. Gary and the boys will be looking to build on their unbeaten start to the season, and hopefully combine the scoring streak seen at Bearsted with the defensive strength shown last time out at St Paul’s.
Corinthian have seen a mixed start to the 2016/17 campaign, kicking off with a 2-1 win away to Tunbridge Wells on the opening day before being well beaten by Lordswood at home, going down 3-1 last weekend. Prior to league activity getting started they exited the FA Cup, going down 2-0 at Ashford United. Michael Golding will no doubt have reminded his squad of their high flying performances of last season, we will need to watch out for a renewed focus from the visitors. Golding is on record stating that he’s looking to push on from last season and mount a title challenge this year.
Last season Corinthian finished 6th in the SCE Premier Division table, looking strong for good stretches of the season. The Hoops turned us over 1-0 at the Gay Dawn Farm, and battered the Fish 3-0 at Champion Hill.
Corinthian’s obvious danger man is Michael Hagan, who notched 18 goals last season – 3 of which came against Fisher across the two league meetings. Corinthian Youth graduate Hagan scored in the defeat against Lordswood, and will be a threat the Fisher defence need to keep a close eye on once again – hopefully closer than last season! Another homegrown talent to keep an eye on will be Oscar Housego, who scored in The Hoops win against Tunbridge Wells.
Turnstiles will be open from 1.45pm on Saturday for a 3pm kick off. The Clubhouse will be open with hot and cold drinks (still no alcohol at this stage whilst we await the awarding of the ground management contract), the popular 50:50 half time draw returns this weekend, and you can still save money on the cost of following the Fish by picking up a Season Ticket for just £90, and you can get involved as a Member for just £10.