If a break and some good fortune is what the Fish need to get the goals and points flowing again, a trip to Martin Grove to face Lordswood is just what we need. Richard Styles’ side have lost their last five games, shipping 20 goals in the process, and could present the exact opportunity Abbo and the boys need to jump start the season.
Lordswood currently sit 4 points ahead of Fisher in 11th, with 2 wins, 1 draw and 6 defeats to their name. That run of five defeats have come at the hands of Beckenham Town (1-3), Hollands & Blair (4-0), table toppers AFC Croydon Athletic (4-1), a hammering from Ashford United at home (0-7) and Rochester United (2-1). Styles has made clear that he is ready to shuffle his pack to bring in players who can get their campaign back on track, which the Fish will have to guard against on the road on Saturday.
The standout player for Lordswood this season has been midfielder Jordan Gallagher who has 8 goals in 6 league games to his name. Forward Junior Alade will be a handful for the Fisher backline, with 4 goals to his name already. Set plays will also need to be watched closely, with Helge Orome already having a couple of goals chalked up too.
Last season Lordswood finished 4th, a distance off the pace of Greenwich Borough but still comfortably ahead of the Fish. That said, the Fish took 4 points from our encounters last year, with Frazer Bent scoring the winner in a 1-0 at Champion Hill, alongside a 0-0 draw at Martin Grove.
For those travelling by road, Martin Grove is off the Chatham exit of the M2, then aim towards Lordswood Sports & Social Club. By public transport Chatham Station is about 80 minutes walk to the ground, or if you get the 166 from Waterfront Bus Station (Stop A1) to The Kestrel Shopping Centre it will take about 40 minutes in all.
Lordswood FC, Martin Grove, North Dane Way, Lordswood, Chatham, ME5 8YE