Match Preview – Fisher v AFC Croydon
Saturday sees AFC Croydon visit St Paul’s, as Dean Harrison takes charge of the Fish at home for the first time since returning to the club. Deano and his team will be aiming to get Fisher’s season back on track with back-to-back home games to round out 2016.
Kevin Rayner’s Rams side have had mixed fortunes in recent weeks, thumping Erith Town 5-1 last time out to recover from the pain of losing the Croydon derby 3-6 at home. Draws at Rochester United and Deal Town and a home defeat to Whitstable Town round out their last 5 league games, which have seen AFC Croydon slip from their early spot at the summit of the table, currently sitting six points off the pace in sixth.
SCEFL Premier Division top scorer Warren Mfula is the standout dangerman for the Rams having already scored 30 in all competitions this season. Midfielder Emmanuel Oloyede scored in our 2-1 defeat at the Mayfield Stadium earlier in the season, whilst Simon Cooper is always a threat coming up from the back for set pieces.
Turnstiles will be open from around 1.45pm as usual on Saturday, get down to St Paul’s to show your support for returning boss Dean Harrison and start our climb away from the bottom of the table. The Clubhouse will be open for hot drinks (now with Hot Chocolate and Bovril), soup, noodles, soft drinks and snacks. We can also confirm that alcohol is back on the bar for the December games, with beers from local brewery Fourpure Brewing Co. returning, alongside some festive Mulled Wine to keep warm on the terraces!
The Fisher Super Draw will be back with the chance to win £25, and our ever popular Matchday Programme will be available for £1.50. The Fisher Club Shop will be open in the Clubhouse with a selection of gifts for the Fisher fan on your Christmas list; our new Mugs and Enamel Badges, and the must have fashion accessory for winter – the new Fisher Scarf!
We will also Half Season Tickets available, which cover the 10 remaining home league fixtures of the season. More details on the dedicated page here, where you can also buy online in advance so you’ll have no added expense at the turnstile tomorrow.