This year’s South London Derby couldn’t have much more riding on it. With both Fisher and Beckenham Town seeking a vital three points to kick start a run away from danger at the foot of the SCEFL Premier Division table this meeting with our ‘local’ rivals is a must win for new boss Dean Harrison. What better way to enjoy your extra Christmas day off than getting down to St Paul’s to Support Fan Owned Football.
Having taken a point off high flying AFC Croydon Athletic in our last home game the Fish are all set to build on stronger foundations to give ourselves the best shot at escaping trouble as we move into 2017. A win would move Fisher to within a point of the Becks, giving rise to another Deano inspired Escape to Victory!
The Becks sit just 4 points ahead of Fisher in the table in 19th place, with their last point coming on the road at Deal Town in October. Since that point Jason Huntley’s side have lost ten on the bounce in all competitions, including a 0-2 home defeat against Hollands & Blair last time out in the league.
In terms of danger men, there are a couple of familiar faces who have recently arrived at Beckenham Town who the Fish will need to be wary of. Jamie Taylor completed his move from Fisher last week, and was joined by Chan Quan from Croydon, who fans will remember turning out in black and white at Champion Hill last season. Tricky winger Amadu Warity has recently joined from Greenwich Borough, bringing some Ryman level experience to the Becks.
With the majority of Premier League and Football League sides playing on Boxing Day, we are delighted to announce the return of the hugely popular ‘Fish for a Fiver’ promotion for any League Season Ticket Holders who want to come and spend their Tuesday afternoon enjoying the best of non-league football.
Turnstiles will be open from around 1.45pm as usual on Tuesday for a 3pm kick off, get down to St Paul’s to get behind the team in this crucial battle at the basement of the SCEFL Premier Division. 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 have Half Season Tickets available, which cover the 9 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 on the day.