Fisher came back from Rochester United with a valuable point on Saturday, drawing level with rivals Beckenham Town on points so that only two goals separate the sides. Dean Harrison’s side are now unbeaten in three games, with those 5 points kicking starting belief all around the club that SCEFL safety is within grasp if the levels of commitment and effort seen across the board can be matched over the remaining four months of the season.
Whilst this 0-0 might not be one to remember, there were some flashes of inspiration when the Fish did manage to play some football on a less than perfect surface. After 20 minutes Harry Bugden drew a smart stop from Michael Elder in the Rochester goal, which resulted in a couple of set plays which unfortunately came to nothing. Luke Haidarovic forced Elder to work before the break too, battling hard to create an opportunity from a tight angle on his return to the club. After the interval John Ufuah looked to build on his goals in the South London Derby with a great run which forced another corner, which again couldn’t be capitalised upon.
Fisher boss Harrison was full of praise for his side at the full time whistle, celebrating a well earned point and another clean sheet against 11th place Rochester. “It was a very good point for us on a pitch that didn’t suit our style at all. The lads adapted to the conditions and battled hard for 90 minutes.
Not a game to pick out individual performances but one to praise the team as a whole. This was definitely one of those matches where, if just one player had not put the work rate in, we’d have come away with nothing! We’re happy with another clean sheet down to some solid defending but still feel we need to be more clinical in front of goal when the chances arise.
Thanks to the travelling fans as always. Your support is fantastic!”
With teams ahead of us dropping points the Fish are now only five points away from escaping the relegation zone. Deano and the team will be looking to continue the unbeaten run on Saturday as we welcome Whitstable Town to St Paul’s. After breaking our attendance record against Beckenham Town over Christmas it would be fantastic to see another great crowd getting behind the boys.
Rochester United 0 – 0 Fisher
Fisher Starting XI – Taylor, Adeshina, Bugden, Lawson, Flemming (c), Agyemang, Ufuah, Bhandal, Haidarovic, McKenzie, Forte
Fisher subs – Adesina, Bangura (on for Flemming), Mensah, Devia, Hever
Attendance – 37