Following last weekend’s wonderful performance at home to Erith & Belvedere which saw Fisher finally get off the bottom of the table, focus shifts to escaping the drop zone now – starting with today’s trip to Homelands to face Kent Reliance Senior Trophy semi-finalists Canterbury City.
Ben Smith’s side have had mixed fortunes recently, picking up just 7 points in their last five league games, which included wins away at Corinthian and Beckenham Town. A 1-0 at home to Glebe in the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy saw them reach the last four, whilst they exited the SCEFL Macron Challenge Cup at home to free scoring Ashford United.
Striker Gary Mickleborough represents the big threat from Canterbury, with twelve goals in all competitions this season. David Pilcher has chipped in with nine goals breaking from midfield.
Last season the Fish came away from Homelands with all three points, Kieron Campbell and Shelton Gooden scoring in a 1-2 win. Our final game at Champion Hill was against Canterbury City to close out the 2015/16 campaign, Will Agbo scoring in a 1-1 draw.
A note to fans travelling to the game, please remember that Canterbury City play their home games at Ashford United’s Homelands, with that all important postcode being TN26 1NJ. Despite reports in the media earlier in the week the pitch at Homelands is fit to play on and this afternoon’s game will be going ahead.