Match Preview – Fisher v Lordswood
With eight games to go in the race for SCEFL safety, fixtures don’t come much more important than tomorrow’s visit of relegation rivals Lordswood. The visitors sit 4 points ahead of the Fish in 18th, though with a considerably less favourable goal difference. A win for Dean Harrison’s side would bring Fisher right back into the mix to escape the drop, with Beckenham Town and Erith & Belvedere in the thick of the battle too. It’s starting to look like two from four, after positive results for Erith Town, Tunbridge Wells and Bearsted have seen those clubs start to put light between themselves and the dotted line.
Fisher will be looking to move on swiftly from last weekend’s disappointment, having gone down 3-0 away at Corinthian. This Saturday is a case of clearing the decks and getting set to go again, with the top level of effort required from everyone on and off the pitch to push on towards a vital three points. That’s why we’re calling on all fans to get down St Paul’s and Be The 12th Man.
Richard Styles’ Lords side have picked up just one point in their last five games, which has seen them drawn right into the relegation battle. The visitors haven’t taken three points around since a 3-4 thriller at Bearsted back in August, having lost their lost 5 games in a row on the road. The Fish will need to capitalise on that travel sickness to make up for the 4-1 defeat when the sides met in September at Martyn Grove, a day when all 5 goals came via players in a Lordswood shirt.
Striker David Smith will be one of the main threats from the Lords, with seven goals to his name across the season. Former Ashford United man Josn Wooley has also cropped up with a few goals since the turn of the year and will need to be watched closely.
Turnstiles will be open from around 1.45pm as usual for a 3pm kick off. As previously announced, the Club are delighted to confirm the extension of our ‘Fish for a Fiver’ offer for Premier League and Football League season ticket holders until the end of the 2016/17 campaign, so it is only £5 on the turnstile on production of a season ticket. The Clubhouse will be open for hot drinks, soup, noodles, soft drinks and snacks. Beers will come from local brewery Fourpure Brewing Co. as ever, alongside a few guest beers for the day.
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 as ever.