Having waited months to finally play this rearranged fixture, the Fish left the Culverden Stadium feeling hard done by – knowing that on another day the result could have been very different. Dean Harrison’s side dominated much of the opening 45 minutes, with a smart save from Lawrence in the Tunbridge Wells goal on the brink of halftime meaning the sides went in level at 0-0. Into the second period John Shea opened the scoring for The Wells on 73 minutes, though just 8 minutes later Richie Hamill forced another great save from Lawrence as Fisher pushed hard for the equaliser. The hearts of the boisterous travelling fans were broken with 6 minutes to play as Shea scored again, giving the hosts a 2-0 win.
Speaking after the game Deano was full of praise for his players. “I told the lads after the game, a draw was the least we deserved. Our work rate was different class and aside from their two goals which came out of nowhere, we never really looked in danger of conceding. Other than those two, Nic Taylor has made a fantastic save from a free kick being the only exception, otherwise they didn’t create much danger.
Unfortunately Lady Luck wasn’t on our side tonight. The post has come to their rescue in the second half and a first half goal line clearance from a defender’s back who had no idea where the ball was.
We go again, we never stop fighting and we play for each other, the badge and our fans who were magnificent last night. It was the first time I’ve been to Tunbridge Wells and heard the home fans out sung for the entire game!
I still think we’ve got a couple of surprise results in us.”
Elsewhere in the battle to beat the drop last night Erith & Belvedere lost 0-2 at home to Sevenoaks Town, which leaves them sat just 2 points ahead of Fisher in 17th. With six games left to play we’re into “every game’s a Cup Final” territory now, starting with a trip to 5th placed Hollands & Blair on Saturday.
Tunbridge Wells 2-0 Fisher
Tunbridge Wells goals – John Shea 73′ & 84′
Fisher Starting XI – Taylor, Adeshina, Wright, Bhandal, Flemming (c), Dynan, Casado Munoz, Hamill, Haidarovic, Devia Pineda, Hewett
Fisher subs – Ufuah, Bugden, Bangura, Thorne, Jabbie
Attendance – 161 (including 13 HUGELY vocal Fisher Faithful!)