On a day to remember for Fisher fans and local residents alike, it was the Millwall XI who walked away from St Paul’s with the victory, but gaffer Dean Harrison was very pleased with the first pre-season outing for his squad. Millwall brought a young and talented squad, fielding different sides in either half.
In front of a record breaking crowd of 358 The Fish took the lead after 5 minutes, converting a set piece from a free kick just into opposition territory, which gave the hosts a 1-0 lead at the break. As the second half wore on the fresher legs made the difference for Millwall, with Neary, Taylor and Saunders-Henry giving The Lions the Bermondsey bragging rights on the day.
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Deano was happy to reflect on a positive first outing for his side as the build up to the new season intensifies. “I was really pleased with our performance out there. For the first game back against such a quality opposition, we certainly didn’t disgrace ourselves in any way shape or form. Our discipline, effort and organisation was top draw in my opinion and this was echoed by the Millwall staff who were at the game.”
“Speaking to Scott Fitzgerald (Academy Director) after the match, he seemed really impressed with our team and club in general and expressed an interest in potentially making the fixture an annual event. This would be a real positive for us as a club and we hope to make this happen and create a link with Millwall FC for the future. I’d also like to thank Scott and Larry McAvoy personally, for bringing their squad down for what I thought was a really enjoyable day. We had some really positive feedback as well from both sets of supporters and it would be great to see you all at St Pauls again, starting with the Cray Wanderers game this coming Saturday.”
Fisher return to pre-season action this Saturday with another home fixture, welcoming Bostik Division One South side Cray Wanderers for what will be a stiff test against Step 4 opposition.
Photo (c) David Anderson. Full match gallery can be seen on Dave’s Flickr page.