Match preview: Fisher vs Punjab United
Fisher FC vs Punjab United
Saturday 19 August 2017
SCEFL First Division
St Paul’s Stadium
Map & directions
Looks like it’s going to be another bright afternoon in Rotherhithe as The Fish take on Punjab United in our first home game of the season. And for most of us this is where the season really starts – a healthy crowd is expected to cheer on south London’s finest as we make up for last Saturday’s disappointing opener away to KFU.
A 2-0 defeat is not the best way to open your campaign, and what should have been a pretty safe start turned into a struggle to maintain focus and a finishing touch in a nervy game that lacked Fisher’s usual sparkle. Deano didn’t pull his punches when it came to his assessment of the match.
“It was an awful performance, I thought they let themselves down, they let the fans down and we’ll be looking to put that right this Saturday. I don’t know it was nerves but we looked like a totally different side to how we looked pre-season.”
Certainly today’s visitors, a relatively unknown quantity for Fisher, have already proved they can score goals with an impressive 5-1 win mid-week, so will doubtless be in confident mood. As Deano acknowledged “we know they’ve got a bit about them and they’ll be coming to win the game”.
It will be up to Fisher then to take the initiative, take the game to Punjab, and dominate play with the same heads-up determination they showed through the summer pre-season friendlies. In terms of the team the manager is happy with the way things are shaping up “the squad is as settled as it can be at the moment” which will hopefully be reflected in the scoreline today.
Gates open at 1.45pm, the sun’s out, Millwall are playing away, so get down here early and enjoy some refreshments at tea-bar facilities while you flick through the all-new match programme while soaking up the traditional St Paul’s atmosphere in the bright sunshine. It’s a good day for football.
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