First home match of the new season and it’s a mid-week games under the floodlights. Still finding our feet after an slow start in the blistering sun of saturday’s game against Hollands & Blair. Wasn’t the most inspired of performances and the 1-0 scoreline says it all really, the Fish struggled with the heat and dry pitch and struggled to find the right pace and gel as a team.
That said they still put the work in and the goal itself came out of no-where allowing H&B to sit back on their slender lead and play the clock out.
A more indepth analysis of the Hollands & Blair game here from the ever entertaining Non-League Chronicles: http://www.fisherfc.org/2018/08/05/match-report-hollands-blair-1-0-fisher/
The Croydon game is where we really find out what it’s like to be playing back in the Premier Division. The fact that Croydon lost 2-1 at home to Lordswood in their first match will offer some comfort to a Fisher side still not up to full strength.
Every game this season will be a test – not only of our physical capabilities but also the mental strength of every player determined to make their presence felt in the Premier Division. It’s going to be a rollercoaster ride, not always predictable, but never anything less that entertaining. We are the Fisher, this is what we do.
First home game is always crucial so come down and get behind the boys in black and white.
Fisher vs Croydon
Tuesday 7 August 2018
SCEFL Premier Division
St Paul’s Stadium
London SE16 5EF
Adults £8 (members £7)
Seniors/unwaged/16-21 year olds £5 (members £4)
Under 16s FREE (accompanied or members) or £1 (unaccompanied)
Map and directions:
Nearest train station: Rotherhithe (on the London Overground).
- Turn left out of the station and the stadium is roughly 10 minutes walk directly along Salter Rd.
Nearest tube station: Canada Water (on the Jubilee Line).
Out of the station (bus station exit) you can either:
- Turn right on Surrey Quays Rd, then right onto Lower Rd – passing the blue plaque building of Michael Caine’s birthplace! When you get to the Rotherhithe Tunnel roundabout take a right onto Brunel Rd which leads into Salter Rd past Rotherhithe station, walk along til you reach the ground (on the left).
- Turn left on Surrey Quays Rd, then left again onto Redriff Rd which leads into Salter Rd, carry on walking til you reach the ground (on the right).
Both options take around 15 minutes to walk.
There are two buses that take you to St Paul’s:
- C10 (single decker)
both drop you off by the ground in either direction (see route map below)
Nelson Dock Pier is 15 minutes walk away, served by River Bus 4 from Canary Wharf.
Bus routes map: