On paper this doesn’t look too much of a challenge for the Fish, Rusthall are currently sitting on the bottom of the division with only one win to their name all season. We’ve already beaten them twice, once away from home and a convincing 4-1 Cup win in December at St Paul’s.
Yes they’re struggling but that only means they’ve got nothing to lose when they make the return trip to Rotherhithe this saturday. It’s always dangerous to underestimate a team fighting for survival. For us it will be an opportunity to consolidate an already impressive winning season and increase our goal difference (we’ve still got the best defensive record in the Premiership) and hopefully add a few more names to the score sheet.
In terms of what else is going on at the top of the table this weekend – league leaders Corinthian host a glum looking Hollands & Blair and Beckenham are away to Punjab United (who come to St Paul’s early in February) so barring miracles, flukes and injuries there isn’t going to be much movement for the top three places. That said we can guarantee an exciting and entertaining afternoon of football by one of the best Fisher sides we’ve had in a long time. For that alone it’s worth the trip.
Fisher vs Rusthall
Saturday 26 January 2019
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: