Fisher’s ‘Community Day’ ended in defeat this past Saturday, as Deal Town took all three points away from St Paul’s, winning 3-2, writes Mark Litchfield…
A bumper crowd of 158 enjoyed the festivities, but a quick-fire double from Joe Reeves inside the first eight minutes sent the visitors into an early unassailable lead.
Grant Bagley then trebled Deal’s lead in the 35th minute, with Toyo Adeshina and Joel Mensah’s second-half strikes proving no more than mere consolation.
Manager Gary Abbott stated after the game that the opposition “wanted” the game more than Fisher.
He told the official website: “I’m not making excuses. We set things out for the boys, we go through what we want them to do, how to play, where we are defensively, in midfield and attacking, but once a player crosses over that white line, they must take responsibility.
“In the first half, we didn’t want it all over the park. You could see so clearly that Deal wanted it; they know that we play good football and they worked so hard by pressing us all over the park to stop us playing and they did a good job.
In other news, the Fish have been drawn at home in both the Macron SCEFL Challenge Cup and the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy, following their back-to-back victories last week.
The club will take on Sheppey United in the former (November 15, 7:45pm kick-off), with Glebe visiting in the latter (November 26, 3pm kick-off).