Fisher boss Gary Abbott said he was “fed up” after watching his side bow out of the Macron Southern Counties East Football League Challenge Cup in the second round on Tuesday night after losing 4-3 to Sheppey United in Rotherhithe, writes John Kelly…
With twelve defeats in Abbott’s previous nineteen games in charge, Fisher fell 2-0 behind inside the first 26 minutes, but fought back through goals from former QPR striker Trey Williams and Isa Hussein, with his first of two brilliant free-kicks, to go in level at the break.
Sheppey United went in front again before Hussein found the top corner from 25 yards. But the away side found a late winner when Dan Bradshaw completed his hat-trick to condemn Fisher to a fifth straight defeat.
“It is a very tough job and I don’t want to make excuses,” Abbott said. “I’ve even said to the chairman, ‘if you’re not happy with results, get rid of me, get rid of me’. If that’s what you feel is right for the club.
“I don’t think it is. I suppose any manager will say that. I just think clubs have got to have a bit of belief in someone and I really feel I’m the right person to do that.”
He added: “When we say something to players we want them to take it on the chin. There were words said to the ‘keeper and words said to other players and we were just talking about desire because I’m fed up about every game we’ve played when the opposition manager and players are saying to me ‘why are you down the bottom?’
“We’ve got good players and we play some good football. We’re averaging two-and-a-half goals a game and we’re bottom of the league. It’s good to hear that teams are saying that but it’s no good for me because we’re losing at the end of it.”