It's great for the league that first v second will be battled out by two complete outsiders tomorrow, says Fisher boss Dean Harrison

Friday 22nd February 2019

FISHER manager Dean Harrison wants a strong performance from referee Joe Kasper during the top-of-the-table showdown against Corinthian at Gay Dawn Farm tomorrow.


Michael Golding’s Corinthian sit at the top of the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table with 62 points on the board from their 26 games and have extended their winning run to 12 games.

But Fisher, who are three points behind in second-place, will return to the summit should they claim all three points tomorrow, as they have a better goal difference.

Fisher suffered their sixth league defeat of the season when they went down to a 2-1 home defeat to Cray Valley last weekend.

“It was a real tough one to take for all at Fisher,” admitted Harrison.

“We set up extremely well, letting them have the ball in the first half and deserved at least a point out of the game, if not more.

“Good players take their chances when they fall though and that’s what they did on the day.

“There has been a lot of talk about the poor standard of referees at this level lately but I must say in our last two games against Cray and Punjab we’ve had two of the best referees in this league in my opinion.

“Unfortunately, (referee) Valentine Anekwe missed an elbow on Pat Geddis early in the second half on Saturday, which would’ve resulted in at least a second yellow but he was professional and man enough to admit his mistake after the game and from a manager’s perspective that was refreshing to hear.”

With so much at stake tomorrow, the Fisher boss calls for a great performance from the man in the middle.

“I really hope we have a strong and consistent ref for the game at Corinthian tomorrow," added Harrison.

“Michael Golding’s doing an excellent job but they’re an over-physical side and I hope we’re allowed to play our football without having lumps kicked out of us!

“Unfortunately, this happened in the last meeting in The FA Vase Replay when the man in the middle completely lost his nerve in front of the home crowd at Gay Dawn Farm – not for the first time when we’ve played there!

“It’s great for the Southern Counties East Football League that first v second will be battled out by two complete outsiders tomorrow.  By five o’clock on the day we’ll know which team are top for the weekend!”

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Corinthian  v  Fisher
Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division
Saturday 23 February 2019
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Gay Dawn Farm, Valley Road, Longfield, Kent DA3 8LY