Monday 06th October 2003

Davies quits Fisher Athletic
Bob Davies spoke with a justifiable sadness at his decision to resign as manager of Dr Martens League Eastern Division club Fisher Athletic after a meeting with his club chairman on Friday.

Davies is a Fisher Athletic man through and through but needed a firm foundation from which the club could build their long-term future on. When certain aspects were not able to give this commitment, the decision had painfully to be taken to resign by mutual consent.

In his first season in charge Fisher finished in a satisfactory mid-table position, and in the current campaign had appeared to improve on a stuttering start to the league programme and, indeed, during the last three matches had recorded a win over Burnham and a draw with Erith & Belvedere at the Surrey Docks aligned to a battling performance at high-flying Histon before being sunk 2-0 by second half goals that did not fully do them justice.

Davies spoke exclusively to www.nonleaguedaily.com: "I am devastated to be leaving something I had put together, and the basis of my team would indeed be the club's future. I am disappointed not to have been in a position to see the job through."

Fisher drew their FA Trophy match with Horsham on Saturday, the 1-1 drawn game meaning that the replay will be at the ground of the Sussex club on Tuesday.

(Dave Griffiths)