Being joint-manager is not for me, admits Simon Halsey

Friday 07th November 2014
FISHER joint-manager Simon Halsey has decided to step down from his role at the club.

The club were dumped out of The FA Vase in a First Round replay by Sussex County League strugglers Crawley Down Gatwick on Wednesday night when they lost 4-3 on penalties after both games finished 2-2 after extra time.

The Fish lie in sixteenth-place (the bottom five) in the Southern Counties East Football League table, having won four, drawn two and lost six league games.

Halsey’s departure means that Billy Walton takes sole charge of the club again. 

“I have really enjoyed my time at Fisher, which is a great club run by good people,” Halsey told

“Ultimately though, being joint-manager is not for me. The club is in good hands under Billy and I look forward to seeing Fisher move back home next season.”

Walton takes charge of tomorrow’s home game against Rochester United, as they go in search for their first home win in the league of the season. 

Walton said: “I have enjoyed working with Simon and we remain good friends. 

“I understand his reasons for stepping down and his desire to be a number one and I wish him all the best – I am sure we will meet again in the future!”

Chairman Ben Westmancott added: “We’d like to thank Simon for the effort he has put in and we wish him all the very best in whatever he chooses to do next.

“We respect Simon’s reasons for wishing to step down and we look forward to the rest of the season under Billy.”

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Fisher  v  Rochester United 
Southern Counties East Football League
Saturday 8
th November 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
At Champion Hill Stadium, Edgar Kail Way, Dog Kennel Hill, East Dulwich, London SE22 8BD