Fisher have had a good start this season and I am a fan of Dean Harrison and think he is a really good coach, so it will be a good test for our side, says Corinthian boss Michael Golding

Friday 31st August 2018

CORINTHIAN manager Michael Golding says he has a very difficult FA Vase First Qualifying Round tie to negotiate at Fisher tomorrow.

Fisher manager Dean Harrison said tonight that he is going to make seven changes for Corinthian’s visit to Rotherhithe.

Fisher sit in ninth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table, with seven points from five games, while Corinthian go into the Vase tie sitting in the top five on 10 points.

“When reflecting on the first month of the season, we are generally pleased with our efforts especially after a disappointing opening day against league favourites Chatham Town,” said Golding.

“Since then we have tightened up defensively and had we not conceded a really poor own goal in the last minute against K Sports we would have had five clean sheets in a row!

“The Bank Holiday weekend was a great success for us with two hard fought 1-0 wins, both coming away from home.

“Firstly, in the FA Cup against a good Chipstead side, where the boys performed incredibly well and defended heroically when needed.

“We followed that up with a really professional win away at Punjab.  It wasn’t the greatest match to watch, but with it being a local derby it was nice to get the win which I felt we deserved on the balance of play.

“We made a number of changes to the starting line-up for the Punjab game, including giving 16 year old Jacob Gilbert his full debut and the squad dealt with the challenge fantastically.”

Golding loves competing in The FA Vase and he wants an extended run in this season’s competition – but faces a tough tie away to well-supported club Fisher.

“Fisher have had a good start this season and I am a fan of Dean Harrison and think he is a really good coach, so it will be a good test for our side,” said Golding, who operates with a zero playing budget.

“I have said numerous times that the FA Vase is my favourite cup competition as everyone has an equal chance of getting into the latter stages of the competition.

“Two years ago, we reached the Fourth Round and the boys had a weekend away in Exmouth, it would be amazing to experience that again, but first we need to negotiate a very difficult fixture and will need to perform as we have been in the past few weeks to stand any chance of progressing in the competition.”  

Fisher  v  Corinthian
The Buildbase FA Vase First Qualifying Round
Saturday 1 September 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at St Paul’s Stadium, Salter Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5EF