Match preview: Cray Valley v Fisher FC Saturday 16 April 2016

Cray Valley vs Fisher FC

Saturday 16 April – kick off 3pm
Southern Counties East League
Badgers Sports ground
Middle Park Avenue
London SE9 5HT
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Fisher make the short journey to Cray Valley in this end of season London derby. The last time these two met was last August when Fisher took the three points with an impressive 2-0 win at home. As Dean Harrison said at the time:

“It wasn’t easy, Cray Valley don’t make things easy. They’re physical but we did well. We stood up like men tonight.

“It’s a local derby and you know what you’re going to get with Gross’s teams! They’re big, strong and physical. They don’t roll over for anyone so we had to make sure we were the same, competed and matched them in all areas.”

Cray Valley’s player-manager Paul Gross was more succinct: “Not good enough! Beaten by a better team! Outplayed, out-battled.”

Harrison, meanwhile, was delighted with the vocal support from The Fisher faithful:

“Really good to show the crowd the desire we’ve got and the way that these boys want to play for Fisher and they recognise how big a club Fisher is so great support as always and I thank the supporters for coming, they were fantastic.”

But fortunes have changed as the season’s progressed and it will be Cray Valley, currently lying a respectable seventh in the league, who will be going into this game expecting a result.

It will be the final away game of the season for Fisher and i’m sure they’d be more than happy to end their 2015-16 campaign with a bit of restored pride -they can in theory jump three places up the table if they take home the three points.


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