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HELLENIC LEAGUE: Highworth boss Fisher slams 'intimidating' Highmoor
Highworth boss John Fisher branded Highmoor “a disgrace to football” following his side’s 1-1 draw in the Hellenic League Premier Division last night.
The Worthians manager was disappointed that the game had been ruined by what he termed overly physical play and “intimidation” of his players and the officials.
“It’s just not acceptable,” said Fisher. “It’s what you expect on a Sunday morning with a bunch of herberts who have just been slung out of the pub.”
Fisher would not be drawn on the action he may take, but suggested other clubs in the league have been irked by the behaviour of Highmoor’s personnel, adding: “I think we need a united stance on this really.
“It’s just not football. Let’s be honest, they’re a good footballing side, but it seems all they want to do is fight.”
The visitors took an early lead at the Elms before Highworth captain TJ Bohane levelled.
With only five minutes remaining, Fisher felt his side should have been awarded a penalty when Bohane was impeded when clean through.
Fisher said: “I think that the intimidation has worked there, it shows that the referee has bottled it and he’s trying to avoid another flare up. OK we’ve got a point, but we should have had three.”
Shrivenham left empty-handed at Abingdon United, losing out 3-2, after goals from Liam Edmondson and Harry Etheridge looked to have earned the visitors a well-deserved point.
In the Gloucestershire FA Challenge Trophy Second Round a brace from Dan Drewett helped Fairford into the next round with a 4-1 win over Berkeley at Cinder Lane.
Wootton Bassett host Abingdon Town in the Hellenic League Premier Division tonight.
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