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HELLENIC LEAGUE: Scrappy 1-0 win will do the job for Fish
HIGHWORTH manager John Fisher has watched his side score eight in each of their previous two outings, but he’d be more than happy with a scrappy 1-0 win at Flackwell Heath tomorrow.
Fisher’s side beat Malmesbury Victoria 8-0 in the Wiltshire Senior Cup last weekend before trouncing Cirencester Dev 8-2 in the Floodlit Cup on Wednesday night, but their boss expects a much sterner test in Saturday’s Hellenic Premier Division trip to Wilks Park.
Flackwell sit seventh in the table, just two points behind the Worthians, and pushed the Elms outfit all the way in a 4-3 defeat earlier this term.
“I think it might be a bit harder. I’d just like the three points, I don’t mind how they come, three points will do me,” Fisher told the Advertiser.
“It’s a difficult one. Out of the next three games this is the one that’s going to be the most difficult. Obviously we’ve got two home games after this one but you don’t know what you’re going to get when you play Flackwell.
“One minute they can be really good and the next minute they struggle. We’ve played at home once before and they are quite strong.
“It’ll be a good test but you’ve got to play them some time so we might as well get it out the way now.”
After a storming start to the campaign, Highworth have tailed off a little in the league of late, with one win in four outings following a run of five successive victories in the early weeks of the season.
Fisher isn’t one for worrying, however. He said: “We had done quite well, we won five out of five before we lost a couple. But we beat Holyport and we’ve won the two cup games so the confidence is back again now. We all know it’s going to be difficult against them.
“Everybody is available so there are no excuses on our part, we’re going in there strong and I believe we can get something from it and the lads do too. The confidence is oozing.”
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