HELLENIC LEAGUE: Fisher relieved as Highworth hang on

Highworth boss John Fisher

Highworth boss John Fisher

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JOHN Fisher was relieved to get three points after admitting his Highworth side were not at their best at Holyport.

The Worthians triumphed 2-1 on the road with all three of the goals coming in the first half of the Hellenic Premier fixture.

Aaron Maximen smashed Highworth in front before poor defending at a corner allowed Holyport to level shortly before the break through Steve Deverall.

However, right on the stroke of half-time, Richie Saunders met Brad Clark’s corner with a bullet header and sent Highworth 2-1 in front.

“It was a good result, we didn’t play particularly well and weren’t up to our normal standards,” said Fisher.

“We didn’t play to our usual tempo, our deliveries into the box weren’t getting past the first man and all in all we were a bit sluggish.

“We didn’t create an awful lot of chances like we have been doing of late and our final ball was poor.

“We got our goals in the first half and second half we had a lot more of the ball, but didn’t threaten enough.

“Luckily we didn’t throw it away like we probably would have done last year.

“But I’d rather play bad and get three points than play good and get nothing. It was the right result in the end. We were the better side.”

Elsewhere, New College came from behind three times to draw 3-3 at Easington in Division One West.

Harvey Scholes set up Christy Millar for the first and John Rees pulled into the path of Max Slinn to equalise for a second time.

College went behind yet again, but Slinn set up Lee Toomey for number three and the students took home a point.

“It was a good performance in the sense that we scored three goals and looked quite positive going forward,” said boss Rob Hopkins.

“The goals we scored came from stuff we had worked on during the week, so that was nice.

“It’s disappointing to score three goals away from home and not win, so that’s something we need to work on.

“I didn’t think we defended with the same intelligence or purpose that our attacking play had.”

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