FA Cup: Adam Fisher and Welwyn Garden City ready to bounce back with trip to Brantham Athletic

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 August 2018

Adam Fisher is looking forward to Welwyn Garden City's FA Cup match at Brantham Athletic. Picture: DANNY LOO

Adam Fisher is looking forward to Welwyn Garden City's FA Cup match at Brantham Athletic. Picture: DANNY LOO

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According to manager Adam Fisher the FA Cup provides the perfect chance for Welwyn Garden City to bounce back from their midweek defeat at Peterborough Sports.

The Citizens travel to Suffolk and the mouth of the River Stour on Saturday to face Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division Brantham Athletic.

The Imps lie fourth in the table after two wins and a draw from their opening three league games but Fisher not only wants to do well in the world’s oldest cup competition, but also believes his side can.

He said: “We know we’re not going to be challenging for cups and league titles like we have been over the last few years in the South Midlands League.

“We’ve got our own targets in the league but we do want to have a good run in both the FA competitions as well, the FA Cup and FA Trophy.

“Brantham will be a difficult game. I went to watch them a week ago and they are a good side.

“They have some good young players and they have a lot of experience but I’ve said to the lads, it’s going to be the perfect game to respond to the defeat at Peterborough.

“We go into it needing to show a response but there is no better way of doing that than playing in the FA Cup.”

It is the start of two games in three days for WGC, with Barton Rovers visiting Herns Lane on Bank Holiday Monday.

But for now it is all about the FA Cup for Fisher.

“Fingers crossed we can do well on Saturday because we’ve got a quick turnaround for the game against Barton,” he said.

“Two games in three days is tough and we’ll have to look at that but the priority is getting through in the FA Cup.”

Kick-off at Brantham Leisure Centre is at 3pm.

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