Call-off frustration for ambitious Welwyn Garden City manager
PUBLISHED: 08:40 05 February 2014
Adam Fisher, manager of SSML Division One side Welwyn Garden City, has spoken of his frustration after a host of postponed matches have stopped his side building on their promotion bid.
Wet weather since the turn of the year has seen game after game called off due to waterlogged pitches at the majority of levels of the game across the country.
Hertfordshire, and Welwyn Hatfield, has been no different, with the Calor League, Spartan South Midlands League, Herts Senior County League and Welwyn Hatfield Sunday League all greatly affected.
Following the cancellation of Saturday’s away trip to Kentish Town, Fisher told the WHT: “It has obviously been really frustrating for everyone at the club.”
The Citizens have played just one league game in January, the 7-3 home win over Harpenden Town.
“Since our two excellent league wins against Codicote and Harpenden just after Christmas we haven’t had any games in the league to give us another chance to put a little run together to try and propel us back into the promotion places,” said Fisher, whose side are fifth.
“The last three weeks would have seen us play against three teams in the bottom six and although, especially away from home, they’re not easy games we would have felt confident that we could have taken nine points from those games.”
It is not just WGC who have suffered as all clubs in the region have suffered similarly.
“Every club is in the same position,” he added.
“We just need to keep training well and in the friendly games work hard to make sure we are as prepared as possible for when the competitive action starts.”
WGC are down to face Codicote on Wednesday in the SSML Challenge Trophy before playing Sun Postal Sports on Saturday in the league.
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