Citizens boss gunning for trophy final victory

WGC FC manager Adam Fisher

WGC FC manager Adam Fisher

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Welwyn Garden City boss Adam Fisher is hoping the pain of losing the SSML Premier Division Cup final to Hoddesdon Town will spur his side to victory in tonight’s (Wednesday) SSML Challenge Trophy final

The Citizens face fellow Premier Division side Berkhamsted in the clash at Harefield United’s Preston Park’s ground.

Fisher, the Welwyn Hatfield Sports Award Coach of the Year, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Everyone is really looking forward to it.

“It’s a big cup to win and we want to use the hurt from our defeat in the league cup final two weeks ago to make sure we come away from this very positive season with some silverware.

“That cup final defeat is only one of two defeats in our last 11 games having drawn one and won eight so our form is really good.”

WGC lost 2-0 away to Berkhamsted in the league in March and the return fixture at Herns Lane resulted in a 1-1 draw last Thursday.

“We know that Berkhamstead are an extremely good side who we haven’t beaten yet this year,” added Fisher.

“We will have to be at our best and hope this time we also get the little bit of luck that you sometimes also need in a final.

“Hopefully lots of our brilliant supporters will make the slightly longer trip to Harefield and really get behind the lads as they have done all season as they can also play a big part in what happens.”

After claiming the SSML Division One league and cup double last term, it was important for Fisher that his side followed that with further success this season.

“Our target from day one of pre-season was to finish in the top eight and reach a cup final.

“We are currently sixth with games in hand and have reached two finals, but there is no point reaching them if you don’t win them.

“I know the hunger is there to go and do that and continue to add to the club’s recent success.”


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