Citizens boss pleased with Herts Senior Cup display against Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 09:54 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:54 05 November 2015

The two management teams

The two management teams

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Welwyn Garden City boss Adam Fisher was a happy man as his side proved a tough nut to crack for League Two Stevenage in the Herts Senior Cup.

Sam Perrin puts a tackle in on Nathan KerrSam Perrin puts a tackle in on Nathan Kerr

After a goalless first half at Herns Lane last night (Wednesday), in which the Citizens caused Teddy Sheringham’s side plenty of problems, the professional outfit prevailed with three second half unanswered goals.

Following the first round tie Fisher, whose City troops were disappointingly knocked out of the FA Vase by Cricklewood Wanderers at the weekend, said: “We did well, I was really pleased with the lads, I said to them before the game all I wanted was to put some wrongs right from Saturday, we know we weren’t good enough Saturday, it was a disappointing result.

“We knew there was going to be a lot of people here tonight [Wednesday] and we wanted to come off the pitch knowing we’d done ourselves proud and done the club proud and I think we did that.”

Stevenage started with a mixed side which included scholars as well as first team regulars Dean Wells, Dipo Akinyemi, Brett Williams, Jamie McCombe and Northern Ireland youth international full-back Nathan Kerr.

A crowd of around 400 watched the game and Fisher hopes some of the first time visitors to Herns Lane will return.

“It created a good atmosphere for the lads, like when we’ve had big FA Cup games and the Hatfield Town game, a lot of the WGC supporters who have been down before were happy and ones that hadn’t been down before hopefully went home happy and hopefully will come back again,” he said.

It was a good chance for Fisher to pit his managerial wits against Sheringham, the former England, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker.

Fisher added: “At the end he [Sheringham] wished us luck for the season, said we gave them a good game, had some good players and a good side.

“It’s nice for him to say that as when someone like that says it you take it on board, he was brilliant with the supporters having photos with the children and adults too.”

Of Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage assistant manager Kevin Watson added: “They’re a credit to their manager, they didn’t stop right until the end, they had a few chances.

“When you come up against non league sides they’ll give it a right go and credit to them, they hung in there and it was always going to be a case that the first goal would deflate them a little bit, but fair play to them they kept going.”


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