League title for Codicote Reserves

PUBLISHED: 16:17 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:08 26 October 2009

CODICOTE S second string won the Herts Senior County League Reserve Division One title on Saturday. The village side needed a point from their last game of the season to become champions. A 2-1 win over Evergreen handed Adam Fisher s side all three points

CODICOTE'S second string won the Herts Senior County League Reserve Division One title on Saturday.

The village side needed a point from their last game of the season to become champions.

A 2-1 win over Evergreen handed Adam Fisher's side all three points and the league title.

It was Fisher's last game in charge of the Reserves as he has been handed the reins of the first team.

Codicote went ahead when striker Stefan Saywell netted from close range after some brilliant work from wide man Tom Parker.

It got even better for Codicote when five minutes later right-back Sam Devoil made a surging run and crossed for man-of-the-match Saywell to double their lead.

Codicote felt the title was in touching distance, until a freak goal gave the home side a way back into the game.

A Devoil back-pass from 30 yards to his keeper Tom Wicks took a horrible bobble and shot straight over his foot and into the back of the net.

This made the second half slightly more nervy, although Codicote dominated and had countless chances to add to their lead.

They just couldn't find that third goal and had to count down the time to the final whistle.

When it sounded there was jubilation amongst the players, management and supporters on winning the title.

After the game Fisher said: "I am absolutely delighted.

"I am so pleased for all the players and everyone at the club.

"Although we only won the league on the last day, and by three points, we were by far the best team in the league all season and fully deserved it."

About his new position as first team boss, he added: "I'm really happy and exited to be named the new first team manger at Codicote FC.

"I feel it is going to be a big challenge, but one I am already thoroughly looking forward to.

"I would like to thank all the committee and everyone at the club for giving me this opportunity and chance to take up my first senior job in management.


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