'Players should be proud of performances' - Welwyn Garden City boss Fisher on Leverstock Green FA Vase triumph
PUBLISHED: 16:12 15 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:16 16 November 2016
Adam Fisher says every Welwyn Garden City player should be proud of their performance after the Citizens exorcised some demons at Leverstock Green to advance in the FA Vase on Saturday.
WGC had lost 3-0 to Green in SSML Premier just under a month before which had prompted Fisher to claim he was experiencing the toughest period of his managerial career.
However, with the pressure on, goals from Josh Bronti and Jack Read helped WGC power past the hosts 2-1 and reach the third round where a home tie with Thurlow Nunn Premier Division strugglers Ely City on December 3 awaits.
Manager Fisher told Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It was a very good win for us and we’re delighted to get through in what as expected was a really tough game.
“Everyone involved in the club was a credit to themselves.
“Every single player should be proud of their performance and the way they stuck to the gameplan and worked tirelessly in poor conditions to get a result.
“The supporters recognised we were playing well and the lads were giving everything to the cause so they really got behind us and pushed us over the line.
“As I said I can’t fault one individual and as a team it was right up there and there were some big performances.
“However, I have to make special mention to Sean Brettell who came on at a time when we really needed his energy and quality and was outstanding, for me the first time since his return from injury where he looked like he is getting back towards his best.
“This will give him a huge boost and I am delighted for him.”
Fisher will be hoping for a similar Vase result against the Robins as three seasons ago.
He continued: “Looking forward to the next round and Ely City.
“We played them in the Vase three seasons ago and won in a replay but obviously both teams are very different now and without seeing them this year any team at this stage will be a difficult game.
“We will do our homework and get over and see them in the coming weeks so will have a better idea.
“It would be great for the town to really get behind us now in what we could make a run to remember.”
Before then WGC have five equally important clashes, including three in the league, as they look to make ground on runaway leaders London Colney.
Fisher said: “We have a big game tomorrow (Wednesday) at home to Royston Town in the Herts Senior Cup and then big league matches against Hadley, Broxbourne Borough and Holmer Green before the Ely game so it’s crucial we refocus on the Premier Division.
“We need to keep putting points on the board to stay in touch with the leaders.”