Title win can be springboard to progress, says Welwyn Garden City FC boss
PUBLISHED: 08:39 24 April 2015
Winning the SSML Division One title can be the springboard to propel champions Welwyn Garden City to further success, according to boss Adam Fisher.
The Citizens sealed the league crown at the weekend with a 5-0 drubbing of Chesham United Reserves, having secured promotion with a 3-0 away victory over Baldock Town the previous Wednesday.
After leading his home town club to silverware, Fisher told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Saturday was an unbelievable occasion from start to finish; the players were fantastic and handled the occasion brilliantly.
“It has been difficult over the last three-four weeks to close promotion and the title up, but to win at Baldock like we did and the performance and result on Saturday is great credit to all the lads.
“For me, one of the main reasons we have won the league is that after each time we lost this year we went on to win five-six games after.
“The players’ attitude, togetherness and character has been different class and they have now got what they fully deserved.”
More than 150 spectators were at Herns Lane on Saturday to see WGC secure the title and share their success.
Fisher added: “I also have to give special mention to the supporters; Saturday will live with me for a long time.
“When I took over two years ago there were 15 people watching games, so to walk off the pitch as champions and then into the club after and have 150-200 people all clapping and singing was very special.
“The committee and my backroom team have been top class as well and have given me everything I have needed for all of us to be successful.
“This is now a club that can go onto bigger and better things and we need to use this as a springboard for more silverware and to move up the non-league ladder.”
WGC have two league games left to complete the season.
On Saturday they host Edgware Town and on Thursday, April 30 they visit Bush Hill Rangers.
In between is the Division One Cup final against Crawley Green on Tuesday night at Langford FC.