Welwyn Garden City hoping Green means go in FA Vase

WGC FC manager Adam Fisher gestures to his players.

WGC FC manager Adam Fisher gestures to his players.

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Welwyn Garden City boss Adam Fisher is looking to progress to the third round of the FA Vase on Saturday by winning away at Leverstock Green.

The Citizens lost their first game in five in midweek as they exited the SSML Challenge Trophy to Unite MK on penalties.

They will be looking to get back to wiinning ways this weekend.

Speaking to the Welwyn Hatfield Times ahead of the second round tie, Fisher said: “Everyone at the club is looking forward to Saturday as we always do with the FA Vase.

“Leverstock Green away is always a difficult game - the supporters are right on top of you, the pitch has an obvious slope and on their day are a very good side.

“They have changed manager recently and since the change their form has been nothing less then superb with only the one defeat in their last six, winning five and scoring 20 odd goals.

“One of those wins was against ourselves and they fully deserved the win, they were by far the better side on the day and although with a few players missing in key areas we were deserved losers on the day.”

Last season City made the first round proper of the competition where they were knocked out 1-0 away to Cricklewood Wanderers, having already progressed beyond that stage this year, Fisher is looking for his side to go even further.

“Although we know we are in for another very tough afternoon we go into the game full of confidence and with a good following of supporters backing us all the way we are hopeful of getting through,” he said.

“As we had a bye in the first two rounds for finishing in the top four last year and having won previously against Saffron Walden in the first round proper a win on Saturday will put us into the third round and then only three games from the quarter-finals.”

Both sides are in the top 10 of the SSML Premier with WGC fifth and Leverstock in eighth.

WGC beat Saffron Walden Town 3-1 at home in the Vase first round, while Leverstock triumphed 7-3 away in Northamptonshire to Thrapston Town to set up this weekend’s clash.

Saturday’s encounter kicks-off at 3pm at Green’s Pancake Lane ground.

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