Wins keep coming as City continue great start to season with Tigers success
PUBLISHED: 16:36 02 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:41 02 October 2017
Welwyn Garden City’s superb start to the season continued with another victory – this time 3-1 at home to London Tigers in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.
It was the Citizens’ 13th competitive game so far this year and their 11th win, with North Greenford United the only side to hand them a defeat.
The other game was a 0-0 draw, ironically also against the Tigers.
It is the only blemish on their SSML record so far and the only blip in the last 11 games.
That run and this win, thanks to goals from Danny Payne, Josh Bronti and Charlie Joy, is something manager Adam Fisher is naturally delighted with.
He said: “I was really pleased with the performance and more importantly the result, as we had a tricky time over at their ground three weeks ago.
“We decided to change a few things today in tactics and personnel and especially first half it worked really well.
“The lads are fully aware that if we are going to be successful in all the competitions then there will be some squad rotation.
“But we have a great squad and this has allowed us, since the disappointment of going out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle, to win 10 and draw one of our last 11 games which is terrific.
“But it is only a start.”
It was only City’s second home league game of the campaign, and victory has lifted them into third place behind early pace setters Biggleswade FC and Berkhamsted.
They were on the front foot from the start and after Brandon Carney, Jon Clements and Joy had chances, Payne made the breakthrough with a header from a corner on 20 minutes.
They should have added a second before the break but instead had to wait six minutes after the interval when Clements slipped in Bronti to smash a low shot under the keeper.
The Tigers kept fighting and pulled one back with 10 minutes left but any thoughts of a nervy finale were dispelled almost from the restart.
A ball forward was misjudged by the Tigers’ defence which allowed the excellent Joy to bear in on goal and slot in his second goal in as many games.
Welwyn Garden City go to Leverstock Green in the Dudley Latham Cup tomorrow (Tuesday) before continuing their league fixtures with another away game, this time at Stotfold on Saturday.
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