NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Time is of the essence for Highworth boss Fisher
5:30am Wednesday 12th March 2014 in By Andy Warren, Deputy sports editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, @AndyWarren_
JOHN Fisher is confident his side have the ability to take the points from their trip to Cheltenham Saracens - as long as he and his players can make it to the game on time.
The team from the Elms will have to do battle with the hoards of fans leaving day two of the Cheltenham Festival to get to Saracens’ ground on the opposite side of the town, but are unable to leave before 5.30pm due to the players’ work commitments.
Fisher believes the group may well struggle to make it past the thousands of racing fans in time to arrive and begin their matchday routine, but remains confident his promotion chasers can do the business when they finally get on the pitch.
“We’ve got to get through the middle of Cheltenham which is a bit of bother,” he said.
“We can’t really leave earlier, we’ll leave at half five and take the chance because a lot of the lads work until five.
“I can’t ask them to leave any earlier.
“It’s only about a 40-minute drive normally but I guarantee we will get caught up in a bit of the traffic.
“I don’t really like the racing, I’m more of a golf fan to be honest, so we will just have to put up with the traffic.
“Saturday wasn’t to our standards, the players know that, and we have this game to put it right and I’m confident we can get a result.”
In last night’s action, Lee Smith pounced six minutes into injury time to secure Cirencester a point against lowly Godalming in the Southern League Division One South and West.
Hosts Ciren found themselves two goals down on 49 minutes after Godalming’s Jack Mazzone struck twice.
But with time running out, Cirencester were given hope when Jody Bevan pulled a goal back with six minutes remaining.
Smith then struck on 96 minutes to secure a draw for the Centurians.
Elsewhere in the division, Swindon Supermarine also drew at Shortwood.
Josh Parsons scored on 64 minutes as Supermarine cancelled out Shortwood’s first-half lead to grab a 1-1 draw.
In the Hellenic League Division One West, Fairford and New College couldn’t be separated as they drew 1-1. Nathan Gambling scored for Fairford while Jordan Wilkins was on target for College.
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