HELLENIC LEAGUE: Fisher to consider his position at Highworth
5:30am Tuesday 18th March 2014 in By Michael Reeves, Deputy sports editor
HIGHWORTH Town manager John Fisher says that he will review his position at The Elms come the end of the season as he has become increasingly disillusioned by his players’ commitment to the cause.
The Worthians chief has struggled to get matchday squads together this term, despite the club in the upper echelons of the Hellenic League Premier Division.
But with Town hosting Kidlington this evening, Fisher is concentrating on finishing the current campaign before making the decision whether to stay or go.
“If someone was to ask me now what I would do, I wouldn’t know,” Fisher told the Advertiser. “What I’m going to do is get through until the end of the season and analyse it all.
“It has been a struggle at times this season just getting a squad together - and that is when we are doing well.
“Had these problems happened earlier in the campaign, I don’t think I would still be here. But I will see the season out - I’ve got too much respect for the club to walk away right now.”
Fisher also insists that there are no power problems at The Elms after Saturday’s match at Reading Town was postponed because a floodlight pylon had fallen over.
“It is something that I’ve never heard of before,” he said. “But everything is OK at The Elms - touch wood.
“The pitch could be a bit of a leveller. After being sodden wet, it is now rock hard and I think you will start to see some surprise results.”
Meanwhile, Malmesbury Victoria will be looking to claim a much-needed victory in Division One West when they host North Leigh United.
Vics held New College to a 1-1 draw on Saturday despite having Dan Thompson dismissed for an off the ball incident.
Gareth Davies’ side are only three points above the bottom two, while North Leigh are three place above the Vics in ninth and have a 13-point lead over them.
Purton will be looking to book their place in the Wiltshire Senior Cup final as travel to Western League Premier Division side Melksham Town in last four.
Chris Pethick’s side go into the match on the back of a 1-0 victory over struggling Old Woodstock Town, while Melksham were held to a 1-1 draw at Longwell Green.
Shrivenham’s clash at Abingdon Town has been postponed as the Oxfordshire side were in Hellenic Floodlit Cup action last night.