By Abhijeet Ahluwalia
A spirited display from Lewisham Borough (Community) FC was not enough to prevent a 3-0 loss away in the biggest game in their history against Conference South side Fisher Athletic.
Despite dominating possession, and creating chances in their 3rd round London FA Senior Cup encounter on Monday night, the Borough were beaten by three strikes from Fisher, who play four divisions above them.
Lack of cutting edge cost Borough
After the match, Borough manager Fabio Rossi bemoaned the lack of cutting edge up front, saying the final score was not a fair reflection of the game. “We did have several good chances which you have to take and we did not. We had a lot of possession, but had no cutting edge up front,” he said. However, Rossi praised his squad’s overall performance, saying: “I am extremely proud of them. Bearing in mind that this squad only came together four months ago, to achieve what they have is a credit to the players.”
Future looks bright
Despite the loss, all connected with the club were clearly pleased to have been a part of the historic match. “This was the biggest game in our five-year history, and aside from Millwall FC this is the biggest game involving any side from Lewisham Borough,” explained Ray Simpson, Chief Executive of the club. Adam Dolby, Borough’s player of the match, also expressed his delight, saying: “I was excited to be representing the Borough club in a game of this magnitude and with all of my family there watching I was very keen to do well.”
Simpson also remains extremely optimistic about the future prospects of the club. “This [match] has significantly raised the profile of the club. We have been able to bring in and secure quality players, and this is down to the volunteers behind the scenes undertaking huge amounts of work, to ensure that this club is well run,” he said.