FISHER DELIGHTED AS THE IVES WIN ON OPENING DAY
Andrew Dunn catches up with St Ives joint Assistant manager, Adam Fisher who gives his thoughts on the opening day win at Bromsgrove Rovers.
“I’m delighted with the result. Bromsgrove is a hard place to go so to come back from a goal down and get maximum points is fantastic for us. There were a few nerves during the first half, but aside from that I thought we started well. So, it was really frustrating that we conceded in the manner that we did.
It was important that we stayed in touch at half-time so it was key we didn’t concede anymore. We said to them at the break that we must stick to our task and we don’t feel sorry for ourselves and keep believing. We’ve worked well on set pieces and we thought that we could hurt them if we got the delivery of those right and also just be more clinical when and we got our chances.
Second half I thought defensively, we were outstanding and I thought our fitness levels were better too and I think that gave us a bit of an advantage as we would finish stronger. I was pleased with all the new players as they had impressive debuts. Obviously, the likes of Jordan Williams and Johnny Herd have played at this level before, but this was the first step 3 match for Julien Sakka and I think he did really well.
Obviously, Jonny Edwards has done really well for us as he has scored both goals. I’m really pleased for him as he’s been wanting to find the net more during pre-season, but he’s looked really sharp in training and we all know what he is capable of, and he proved it yesterday and, on his day, he will be a handful of a lot of defences in this league.
The game against Stratford on Saturday will be tough. They got a point against Bedford yesterday, and our focus will be on having two good training sessions to prepare for the game. There are no new injuries, and some players who didn’t feature yesterday may be involved. But there’s a good spirit in the camp following yesterday and we want to install a winning mentality in the squad and we also want to start our home campaign on a high.”