Sydenhams Wessex Premier League Preview: Fawley AFC v Amesbury Town (05/11/2016)

Oilers stung at the death

Dane Sayce scored a screamer

Dane Sayce scored a screamer

There's no doubt we've provided some of the best value for money the Wessex league has had to offer this season with 83 goals in just 17 league games, nearly five goals a game!

Whitchurch United were the visitors to Waterside Social Club in what was a pretty crucial game at the foot of the table.

Spirits were high after some solid displays in recent weeks but defensive frailties ultimately denied Fawley any points as they eventually succumbed 5 v 4 to their lowly opposition.

Goals were scored by Zac Willis, Dane Sayce and a Matt Spencer double.


We caught up with first team manager Aaron Fry to reflect on last weekend and preview the next game:

After being narrowly defeated by Brockenhurst you must've fancied your chances for some points against Whitchurch?

We went into the game with a really positive mindset, the last few performances had been really encouraging. We had hoped to get the 3 points, even a point wouldn’t have been the end of the world.

It must be frustrating to concede five after two solid defensive displays, what was the difference Saturday?

Yeah it was very disappointing, we’d made massive strides as a team, so felt like a set back. Same problems we’ve had all season, constantly changing personnel due to availability and making silly mistakes.

Despite the result another four goals which highlights our attacking options this year?

"I'm hoping we get the reaction that is needed from the players"

Yeah we’d gone a few without scoring but we know that’s not an issue for us. We’ve got plenty of players chipping in with goals. It’s the one area I never have any concerns. We just need to be clinical in those games where things are tight.

A chance to put it right with the visit of Amesbury on Saturday, can we expect to see any changes to the team?

There’ll be a few changes, some are enforced but some are tactical switches. Tom Peters will be making his debut in goal. He has a big opportunity to stake a claim. Lewis Ross is back which will be a lift to everyone. I’m hoping we get the reaction that is needed from the players.