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Fisk credits Lowestoft's success to 'matchwinners'

PUBLISHED: 06:08 27 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:32 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Town midfielder Andrew Fisk believes the team's matchwinners are helping them to the top of the league.

After a thrilling 4-3 win over East Thurrock United last Saturday, the Blues kick off a run of eight games in 15 days at home to Enfield Town today (Saturday) with a six-point advantage at the top of Ryman League Division One North.

LOWESTOFT Town midfielder Andrew Fisk believes the team's matchwinners are helping them to the top of the league.

After a thrilling 4-3 win over East Thurrock United last Saturday, the Blues kick off a run of eight games in 15 days at home to Enfield Town today (Saturday) with a six-point advantage at the top of Ryman League Division One North.

But while Fisk admits Town's performances since the turn of the year have not been vintage, the team have been grinding out results thanks to a group of players capable of turning a match on it's head.

And with plenty of firepower up front, Fisk says it makes life easier for himself and central midfielder partner Gary Holt in the Blues' engine room.

“It's easy enough for us when you've got players like Joe Francis on the left and Matty Nolan and Gary McGee up front,” he said.

“At the weekend we didn't play great, but we've got matchwinners in out team, and Joe popped up with a hat-trick. We've got a lot of players in our team capable of winning games for us. For Holty and I it's not easy, but it helps us out.

“Teams are getting men behind the ball and it's proving hard for us to break teams down and get our rhythm and passing game going. Ware did it recently and beat us, but to be fair in other games we've been grounding teams down and just getting the three points,” Fisk admitted.

“The performances haven't been great, but what matters at this stage of the season is getting the points and keeping on top of the league. Any advantage is good and obviously we've built that up over the last few months and this month's going to be really busy for us and we've got to make these games count in our favour.

“We couldn't be happier with the position in the league. Performance-wise it hasn't been great this year, but we're still picking up the points and we're happy where we are.”

Fisk is understandably enjoying his first season at Crown Meadow, after moving from King's Lynn in the summer, where he joined former team-mates like Greg Crane and Adam Smith.

He has been one of the team's most consistent performers, but missed lots of action in December and January after a three-match ban, coupled with the bad weather, kept him out of action for more than a month.

“A three-game ban, which if it was in March would have been done within a week, but with the weather I was out for ages,” he said.

“It was really frustrating to be fair. Personally, I haven't got going again after my break, but that's been coupled with the team's performances, so in the next couple of weeks I want more games to get my performance level back up to what it was.

“For everyone it's been a bit like that at the moment, so everyone's working on that. We know we've got to keep our feet on the ground. If we don't, we don't want to know what's going to happen,” he said.

“We've got a great bunch of lads and we're all keeping our feet on the ground. It's gone well for the most part of the season it's gone well and we've just got to keep it going.

“You've got to be on your game so having the players on the bench chomping at the bit for your place, keeps you on your toes, so we've all got to look at ourselves and our performances individually and again collectively we've all got to improve a little bit,” he concluded.

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