FA Vase: Jersey Bulls fishing at Fisher

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JERSEY BULLS re-embark on their quest for FA Vase glory on Saturday when they travel to London side Fisher FC.

A win will put them into the third round and step closer to a dream final at Wembley.

But before they can even think of scoring the winning goal under the famous arch, they need to get past the Southern Counties East Premier Division outfit under the shadow of Canary Wharf.

‘It should be interesting and it’s great that we get to go to all these new grounds and places,’ said Bulls manager Gary Freeman.

‘I’ve seen the pictures of the ground and it looks a nice setting but we are there to do the job.

‘Travel makes it hard but we’ve got into the routine of it now. We’re a resilient group and we’re focussed on getting into the round.’

Fisher are currently bottom of the table but have beaten Oakwood, Forest Hill Park and Stoneham (twice, after the first tie was ordered to be replayed) to get this far in the competition.

Freeman has been told that Bulls’ opponents can be unpredictable and capable of putting in far better performances than their league form suggests.

Neverthless, the 3G pitch at St Paul’s Sports Ground in Rotherhithe should only benefit the Islanders and their style of play, as does the emergence of teenage talent in the form of Miguel Carvalho and Sammy Henia Kamau.

‘The pitch suits us and the way we want to play,’ added Freeman.

‘It’s been a big positive that the young lads have fitted in and, if anything, they have added to it. Miguel, in that creative area, can really influence games, whether he plays as an eight or a ten. He has a real knack of finding space in between the lines and is good at quick interplay.

‘Sammy is similar and a naturally intelligent player. They both play with a bit of freedom and without fear.’

The two youngsters are in the squad, ready to make another impact, while Jonny Le Quesne is also back after serving a three-match suspension that was picked up following a red card in the first-round match against Bearsted.

Frank Tobin, Jay Giles and Joe Kilshaw also return to a near-full-strength Bulls side.

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