Non-league round-up: Fisher knock Tooting & Mitcham out of FA Cup

Fisher face a trip to Cray Wanderers in the FA Cup first qualifying round after a penalty shootout victory against Tooting & Mitcham on Saturday.

The Fish will head to Bromley’s Hayes Lane – the current base of the Isthmian League Premier Division club – on Wednesday (7.45pm).

Sinn’Kaye Christie put the Terrors ahead in the 28th minute but Christian Udo levelled before the break.

Tooting went back in front on 79 minutes through Dontai Stewart. But again the away side found a response, Josh Biddlecombe sticking away a spot-kick after Dean Hamlin fouled Jamie Yilla.

Fisher held their nerve to win 3-1 on penalties. The 93 fans who made the journey is a new club away record.

Fisher then went on to collect their first victory of the campaign in the SCEFL Premier Division with a 3-1 home success over Tower Hamlets on Tuesday.

Ezekiel Adasanya’s penalty put the visitors ahead on the half-hour mark but Udo restored parity before the interval.

Sam Fitzgerald put the Fish 2-1 up in the 48th minute before a late own goal clinched the points.

Striker Danny Bassett, on Tooting’s books last season, has signed for Hampton & Richmond after impressing in pre-season.

The West Norwood-based player scored in the Terrors’ 5-2 victory at Hanwell Town in March, their final fixture of last season as the Covid-19 pandemic  abruptly ended the campaign.

Dulwich Hamlet lost 1-0 to Sutton United in a friendly on Tuesday. Kenny Davis converted a free-kick.

Lewisham Borough drew 1-1 at Meridian VP in the SCEFL First Division. Courtney Swaby got their goal.

Former Charlton defender Roger Johnson has been appointed as Bromley’s new professional development manager.

The Ravens have also signed academy scholar Liam Vincent, 17, on first-team forms.

Bromley beat Chelmsford City 1-0 in a friendly on Tuesday night. Michael Cheek scored against his former club as the Ravens kept their first clean sheet in their tune-up matches.


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