Yeovil Town’s Alex Fisher has said he is ‘gutted’ his side couldn’t force a late equaliser against Worthing on Saturday.

The Glovers missed a second half penalty and had a goal chalked off for offside in the final stages, with other results as they were, a draw would have been enough to secure the title.

There were a number of controversial moments in the game, not least the disallowed goal from Rhys Murphy and Fisher admits it’s tough to take.

“I imagine there is a feeling of injustice, I’ve not seen Murph’s goal back, but from my angle it looked onside, if it is onside, it’s a very important decision to make, it’ll be tough to take, but we’ve got four games left with everything to play for… we’ve got a fantastic opportunity on Thursday to seal the deal”

“[We need] one point in four games, but you don’t want to just limp over the line though, we’d like to take maximum points from every game we’ve got, [there’s] no complacency in the team, we look to go into the last four and try and everything out of them that we can”

After Fisher himself had halved the deficit to 2-1, the Glovers had plenty of the ball in attacking areas, but couldn’t force the second goal before a late sucker punch from Worthing wrapped up the game.

“I think we had the ball in some dangerous areas, you’ve got to play against a team that are good under pressure, good on the ball and respect them at the same time, they know how to see a game out… there was plenty of time left and I am gutted, to be honest, that we couldn’t get the second”

We’ve got a fantastic opportunity on Thursday to seal the deal

“I wouldn’t say there was a frustration, just a desire to get a result that the turnout today deserved, and we pretty much got it, if it wasn’t for the last five minutes, so I wouldn’t say frustration, just a solid desire to entertain the fans.”

The front man also said that he would back Murphy to score from the spot in high pressure situations after the Bagsman saw his spot kick saved just a few minutes into the second half.

“Murph is a really composed individual, I have a lot of confidence in him that he would do it, to the best of his ability, I think it’s a good save, I think it’s hitting the side netting, I’ve got no qualms with the person, under the pressure and circumstances taking that responsibility on themselves. It would have been fantastic if it goes in, but we’ve still got 40 minutes-plus to get ourselves into the game, I think it shows real character of the individual that he steps up and took it”

Now the squad look ahead to Truro (in Gloucester) on Thursday, where the maths are simple. One point wins the League.

“Forgive me for sounding slightly negative, but it’s just the fact that it was such an incredible end to a game – or could have been – those emotions are quite high in my system at the moment, but yes, one point in four games, you’d like to think we will clinch this title, in the next week or two, but we’re taking nothing for granted, we’ll go out on Thursday with a team, that we hope will take maximum points”

Alex Fisher’s goal
Video Credit: Debs Curtis

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