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Maidstone United winger Alex Flisher enjoying productive spell up front in injured Jay May's absence

05 September 2014
by Steve Tervet

Alex Flisher scores his spectacular overhead kick against Canvey Island Picture Matthew Walker

Alex Flisher scores his spectacular overhead kick against Canvey Island Picture: Matthew Walker

Call off the search for a new striker. Alex Flisher is riding to Maidstone United’s rescue.

The 22-year-old played up front as a teenager and he needed no second invitation to partner Frannie Collin against Canvey Island last Saturday.

Two games later, Flisher has two goals and looks the part.

Flisher said: “Jay May was struggling with his calf and Jay (Saunders) said ‘how do you feel about playing up front?’ I was happy with that. I enjoy playing up front, it’s something a bit different.

“Jay just said I had to try to help Frannie out a bit more. The attacking side of it is all right and I don’t mind the pressing work either. That’s what we did on Saturday and part of the reason we did so well."

Flisher scored the goal of the game, hooking a spectacular volley over his head to leave the Canvey goalkeeper and defence bamboozled. He repeated the trick in midweek, scoring in Maidstone’s 2-0 win at AFC Hornchurch.

That result, combined with Margate’s 2-1 defeat to Dulwich, sent the Stones top of the Ryman League Premier Division.

Flisher said: “It was good in the changing room after. It just gave everyone an even bigger lift. There are a few good teams but hopefully the two of us can push on.” 

Read the full interview in the Kent Messenger.

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