Brislington 4 Fleet Town 0

Unfortunately Fleet’s time in the FA Vase was considerably shorter than that in the FA Cup. Travelling west again Fleet hoped to repeat the results that they had in Bridport and Corsham, but a significant number of injuries were not going to make it easy.

The first half started well for Fleet with plenty of possession and a number of half chances but they were unable to make any clear cut chances. As Brislington grew into the game it became clear that their pace was going to cause the Fleet defence some trouble. The first goal came when Fleet lost possession of the ball and goalkeeper Lee Allen brought down the striker. The penalty was calmly placed home. A second goal came on a fast break with the striker able to score at the back post. Brislington were reduced to 10 men near half-time after a horror challenge on Fleet striker James Beauchamp, although not everyone in the ground agreed with referees decision. The resultant free kick was flashed wide by Mal Thomas. Half-time 2-0

The second half took a familiar format with Fleet having the ball but unable to break down the Brislington defence, chances to Mal Thomas, Dane Bone and Luke Larner went begging and Fleet hit the woodwork at least 3 times. But were simply not clinical enough. As Fleet pushed on Brislington hit them twice on the break towards the end of the game for the 4-0 score. Full-time 4-0

Fleet: 1. Lee Allen, 2. Ellis McLean, 3. Luke Larner, 4. Tom Wensley, 5. Durrell Brown, 6. Brad Passfield, 7. Khalid Babikir, 8. Billy Oram, 9. James Beauchamp, 10. Mal Thomas, 11. Danilo Pereira

Subs: 12. Yassa Arafat (2), 14. Kieran Nagle-Kelly, 15. Matty Pearse, 16. Fareed Hakeem-Habeeb (5), 17. Dan Dansie, 18. Dan Bone (9)


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Attendance: 75