Bristol Manor Farm 4 Fleet Town 1

Fleet made their first ever visit to the Portway ground, the pitch slope making them feel at home, they set out to enjoy a warm and sunny afternoon and created the early chances, a run down the right and cross from Angus Youngson picked out the head of Enow Ojong, but his effort cleared the bar. Kofi Halliday burst through, his shot bringing a fine save from the home keeper Ben John who pushed the ball round the post for a corner to Fleet, the corner reached Kofi Halliday, but his header also cleared the bar. Fleet soon carved out another chance, a flowing move from midfield saw Billy Oram combine with Layton Avenell, on the right, who crossed to Enow Ojong whose header landed on the roof of the net. After twenty minutes the home side had their first good chances, a fiercely hit free kick from Ashley Kington took a faint touch off a Fleet defender to crash into the cross bar and go behind for a corner, which was played to Jordan Rogers, but he skewed his shot well wide of the target. In this all action end to end spell, Angus Youngson, for Fleet, crossed the ball towards Jack Selby, but seeing the danger, a defender got back to reach the ball first and concede another corner. A great run down the right from Owen Howe for Bristol Manor Farm, as he cut in to shoot, Ronan Silva got across and blocked his effort. Almost immediately Owen Howe was through again, but with the goal at his mercy and only Sam Williams, taking over the gloves today, to beat his effort flew very wide of the target. Just before half time Fleet were given a free kick just outside the box, played into Kofi Halliday, he shot across the goal but the ball ran wide. For the 4th league game in a row, Fleet having created the best chances but failed to convert any of them and went into the break with the score 0-0.

An all too familiar start to the second half, within seconds of the restart, Fleet fell behind when Owen Howe scored from the edge of the box. Fleet soon opened up the home side, with Enow Ojong through the middle, when he could have shot, he knocked the ball across to Kofi Halliday on the left, Kofi shot the ball past Ben John in goal, but the ball found the side netting. For the home side Lewis Bamford played the ball on to Owen Howe in the box, he shot but Sam Williams stuck out a leg and deflected the ball away for a corner to Manor Farm. Enow Ojong picked up the ball in midfield, as he ran forward, he got fouled but the ball ran to Kofi Halliday, so the referee waved for advantage and Kofi powered on and slid the ball past Ben john to equalise on 59 minutes. Fleet were only level for a couple of minutes before amazing ball control by Jordan Rogers saw him beat two defenders on the edge of the box to keep the ball and fire home to put Manor Farm 2-1 up. Fleet never stopped looking for a second equaliser, Matthew Pearse saw his clean strike rise and pass an inch over the bar, but then in the final minutes saw Fleet caught out by quick breaks from the home side, Lewis Bamford ran 40 yards with the ball into the right hand side of the box and shot the ball across to the far post finding a way between Sam Williams and Daniel Framp into the net and in the final minute the home side added another when they stopped a Fleet attack and long clearance reached Owen Howe who took the ball up to the box to rifle the ball into the net, for a flattering 4-1 score line.

Fleet Town : 1 Samuel Williams, 2 Angus Youngson, 3 Callum Abraham-Barlow, 4 Ronan Silva, 5 Daniel Framp, 6 Cavan Atkinson, 7 Layton Avenell, 8 Jack Selby, 9 Enow Ojong, 10 Billy Oram, 11 Kofi Halliday.

Subs : 12 Lewis Wall (on for Selby 75 mins), 14 Kieran Ngale-Kelly (on for Youngson 64 mins), 15 Matthew Pearse (on for Avenell 68 mins)