Extra Time Glory for Fleet Town
Fleet Town fell behind to Reading City in the Semi-Final of the Southern Combination Challenge Cup when Tyler Cruz scored in the 9th minute. It was about half an hour before Fleet fashioned their first good chance, but that flew high over the bar, but a minute later Reading City keeper was called into action to palm away a fierce strike from Fleets number 2. Reading City had a couple of off target efforts before Fleet won a free kick in a dangerous position, but keeper York was in position to save the curling kick from Dan Bone.
The second half started with Jemel Johnson’s “cross” hitting the outside of the post. as the half went on, slowly Fleet were getting more of the ball and chances, but denied time and again being caught narrowly offside by an eagle eyed official. The reward came on 73 minutes when number 14 substitute side footed the ball home from an excellent cross from the right. Reading City had a loud Penalty shout turned down before Fleet found the net again, on 86 minutes, but the referee gave Reading City a free kick for a foul on their keeper instead. There was still time for Oram to be clear through but shoot over before the whistle went for full time and an extra 30 minutes entertainment for the fans at the game.
The first chance of extra time fell to Oram for Fleet, but somehow the keeper got down to push the ball away, Dan Davies blazed over for Reading City before Dan Bone collected a cross from Oram but volleyed the ball over. On 112 minutes the decisive moment of the match, with Reading City appealing for a foul, Fleet carried on and scored a second. Final Score Reading City 1 Fleet Town 2.
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The Final v Ashford Town (Middlesex) is planned to be played at Calthorpe Park this Tuesday night, 10th May.