Fleet Town 0 Blackfield & Langley 2

This game started quietly, an even midfield stalemate, gave no indication of the dramas to come later on. It was fifteen minutes before the first opening, saw Adam Tomasso, for the visitors, curl the ball from the edge of the box, towards the far post providing an easy catch for Norris in the Fleet goal and another fifteen minutes before Liam Robinson hit a fierce shot goalward but straight into the hands of Norris. The next five minutes saw chances at both ends that resulted in a corner each but these were cleared. Half time was reached goalless, a fair reflection of the half as both sides cancelled each other out.

An all action start to the second half, saw Blackfield pour down the slope, pushing Fleet back and the pressure told within a couple of mnutes, as Stuart Derry gave away a Penalty. Liam Robinson placed the ball, took the kick, but Brendan Norris went the right was and kept the ball out, but the rebound went straight back to Robinson to fire the ball in and put the visitors ahead. The next few minutes saw Blackfield win another couple of corners and from the last of these, a rash lunge saw the referee point to the spot again. This time Owen fee took responsibility and scored to put Blackfield two goals to the good after 54 minutes. Fleet settled quickly from this setback and again were more than matching the visitors in the middle of the pitch and for a moment thought their luck may change as Blackfield’s Sam Poole meant to pass back to his keeper Lewis Noice but Lewis was coming a long way towards the ball and Poole’s ball lobbed over Noice towards the empty net, but another defender got back to save Poole’s blushes and clear the ball from under the bar.  After 70 minutes a melee broke out on halfway and the referee ran over brandishing a Red Card for the visitors Owen Fee. Against ten men Fleet were able to play some good football, without looking very dangerous in front of goal, the best effort came when Thomas Peel jinked his way through and round Blckfield’s defenders to fire a cross over for Billy Oram, who made too good a contact to send the ball into the advertising boards above the goal. In the end Blackfield took home all three points, but Fleet again can hold their young heads high for all their efforts on the night.

 

The Man of the Match sponsored by Easi-Leaflets was awaarded to Connor Channon

 

Fleet Town : 1 Brendan Norris, 2 Thomas Peel, 3 Daniel Framp, 4 Kailian North, 5 Stuart Derry, 6 Imran Uche, 7 Abdul Rajab, 8 Ronan Silva, 9 Connor Channon, 10 Billy Oram, 11 Danilo Cadete.

subs : 12 Callum Cleary (on for Uche 62 mins), 15 Junior Smith (on for North 60 mins), 16 Matthew Deadfield (on for Framp 60 mins)

not used 13 Harrison Button, 14 Ryan Davis.