Fleet Town 0 Cinderford Town 2
Cinderford Town lifted themselves up into a play off position with these three points in a hard fought win at Calthorpe Park, leaving Fleet adrift at the bottom of the table.
The visitors started strongly having all the early chances, Lorcan Sheehan whipped his cross into the box onto the head of James Harding, his well directed effort taking a deflection for a corner. Cinderford soon burst through again, it needed a dash across the box and diving block by Cavan Atkinson to deny the visitors at the expense of another corner, which was played into the box for Josh Hunt to rise and head the ball wide. After twenty minutes Fleet were getting more into the game and creating some good openings, Callum Abraham-Barlow won the ball back on halfway, he played the ball forward to Rylen Myers who drove up to the box, his cross was headed behind by a defender for a corner to Fleet, which was played to the far post and found Enow Ojong, his effort coming down on the top of the bar and going behind. As another attack from the visitors comes to nothing, Rylen Myers breaks forward on the right, squares the ball to Enow Ojong who took the ball up to the box before shooting wide. A spell of dominance by Fleet gave them three corners in quick succession, but they could not find a way to force a goal their play deserved. Billy Oram collected the ball in the middle of the park, he played in Kofi Halliday, but Kofi had his shot saved by Alex Harris. A flowing attack when Billy Oram, Callum Abraham-Barlow and Kofi Halliday combined, took a desperate lunge from defender for a corner to get Kofi’s cross away. As Cinderford were building out from the back, a mis-directed header was played staright to Jack Selby, he turned and shot, bringing another save from Alex Harris. For the second time in a week, Fleet had held their opponents to 0-0 at half time.
The opening minute of the second half saw Enow Ojong burst into the box for Fleet, as he controlled the ball and was setting himself to strike, he got closed down and the visitors were able to sniff out another excellent opening. The game settled into a midfield battle with chances at a premium, although not all given by the officials a string of niggling fouls on Kofi Halliday and Rylen Myers, the temperature rose until a boiling point saw Rylen Myers get a Red Card for his retaliation on being fouled again. The momentum of the game changed as a result of this decision with Cinderford taking charge, only taking four minutes for Richard Greaves to make the man advantage count when he ghosted in at the far post to net. Only seven minutes later James Harding scored to double the visitors lead. Cinderford did enough to see the game out and were able to give one of their Youth stars Keiran James a debut few minutes at the end of the game.
The easi-leaflets Man of the Match was awarded to Cavan Atkinson. Next up for Fleet Town is another home game on Saturday 13th against Melksham Town.
Fleet Town : 1 Stuart Derry, 2 Ross Ewen, 3 Callum Abraham-Barlow, 4 Daniel Framp, 5 Ronan Silva, 6 Cavan Atkinson, 7 Rylen Myers, 8 Jack Selby, 9 Enow Ojong, 10 Billy Oram, 11 Kofi Halliday.
Subs ; 14 Kieran Ngale-Kelly (on for Oram 80 mins), 15 Matthew Pearse (on for Silva 75 mins), 16 Angus Youngson (on for Ojong 88 mins), not used 12 Layton Avenell.