Fleet Town 2 Yate Town 1

Fleet Town bounced back from the disappointments of last Saturday’s game at Paulton, by turning on the style against the second placed Bluebells of Yate. The visitors, looking for a win that could have taken them back to the top of the table, had the better of the opening ten minutes, with Fleet only able to get out over half way a couple of times, Yate pushed Fleet back with a string of balls into the box, but even though the defence were able to clear the box, the ball came back in quickly time and again. All Yate’s hard work was almost undone, when Ross Ewen broke out and played the ball onto Bradley Wilson, his cross was headed goalward bringing a miracle save from Alexis Andre Junior tipping the ball onto the bar and over for a corner to Fleet, this was played into the middle of the box to produce another excellent chance with a Fleet head first to the ball but off target and flashed wide of the post. After 16 minutes, the visitors struck, a low cross eluded the dive of Harvey White to two waiting Yate players with Adam Price touching the ball over the line, with most people thinking this would settle Yate down and see the promotion seekers take control they were wrong, as it was the home side that took control of the game. Balls up from young players Ross Ewen and Jack Selby, gave Bradley Wilson and Meshach Williams the openings to threaten the Yate goal. Several times it needed quick reactions from keeper Alexis Andre Junior to deny Fleet, as Bradley Wilson in particular ran into the space behind Yate’s back line to get to through balls, the keeper rushing out to beat Bradley to the ball or closing down to pull off the save to deny Fleet. On 36 minutes, Fleet won a free kick twenty five yards out, Sam Williams took the kick, out to Meshach Williams on the right, to play over a deep cross, beyond the far post it was nodded back into the middle where Sam Williams had made his way in to bundle the ball home for the equaliser. Just before half time, Fleet took the lead as Meshach Williams took the ball down the middle and found a way to get the ball past keeper Andre Junior.

The second half saw early chances for Fleet to extend their lead as Meshach Williams shot just past the post and then Jack Selby saw his shot saved. The last half an hour saw play concentrated more in midfield, quick moves from Yate as they  looked for a way back into the game but although they won a string of corners, Harvey White was determined not to be beaten again on the night. The last few minutes saw Fleet win a few free kicks around he Yate box, but were content to keep the ball and run the clock down. The final whistle sparked wild celebrations in the home faithful. The Easi-leaflets Man of the Match was selected by Paul of Easi-leaflets and given to Jack Selby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleet Town : 1 Harvey White, Ross Ewen, 3 Daniel Framp, 4 Ronan Silva, 5 Stuart Derry, 6 William Boye, 7 Jack Selby, 8 Sam Williams, 9 Meshach Williams, 10 Harryson Wickens, 11 Bradley Wilson.

subs : 12 Daniel Bone (on for Wilson 92 mins), 16 Eion Kirwan (on for Selby 88 mins), 17 Billy Oram (on for Wickens 62 mins). not used 14 Kieran Ngale-Kelly, 15 Matthew Pearse.