Fleet Town 3 Hamble FC 2

In a classic game of two halves Fleet came back to defeat Hamble 3-2, maybe in someways that makes up from not getting anything out of the game at Hamble earlier in the season. Fleet made a couple of changes from the Aldershot Senior Cup tie earlier in the week.

Fleet as on many occasions didn’t make the quickest of starts to the match and soon found themselves a goal down. A break down the left wing resulted in Aiden Upward making a great save from the Hamble striker when he was only a few yards out, unfortunately Hamble reacted quicker to the loose ball and a cross was nodded in at the far post. Fleet came back well and made a number of chances for Dan Bone, Aaron Redford and Malachi Thomas but they just couldn’t find the final touch that was needed. Half-time 0-1

As the second half started Fleet had an early chance that whistled just past the post, it seemed to many Fleet fans that this just wasn’t to be their day. Hamble went up the other end of Calthorpe Park and a back post header flicked off a Fleet defender and nestled in the net for 0-2. With Luke Deacon continuing to make good saves in the Hamble goal Fleet knew they would need something special to get back in the game. Bringing on Jake Hammond and Billy Oram changed the game. The first goal game from in form striker Dan Bone. A sumptuous cross from Tom Wensley on the left-wing was headed in at the back post by Bone. The equalising goal came soon after when a Taylor Watts right-wing free-kick was missed by all the players and rolled in the bottom corner for 2-2. A brief moment of calm came before that man Dan Bone stepped up again. As Fleet pushed for a winner a through ball was played for Dan Bone to run onto as it bounced up 20 yards he hit the half-volley over the keeper and into the net, the finish was never really in doubt…Full-time 3-2

If anyone is interested in travelling on the coach to Cowes next week please email chairman@fleettownfc.co.uk for details. It is £10 a seat.

Fleet: 1. Aiden Upward, 2. Ude Osim, 3. Tom Wensley, 4. Jack Howard, 5. Cavan Atkinson, 6. Brad Passfield (c), 7. Malachi Thomas, 8. Kieran Nagle-Kelly, 9. Aaron Redford 10. Dan Bone, 11. Taylor Watts

Subs: 12. Charlie Graves, 14. Max Burke, 15. Josh Blaize-Carr (9), 16. Billy Oram (8), 17. Jake Hammond (7)

Goals: Dan Bone (70 mins), Taylor Watts (75 mins), Dan Bone (83 mins)

Man of Match: Dan Bone

Attendance: 85

Fleet’s next game of the season is Tuesday 10th March when we play away to Lymington Town in the Sydenhams Wessex League. Kick Off is 7.45pm