Fleet Town 4 Bournemouth 0
An excellent game of football took place at Calthorpe Park where Fleet entertained Bournemouth Poppies. The game started with a minutes silence for ex Bournemouth player Robert Teppet and was carried out in a most respectful way. Malachi Thomas made his home debut against his former team Bournemouth.
The first half was keenly contested by both teams with Fleet playing good passing football and having the majority of possession, while Bournemouth looked dangerous when they had the ball. In fact Bournemouth nearly took the lead when their centre forward was put clean through only to be thwarted by Chris Harris who dived and took the ball off his foot. Fleet’s attacks were broken up by a combination of good defending and poor finishing. As the half-time break approached it looked as though the game would be goalless, but a quick break down the right wing and a cross saw Malachi Thomas side foot the ball into the bottom corner for his first Fleet goal. Half-Time 1-0
The second half carried on in much the same style with Fleet passing the ball around well and as Bournemouth started to tire Fleet took advantage. The lead was doubled on 60 minutes when Malachi Thomas scored a second goal managing to put in his own rebound. 5 minutes later Jake Hammond scored his third goal in 3 games when he headed in an Aaron Redford cross from close range. Chris Harris was kept busy despite Fleet’s attacking threat, and he made a number of good saves from Bournemouth attacks. Fleet did however score a fourth when substitute Dan Bone’s cross was turned into his own net by a Bournemouth defender. An excellent win by Fleet and another 3 points to there league total.
Fleet: 1. Chris Harris, 2. Cavan Atkinson, 3. Tom Wensley, 4. Jack Howard, 5. Sam Williams (c), 6. Brad Passfield, 7. Malachi Thomas, 8. Billy Oram, 9. Aaron Redford, 10. Jake Hammond, 11. Taylor Watts
Subs: 12. Stuart Derry (3), 14. Dan Bone (9), 15. Jack Selby, 16. Josh Blaize-Carr (4)
Goals: Malachi Thomas (44), Malachi Thomas (60), Jake Hammond (65), Own Goal (75)
Man of Match: Malachi Thomas, honorable mention to Dan Brennan who despite being on the losing team was excellent at the centre of the Bournemouth defence.
Fleet’s next game of the season is Saturday 1st February 2020 when we play Shaftesbury away in the Sydenhams Wessex League. Kick Off is 3.00pm