Portland United 1 Fleet Town 2

On a windy day on the Portland rock a much changed Fleet side came away with a well deserved 3 points. Injuries from Tuesday night and unavailability due to work meant Fleet made 4 changes. Harry Nash returned in goal.

The first half was a very even affair with both sides trying to play the ball about and both goalkeepers making good saves. Charlie Graves was injured after 30 minutes with Angus Youngson coming on for his seasons debut. Neither side could break the deadlock through the first half and Fleet prepared to play the second half with the wind at their backs. Half-Time 0-0

Fleet came out pressing Portland at the start of the second half and made a number of chances that could have given them the lead. Harry Nash had to be on his mettle to save anything that came back his way. Fleet took a deserved lead when Leo Decarbo placed a free kick beyond the Portland goalkeeper. Fleet needed to keep the lead in tact for as long as possible to help gain 3 points. They were not helped in this when Fleet centre back was sin binned. Portland eventually got their equaliser with a back post finish. The game then looked as though it was meandering towards a draw, but Leo Decarbo had different ideas. In the second minute of injury time he received the ball in the Portland penalty box, turned the defender and drilled the ball into the net. A great away 3 points for Fleet on the longest journey they have. Full-Time 1-2

Fleet: 1. Harry Nash, 2. Stephane Akmet, 3. Charlie Graves, 4. Khalid Babikir, 5. Stuart Derry, 6. Tom Wensley, 7. Rowan Sharratt, 8. Leo Decarbo, 9. Matty Pearse, 10. Billy Oram, 11. Mal Thomas

Subs: 12. Yassa Arafat (2), 13. Ryan Bone, 14. Jack Dansie (10), 15. Angus Youngson (3)

Goal: Leo Decarbo (55), Leo Decarbo (90+2)

Man of Match:   Leo Decarbo

Attendance: 83