Portland United 5 Fleet Town 0

After the excellent cup performance at Chesham United Fleet made changes to there side in the Wessex League Cup. Some of these changes were enforced by non-availability and some to give players minutes to push for first team places. There is not a great deal to be said about the game really. Portland was lovely in the sunshine, the journey was a pain and a number of players were late and the less that is said about the referee the better.

Fleet started well and moved the ball around well and creating opportunities to attack the Portland goal but fell behind to a header from a corner and then a breakaway from a Fleet corner. The highlight of the half being the composed play of 16 year old Left-back debutante Charlie Graves.

The second half was barely a minute old when Portland scored a third goal. Things started to go further wrong for Fleet when Portland scored two more goals. Fleet made three changes with Stu Derry playing target man up front and Kaine Macauley replacing Pasha on the wing. Kaine had the best moments left for Fleet with him hitting the bar and making a number of good runs. Sam Williams was sin-binned for saying something to the referee, who seemed on very friendly terms with the home team. Things got worse for Fleet when a scuffle after a late tackle from Jake Hammond resulted in Billy Oram getting red carded for appearing to do nothing more than getting punched in the face. The game then fizzled out with no more goals scored by either team. Not the best day ever for Fleet but we move onto the next game.

Fleet: 1. Aiden Upoward, 2. Ross Ewen, 3. Charlie Graves, 4. Jack Howard, 5. Sam Williams (c), 6. Cavan Atkinson, 7. Bradley Wilson, 8. Jake Hammond, 9. Taylor Watts, 10. Jack Selby, 11. Pasha Tayo-Walker

Subs: 12.  Stuart Derry (10), 14. Kaine Macauley (11), 15. Billy Oram (4)

Goals:

Man of Match: Charlie Graves

Attendance: 139

Fleet’s next game of the season is Tuesday 17th September when we play AFC Stoneham at home in the Hampshire Senior Cup 2nd Round. Kick Off is 7.45pm