Redhill 3 Fleet Town 2
Fleet weathered the early Redhill pressure before shocking the hosts by taking the lead when Billy Oram scored from the Penalty spot, after a foul on James Beauchamp, chances came and went for both sides but Fleet went into half time still leading 1-0.
The second half saw Redhill look more dangerous and it took an individual run and shot from Jack Knight to get the home side on the scoreboard after 49 mins. A few minutes later James Beauchamp go down in the box as he rounded the keeper but all Fleets’ appeals for another penalty fell on deaf ears and nothing was given. Just after Dan Bone and Brad Passfield were introduced Redhill took the lead when Friday’s new signing Brendan Murphy-McVey’s (from Sutton Common Rovers) free kick found its way to Tom Drinkwater to fire the ball past Hardcastle. With Fleet pushing for an equaliser it was James Beauchamp causing Redhill problems and again was brought down, this time just outside the box, for which the home keeper was only given a Yellow card. Redhill were holding on to their narrow advantage but another Murphy-McVey free kick into the box got a couple of touches before Knight had a shot blocked by Hardcastle but the loose ball fell for Drinkwater to score again on 85 mins to make the score 3-1. After a goal mouth scramble, Tom Wensley stabbed the ball home on 89 mins, to get the game back to 3-2 but with the game going into added moments, Fleet could not find a third and Redhill held on for the points. The results today see Redhill and next weeks opponents Beckenham Town close the gap at the top on Walton & Hersham and Jersey Bulls who both dropped points being held to 1-1 draws in their matches.
Fleet Town : 1 Roux Hardcastle, 2 Ellis McLean, 3 James Dinsdale, 4 Khalid Babikir, 5 Stuart Derry, 6 Tom Wensley, 7 Rowan Sharratt, 8 Kieran Ngale-Kelly, 9 James Beauchamp, 10 Billy Oram, 11 Shemar Pettet.
Subs 12 Alfie Neville (on for 11 – 80 mins), 14 Mack Very (on for 4 – 85 mins), 15 Matthew Pearse (on for 9 – 85 mins), 16 Dan Bone (on for 2 – 67 mins), 17 Brad Passfield (on for 3 – 67 mins).