Match Report: Colliers Wood 0-3 Fleet Town

Fleet Town made the trip up the A3 to South West London to play the bottom side Colliers Wood, who had been playing better than their results and league position would suggest.

After a steady opening few minutes, Fleet Town settled into the game and started to show their attacking expertise, another probing run by Mihail Marinescu, twelve minutes into the game, was only stopped when he was brought down in the penalty box. Mihail stood up and brushed himself down to step forward to take the kick himself, he made no mistake from the spot and confidently struck the penalty into the back of the net to give Fleet an early lead. Fleet had to wait until almost half time before extending their lead, it was Mihail Marinescu again running through into the box and he squeezed his shot past the keeper into the bottom right corner of the net to make it 2-0 after forty-five minutes.

The second half saw Fleet continue to attack and only strong defending from the home side was keeping Fleet at bay, but a moment of desperate defending after 58 minutes, saw the referee award another penalty to Fleet. The ball was given to Mihail Marinescu to give him the chance of completing his hat-trick, but this time the home keeper Toby McKimm chose the right way, but was only able to get his fingertips to the ball and push it against the post, as the ball stayed in play, Dan Bone was fastest to react and reached the ball first to smash it into the net and make it 3-0 to Fleet Town and kill the match off. From here Fleet were able to comfortably see the game out and pick up another three points and a clean sheet for Filip Chalupniczak, his second in three weeks.

This was the first of a string of away fixtures for Fleet Town, caused by previous postponements in this wet winter, their next games are away to Tadley Calleva on Thursday 4th, away to Spelthorne Sports on Saturday 6th, away to Champions Farnham Town, who have already secured top place and promotion on Tuesday 9th, away to Epsom & Ewell on Saturday 13th.


1 Filip Chalupniczak, 2 Brad Manning, 3 Bradley Pegg, 4 Argjend Ahmetaj, 5 Josh Nunes, 7 Fareed Hakeem-Habeeb, 10 Matt Surmon, 12 Joe Wotton, 14 Tommy Whitby, 17 Mihail Marinescu, 18 Jim Ward (C)


6 Ahmed Haidary (on for Surmon 68 mins), 8 Luke Phair (on for Ahmetaj 56 mins), 9 Dan Bone (on for Whitby at half-time), 11 Valentino Alanezi (on for Hakeem-Habeeb 60 mins), 16 Ed Scott (on for Wotton 73 mins)

Match report written by Harry Cannon.

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