Match Report: Fleet Town 5-0 Frimley Green

Fleet Town powered through to the Quarter Finals of the Aldershot Senior Cup, when they outplayed Wessex League Division One side Frimley Green on a cold Tuesday night at The Mustard Seed Stadium.

With some players not 100% fit, after picking up knocks in recent games, Fleet rested some of their recent starters to give more minutes to fringe players and to see how some recent signings would fit into the team set up in match play situations.

A strong opening spell from Fleet Town, saw them create several good openings as they tried to impose themselves on the game, but only converted one of these, when a pin point ball from Will McDonald picked out Connor Young in the box and he was able to steer the ball wide of the visiting keeper into the corner of the net to put Fleet ahead on 4 minutes. Fleet looked solid at the back, with the returning Momodou Jallow and Youth team player Edward Scott dealing with most threats, though Frimley Green managed some attacks, without looking dangerous, mostly just providing William Lacey with catching practise in the Fleet goal.  Just past the half hour mark, Fleet were forced into an early change when Will McDonald had to leave the action following a heavy tackle, being replaced by the versatile Fareed Hakeem-Habeed. Within a couple of minutes of coming on it was Fareed cutting in from the right that found the space in front of him to shoot from just inside the box and find the net to double Fleet’s advantage, which they held until half time, going into the break 2-0 ahead.

Fleet came out for the second half looking to build on their advantage and score more goals, but the first shot in anger came from Frimley Green forcing William Lacey into a save, he was able to get his arms up and palm the ball past the post for a corner to the visitors, which was easily cleared. On 52 minutes a ball played over the top picked out Dan Bone on the left, as the ball bounced in front of him he volleyed it into the roof of the net for Fleet’s third goal of the night. Only six minutes later Fleet scored again, a deep corner from T.J. Taylor was met at the far post by 16 year old Eddie Scott to score and make it 4-0. From the time Fleet brought new signing Jubril Hassan on from the bench, any lingering worries of a Frimley Green comeback evaporated, Jubril turned on the style all over the pitch, it was not long before he had his first shot of the match, but it was saved by the visitors keeper. Then Momodou Jallow ran forward with the ball he played in Jubril Hassan for another shot, which was saved. With a quarter of an hour left Fleet also brought on Matty Pearse and almost immediately he was in the action up front with a shot, which went wide of the goal. After 80 minutes Jubril Hassan collected the ball in his own half and powered forward, evading several tackles, he took the ball into the box, despite the close attention of the whole Frimley defence he kept the ball and as he was preparing to shoot was brought down, Jubril too the penalty kick himself, with the Frimley keeper rooted flat footed on the line, Jubril thundered the ball past him into the net to make the score 5-0. Fleet probably should have scored more, a super late chance was set up by Momodou Jallow, he drove forward on the left to the by-line before crossing the ball to Matty Pearse, with the goal begging he messed up his touch and skewed the ball wide and Fleet had to settle for the 5-0 win.


1 Will Lacey, 2 Momodou Jallow, 3 TJ Taylor, 4 James Gorman, 5 Eddie Scott, 6 Josh Nunes, 8 Naz Miah, 9 Dan Bone, 10 Connor Young, 11 Will McDonald, 17 Mihail Marinescu


12 Fareed Hakeem-Habeeb (on for McDonald 32 mins), 14 Matt Pearse (on for Miah 74 mins), 15 Dan Blake (on for Young 74 mins), 16 Malcolm Dixon (on for Marinescu 55 mins), 18 Jubril Hassan (on for Bone 58 mins)

Fleet Town return to action on Saturday with a home game against Sheerwater in the league at the Mustard Seed Stadium (3:00 PM KO).

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