Fleet boss Steve Brown praised the club’s fans for the “magnificent atmosphere” inside Stonebridge Road last night.
Brown said, “The fans were our 12th man last night. They got behind the team from the first whistle to the last and created a magnificent atmosphere that the players responded to. The fans never stopped singing all night and it was our second 1,700 attendance in five days.
“I hope that as many of them as possible go to Bromley for the second leg this Saturday as it is only half-time in the tie and we need them with us again. If we are able to keep this brilliant support going to the away game, we can perform again.”
The attendance of 1,693 surpassed the 1,538 who saw Fleet’s last play-off semi-final win over Chelmsford in 2011, when a 2-1 victory, combined with a 4-1 win in the first leg, took them to the final.