“The confidence is apparent”

Kevin Watson’s Fleet have lost just twice in 12 games following their latest outing, a Buildbase FA Trophy win at Enfield Town. And the boss is seeing real evidence that his side, having tightened up at the back, are playing the game with poise and confidence. “I’m not sure what that is, two defeats in…

Enfield Town 0-2 Fleet

Quickfire Fleet landed in the Second Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy as Alex Reid’s goal after 53 seconds sent them on their way. Gozie Ugwu added a second and Jordan Holmes saved a penalty as the visitors recorded a welcome clean sheet. Fleet made two changes, with Lawrie Wilson and Tomi Adeloye starting, Myles…

Trophy opposition “a decent team” warns Fleet boss

A new venue and a new opposition provide a change of scenery and competition as the Buildbase FA Trophy kicks off for the Fleet at Enfield’s QEII Stadium. The BetVictor Isthmian Premier side will be targeting this one as an opportunity to make a name for themselves by claiming a higher-division scalp but Kevin Watson…

Goddard return “like a new signing”

Fleet midfielder John Goddard is poised for a return to the first-team squad by Christmas and manager Kevin Watson is hoping the former Swindon Town man can help bring another dimension to his midfield. Goddard, who scored Fleet’s first goal of the season, played in the first eight games before an injury sustained in the…

We’ve come a long way under the gaffer, says Grimes

Jamie Grimes picked up plenty of man of the match votes as he returned from injury and then overcame illness to help Fleet to a point at Eastleigh. And the 28-year-old defender echoed his manager’s thoughts when he said the disappointment of a draw away from home shows the progress made by the Fleet squad….

Watson deflated but hails Fleet’s progress

Like anyone of a red persuasion at the Silverlake Stadium this afternoon, Fleet boss Kevin Watson was disappointed to come away with only a point this afternoon after his side saw two penalties missed, confessing that he “was lost for words”. But the manager, having overseen just one defeat in the last eight games, said…

Eastleigh 1-1 Fleet

It was a tale of two penalties on the south coast as Fleet earned a draw at Eastleigh – but unfortunately both of them were missed by the visitors who could and should have picked up all three points. Two second-half spot-kicks went begging as first Josh Umerah and then Frankie Sutherland saw their efforts…

December dawns in Eastleigh

Eastleigh might prefer to focus on their FA Cup replay but instead they seem to have become a major player in the relegation fight this week. In what has become something of a three-way tournament this past seven days, Fleet leapfrogged Wrexham in the table only for the Welsh side to reverse the process with…

Match sponsorship opportunities at festive games

Everybody looks forward to the crunch festive games either side of Christmas, with local rivalries and huge six-pointers the order of the day. The visits of Woking, Dover and Dagenham take us into 2020 and bumper crowds are coming to the Kuflink Stadium to get behind their teams. We have sponsorship packages available for our…