With a blank Saturday for the team, it was left to other matches to take centre stage as far as Fleet supporters were concerned. Sutton’s 2-0 win at Chelmsford City confirmed them as champions, Daryl McMahon having conceded the title after last week’s defeat at Gander Green Lane. The club would like to congratulate Sutton on the title after their superb unbeaten run proved to be an unstoppable force in this season’s Vanarama National League South.
Results elsewhere meant Fleet will take second place regardless of what happens on the final Saturday of the season. Maidstone’s defeat at Whitehawk means they finish third, while the other two play-off places are still up for grabs.
Fleet will now play the fifth-placed team, with the first leg away on Wednesday, May 4th, kick-off 7.45pm. The second leg will be at Stonebridge Road on Sunday, May 8th, kick-off 4.00pm. The final takes place the following Saturday, May 14th.
Club still in the running for fourth and fifth place are Truro City, Hemel Hempstead Town, Whitehawk and Dartford. Truro play twice in midweek (including against Whitehawk) as they look to cement their position in fourth, while the Hemel match against Whitehawk next Saturday makes one of those favourites to pip Dartford.
And while the result won’t affect the table, Fleet’s final regular league game is at home to Eastbourne Borough on Saturday. Please come along to support the team as they look to gather momentum going into the play-offs.