Fleet 1-1 (8-9pens) Chippenham Town

Late equalisers and penalty kicks for the second Emirates FA Cup tie in succession had the Fleet tantalisingly close to the Fourth Qualifying Round – but the footballing gods had other outcomes in mind as Chippenham prevailed in an extraordinary 17-goal shootout. With the score at 4-4 at the end of the regulation five penalties,…

Match Rewind v Notts County, 2003

When the Notts County ball emerged from the FA Cup velvet bag immediately after ourselves in November 2003, Fleet fans could have been forgiven for feeling a little bit blasé about it. After all, with promotion to the Conference in the intervening time and having played the Magpies only three short years before, it didn’t…

Blasting into the O’s zone

If you were a Fleet fan in the Eighties or early Nineties, the FA Cup was pretty lean pickings. Appearances in the First Round proper had ended in 1980 after our capitulation at home to Isthmian League St Albans City and we’d spent the next 12 years failing to make it beyond the qualifying rounds….

Fleet’s FA Cup Final winners and losers

On what would have been FA Cup Final day, we look at some players who strutted their stuff on Stonebridge soil and also won on Wembley Way to gain FA Cup winners’ medals. Twice in three years in the early 1950s there were as many as four future Fleet players involved in FA Cup Finals…