Goddard goes but expects better times ahead for the Fleet

Midfielder John Goddard’s departure from the club following the expiry of his contract has today been confirmed. The former Woking and Swindon Town player joined the Fleet this same week last July after leaving Aldershot Town and scored on his debut on the opening day of the season at home to FC Halifax Town. And…

God’s back in the squad

John Goddard returned to action after more than three frustrating months on the sidelines and he’s more than ready to contribute to the cause over the final 20 games of the season. “I’ve probably got 20-odd games now until the end of the season to try and contribute to get us out of this,” the…

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…

Injuries update

Kevin Watson is only expecting one of his injured foursome back in the very near future, with Alex Lawless having trained this week. Aswad Thomas and John Goddard are both sidelined by troublesome ankle injuries, with Goddard awaiting news about a possible operation, while Cody McDonald is still hard at work recovering from February’s ACL…

Fleet 1-4 FC Halifax Town

It’s been 14 years since the Shaymen won their only game at the Fleet and they did so on that occasion by three goals as well. This time, they took full advantage of Fleet’s self-inflicted nightmare opening spell and with 10 men for the best part of 80 minutes, the home side were always up…

Fleet 3-1 Brighton & HA U23s

Fleet made it through the summer without defeat as they hit three goals against Brighton’s U23s, almost mirroring the 3-0 win the last time the sides met six years ago. Gozie Ugwu was the chief tormentor as the home side created a number of chances for the striker and his header via a long kick…

Hill signs ex-Card Goddard

Garry Hill has added his second midfielder this week with the capture of his former Woking player of the year John Goddard. The 26-year-old is another with EFL experience having played for two seasons in Leagues One and Two with Swindon Town. Goddard played in midfield for the Fleet last Saturday as a trialist against…