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MATCH OFF AT HALIFAX

MATCH OFF AT HALIFAX

Fleet’s away fixture at FC Halifax Town was called off at 1.50pm following a pitch inspection, the referee declaring a waterlogged pitch. The pitch had been given the OK in an earlier inspection but previous heavy rain meant the referee wasn’t entirely happy with the surface and made the decision as Fleet fans were arriving in Yorkshire. The game will…

PREVIEW: FC Halifax Town

PREVIEW: FC Halifax Town

Fleet’s hard-pressed squad face another long journey north hoping to emulate their last visit to Yorkshire against a town beginning with ‘H’. That visit to Harrogate was the last time Garry Hill’s side found the net and with the scorer of the winner that day, Andy Drury, facing suspension the manager hasn’t been slow in recruiting a new face. Gozie…

The big dog bites back

The big dog bites back

Chris Bush notched his second goal of the season in some style this afternoon with a free-kick that left FC Halifax goalkeeper Sam Johnson a reluctant admirer – and the Fleet defender scotched rumours that Myles Weston let him take it. “Westy will [take credit] but really and truly he knows he was never going to take it,” Bush told…

Hill: “Everyone’s gone home happy…”

Hill: “Everyone’s gone home happy…”

He got his first win and first goals under his belt as Fleet manager but Garry Hill was happier for the players and supporters as his side saw off FC Halifax Town. “I’m pleased for the players,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “It’s them who have gone out on the park and the supporters who’ve paid their money…

Fleet 4-0 FC Halifax Town

Fleet 4-0 FC Halifax Town

If the lack of goals under Garry Hill was becoming any sort of weight on the new manager’s shoulders, it was well and truly lifted in a dominant Fleet display as they brushed aside FC Halifax Town at the Kuflink Stadium. It was Fleet’s seventh win in eight home games over Halifax and equalled the 4-0 best-ever result against them…

PREVIEW: FC Halifax Town

PREVIEW: FC Halifax Town

Two sides with contrasting FA Cup fortunes meet at the Kuflink Stadium this weekend, with FC Halifax Town having beaten League Two opposition on Tuesday night while the Fleet saw their own hopes dashed. The visitors will need to be mindful about concentrating on run-of-the-mill fixtures with a TV date in the offing v AFC Wimbledon but for the Fleet,…

Macca’s massive three points

Macca’s massive three points

Daryl McMahon praised a “massive three points” at a “difficult place” and one where two of his predecessors had never won before as Fleet put their January troubles well and truly behind them. The manager was particularly pleased with his side’s defensive strength and the second-half performance to come from behind to win. “The second-half performance in particular was terrific…

FC Halifax Town 1-2 Fleet

FC Halifax Town 1-2 Fleet

Fleet came from behind to record their first ever win at The MBi Shay with Corey Whitely’s debut goal and Luke Coulson’s second in as many games handing the visitors all three points in West Yorkshire. Just as a win over FC Halifax at the Kuflink Stadium was Fleet’s first back-to-back success of the season, so this was the first…

Fleet look to shatter Shay away day hoodoo

Fleet look to shatter Shay away day hoodoo

When Fleet last met FC Halifax Town, a 2-0 home win earned Daryl McMahon’s side their first back-to-back wins of the season. Now any second victory over the Shaymen would produce 2018’s first successive wins – but the visitors will have to do what no other Fleet side has done and that’s to win in West Yorkshire. Five defeats and…

McMahon cherishes a win over in-form side

McMahon cherishes a win over in-form side

Daryl McMahon knew his players had to be right on their game against an opposition who had top spot in their sights at start of play on Saturday and he thought his side grew into the game after a steady start. “It was a bit tit-for-tat for both teams but they had the opportunity from the edge of the box,…

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