Season Review Part 9: March

It may have only produced two matches but March stood alone in the season with a 100% win return for the Fleet. Both victories arrived courtesy of Gozie Ugwu’s boot, both by 1-0 scorelines and both coincidentally away at clubs beginning with ‘H’. And visits to Hartlepool and Halifax were games that by any sort…

Season Review Part 8: February

Like every month in 2019/20, February came with its fair share of pain but enough pleasure to keep the Fleet’s fight going into the final months (or as it turned out, month – singular) of the season. Much-improved Sutton United came to the Kuflink Stadium on the first day of February having escaped with a…

Season Review Part 7: January

If December’s two points put Fleet’s hold on National League status in jeopardy then the start of January did little to aid that cause – which made the side’s huge efforts thereafter all the more impressive. The rematch against Dagenham & Redbridge to start the new year and decade was almost a carbon copy of…

Season Review Part 6: December

Despite a couple of setbacks in November, the month had ended on a high with the home win over Wrexham and the battle for survival not at all insurmountable given the relatively small points gap amongst the bottom clubs. A visit to Eastleigh was first up on Fleet’s Advent calendar with the Spitfires looking to…

Season Review Part 5: November

The onset of November might usually be a time for hunkering down for four months of winter misery but as October made way, Fleet fans were feeling at their most upbeat since the season kicked-off. Three wins in succession at the end of the previous month and a squad that was beginning to settle with…

Season Review Part 4: October

If there’d been a topical song at the Kuflink Stadium in October then it would have been David Bowie’s Changes such were the modifications around the club during the month. And it all started within the first four days of October. The first alert that change was in the air came with the season-long loan…

Season Review Part 3: September

It was Month #2 of the new season and already the reality was sinking in for management, players and fans alike with the defeat at home to Aldershot Town meaning the squad were ordered in for Sunday training as September dawned. With a far-from-settled squad, Garry Hill continued in his efforts to strengthen and Bondz…

Season Review Part 2: August

Not that skipper Jack King needed any kind of redemption after his 8th-minute sending-off against FC Halifax Town on the opening day of the season – but the fact the 34-year-old defender was named man-of-the-match against the same opposition on what turned out to be the last day of the season encapsulated exactly the Fleet’s…

Season Review Part 1: The summer

A summer of immense change at the club lay ahead once 2018/19 had been put to bed, Fleet having made a titanic effort to gatecrash the play-offs for a second season running but coming up just short following an indifferent final month to the season. The squad retention, as expected given the announcements about financial…