Shutout pleases Fleet Town manager DavisBy Jon Couch
November 22, 2012
PLAYER/BOSS Craig Davis praised his resolute Fleet Town defence after a shutout at Leighton Town continued the club’s improved run of form.
“That was a very hard fought and decent point in the end,” the satisfied boss said after the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central clash.
“We were playing against a side which caused us a lot of problems last season. So I was pleased to come away with a point despite us not playing at our best.
“Second half they had a lot more of the game but again didn't really trouble us. We held firm and came away with a decent point.
"I’m chuffed to bits with the result and the development of the side, we are now much harder to beat.”
Defender Pat Cox went closest to breaking the deadlock at the other end for Fleet with a header from a corner, while Leighton’s 6ft 7in striker Leon Simpson twice tested stand-in Town keeper Brannon Daly and also struck the crossbar with a header.
Fleet travel to Rugby Town on Saturday (November 24) before hosting Overton Town in the first rond of the Basingstoke Senior Cup on Tuesday.
Fleet: Daly, Moore, Hutchings, Wilson, Cox, Davis, Watkins, (sub Scott, 54 mins), Ben White, Miller, (Jack White, 72), Vicente, Cadete. Subs; (not used); Pilgrim, Smalley, Egan.