Whipping boys hit by ruthless Fleet TownBy Jon Couch
February 14, 2013
PLAYER/BOSS Craig Davis told of his relief and satisfaction as ruthless Fleet compounded the misery of whipping boys Woodford with a five-star show at Calthorpe Park.
Twenty-five matches without so much as a point, this was always likely to be a potential banana skin for the out-of-form Blues but any nerves were soon settled by early goals from Mark Watkins and Gavin Miller.
A penalty miss by Davis himself just before the interval kept Woodford hopes alive.
But three further goals in the second-half wrapped up the points for Fleet, with Miller again finding the net and 16-year-old substitute striker Jack White chipping in with two excellent finishes late on.
“That was an enjoyable afternoon,” Davis said after the game. “I’m proud of the lads’ performance. We scored five, but it could so easily have been 10. Today we showed we can turn advantage into goals, so we just need to keep that form going into the next game on Saturday.”
After Tuesday night’s scheduled visit of Ashford Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Davis now eyes Saturday’s home clash with Leighton Town – another side below Fleet in the table, who go into Saturday’s game on a run of seven straight league defeats.
FLEET: Pryce, Moore, Hutchings, Rumbold, Cox, Scott, B White, Davis, Miller, (J White 74. Watkins, (Vockins 79), Cadete, (Symons 76). Not used: Pilgrim, Staines.