Fleet lost to Westfield in the FA Cup preliminary round but fought back in their next match at Shortwood United
Fleet Town buried the ghost of their nightmare FA Cup defeat by Westfield at the weekend by gaining a hard-fought point on the road in midweek.
The Blues suffered a shock 1-0 home reverse to the Woking-based Combined Counties side on Saturday, thus missing out on a vital £1,925 purse.
But they hit back in style at Shortwood United on Tuesday night in the league and deservedly went in front on 70 minutes when Simba Mlamba finished neatly after good work by Rob Carr.
And they came mighty close to claiming their first away win of the season, only to be denied by James Baldwin’s equaliser two minutes from time.
Still, it capped a satisfying night for the Blues, who now await the visit of high-fliers Bridgwater Town on Saturday.
“Playing as we did tonight we showed we can match any of the big sides in our league,” said Craig Davis, whose side are still unbeaten in the league since the opening day of the season.
“I would have taken a point away beforehand but the way we played we deserved all three and to concede late on was a huge disappointment.”
The FA Cup defeat by Westfield came courtesy of Jack Williams' first-half strike, although Jack White should have levelled with a glorious chance late on.