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Fleet Town continue promising run with FA Cup win

Fleet Town continued their promising start to the new season by easing through to the first qualifying round of the FA Cup, earning a tie with first-timers Knaphill

Jack White's two goals handed Fleet Town a safe passage through to the first qualifying round of the FA Cup

Two goals from striker Jack White earned Fleet Town a safe passage into the first qualifying round of the FA Cup after overcoming Camberley Town’s conquerors Cheltenham Saracens.

The 18 year-old frontman struck first in the 19th minute after the Hellenic League hosts side had cancelled out a 13th-minute opener from his big brother Ben.

And young Jack then provided his side with a two-goal cushion 10 minutes into the second half which Craig Davis’ Blues were able to defend comfortably to earn a tricky tie at Combined Counties Leaguers Knaphill.

“The lads responded well against a tough physical side, who made it difficult for us,” a delighted Davis said. “But we showed our quality with three excellent goals and that was enough,”

Player-boss Davis came back into the side following a spell with injury, joining new signing Mark Watkins, who returned to the club from Godalming Town in midweek.

And his side were well worthy of their early lead, a cross from Stanley on the right was missed by keeper Tom Lennox and Ben White drove the loose ball home.

Sam McKeon then levelled for the hosts but parity was only short-lived, however, when great work on the left by Simba Mlambo found Jack White, who volleyed in at the second attempt from a very tight angle.

Watkins then could have sealed the tie after twice cleverly breaking through his marker, but each time just missing the target but it was left to Jack White to seal the tie, volleying in a knock down from Dan Rousell from a pass from Davis.

Fleet are back in league action this Saturday when they entertain Swindon Supermarine before Davis’ men hit the road again on Wednesday night when they head south to take on FA Vase winners Sholing.

Fleet: Pryce, B Stanley, Davies, Byres, Rousell, Davis, Craig Stanley, (Carter 75), B White, J White, (Callum Stanley, 84), Watkins, (Smith 75), Mlambo. Subs: Westbrook, Martin.

 
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