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Fleet back in the mire after 1-0 loss at Godalming Town

Fleet Town's slim hopes of avoiding relegation suffered another huge setback when they went down to local rivals Godalming while their fellow strugglers won

Fleet player-boss Craig Davis was frustrating after a best win of the season was followed by a derby defeat

Fleet Town's fight against relegation stalled again this week  – despite having picked up their best result of the season.

Craig Davis’ men ripped up the form book to blow away in-form Swindon Supermarine, a side who had won five of their previous six league games,  3-0 on March 22.

But they soon slipped back into the mire on Tuesday, March 25, when they went down by a single Jack Mazzone goal at Godalming – a result which leaves them six points adrift at the bottom.

 “We couldn’t have played any better tonight,” Davis said after the defeat. “We bossed 70 per cent plus of the game and a fluke goal in the first half ultimately cost us the game.

“We created plenty of chances, but their keeper kept them in it and we wound up losing a game we never should have done.”

 The key point in the game came just before the interval when a long floated cross from the left touchline by Mazzone evaded Fleet keeper Ryan Pryce and finished up in the top right hand corner of the net.

 Up to this point Fleet had been on top having narrowly failed to take the lead after Godalming keeper Zaki Oualah brought off an astonishing triple save to deny the efforts of Jack White, while also keeping out efforts from Alex Charlick and Jack French.

Godalming, however, had a chance to double their lead late on when Joe Gator was adjudged to have the ball on the line but Pryce made up for his earlier mis-judgment, by pushing away the resulting spot-kick from Jack Broome low to his right.

Davis’ men must now win at third-bottom Bishops Cleeve on Saturday, March 29, to stand any chance of avoiding finishing in the bottom two, before Didcot Town visit Calthorpe Park on Tuesday, April 1 (ko 7.45pm).

FLEET:  Pryce, Byres, Scott, Staines, (B Stanley 68), Gator, Rousell, C Stanley, (Charlick 60), Craig Davis, Jack White, French, Carr. Subs not used: Alan Davis, Martin.

 

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