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Fleet boss praises players commitment and hard work

Craig Davis commends players' workrate and commitment after clinching one point in a 2-2 draw to Stratford Town

Craig Davis

Player-boss Craig Davis reckons his resurgent Fleet Town have what it takes to continue their impressive charge towards safety.

Davis’ side battled to a hard-fought 2-2 draw at in-form Stratford Town on Saturday (March 1) – even though they squandered a 2-0 half-time lead.

Still, it’s a result which gives fighting Fleet seven points from a possible nine ahead of a home double-header this week with Taunton Town making the trip to Calthorpe Park on Saturday (March 8) followed by leaders Merthyr Town on Tuesday night (March 11).

“It was another great performance against the league’s in-form side who had scored 21 goals in winning its last five games,” Davis said.

“It was a hard-earned and well-deserved point, won off the bat of the team’s high workrate and commitment. We just have to carry that on over the coming weeks.”

Ben White deservedly fired Fleet in front on 37 minutes with a 15-yard effort and then doubled his tally just before the break after Pat Cox had nodded down Alex Charlick’s fine cross from the left.

Stratford responded by making a triple substitution and it worked a treat with one of the subs, Mason Rowley, halving the deficit on 70 minutes from a corner before Chris Sterling levelled four minutes later.

Fleet, though, might have stolen the points late on with Jack French going close with one great chance and left-back Aaron Blaxall rattling the crossbar with another.

Fleet:  Pryce, Scott, Blaxall, B White, Gator, Rousell, Charlick, (J White 81), Davis, Carr, (Carter 65), Cox, (Staines 90), French. Subs: C Stanley; B Stanley.

 
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