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Long trip brings no reward for Overton
Fleetlands 2 Overton Utd 1.
Overton United joint manager Jamie Fewtrell said of Saturday’s match away at Fleetlands: “We ran out of time to get a draw which probably would have been a more fairer result.”
The 85 mile round trip brought nothing for their hard work and effort after starting well with some good movement going forward and the defence working hard when required.
Overton kept pushing but on three separate occasions the bar kept them from getting what they deserved.
Danny Houseman and Myles Englefield and a long range effort from James Jupp just would not go in as Overton created a bag full of chances but could not find the finishing touch in front of goal.
Just before the break Fleetlands hit Overton as James Jupp conceded a penalty against the run of play and Jake Alford put Fleetlands 1-0 up.
The second half did not start well and within seven minutes of the restart Overton were 2-0 as David Knight-Chandler scored but that seemed to galvanise the side. “We started to play a bit more football - we made a few changes by putting on Harry Rudge up front and Lee Cogan in midfield and this helped us to go searching for our first goal” added Fewtrell.
With 12 minutes left some good work from the midfield four created the chance and Dave Parry struck from close range to make it 2-1.
After that it was all Overton but again chances came and went but Fleetlands held on for the victory.