Stephen Finn and Darren Tye coach Fleet Town Colts U16 Colts who play in the Surrey Primary League (Premier Elite Division). This coaching pair are in their 12th year with the team where the focus has always been to encourage the boys to play confidently, expressing themselves on the pitch with our 'pass and move' philosophy, building on the boys technical capabilities and teaching them the way we believe the game should be played (keeping the ball on the grass, building attacks from efficient distribution from the goalkeeper through defence/midfield). At U16 coaching is now moving to the more advanced aspects of the game, players movement with/without the ball, maintaining possession, players' decision making and communication. The team are the current holders of the Surrey Primary League Snr League Cup!
Fleet Town Youth Vs Widbrook United Youth U16 Tornadoes Score 5 – 5 at full time Fleet Town won 4-2 on penaltiesPosted on October 13, 2016Both sides started well with equal chances to open the scoring as Chris twice found himself in the box to have a go, the 2nd effort being the closest as his shot flashed across the face of goal. Then it was Widbrook who tested our defence as a bad pass allowed the striker in but his shot went just wide, then a second shot on target was well saved by Dan Mac in goal. But it was Fleet who pinched the opener, Dan H with a run into the box and his shot was only palmed by the keeper for Chris to tap home for 1-0. But within minutes the game was level at 1-1 as the ultra quick striker was in to find the far left corner. Fleet were then lucky not to go behind as confusion in the defence opened a gap for their striker but he fortunately hit the post. Fleet were now a little under the cosh as Widbrook closed down and worked harder than Fleet. They survived this spell and won a free kick on the edge of the box, Kai going just inches wide of the far post. Now it was Fleet who applied some pressure and it paid off, Danny with a classy finish from the edge of the box to the bottom left corner for a 2-1 lead. Half Time 2 v 1 Fleet came out very positive in the second half, both Jamie and Olly going very close. Dominating the game now and Fleet should of had a stonewall penalty, Mathew jinked into the box and just as he squared up to shoot he was clearly taken out from behind but the Ref was having none of it. With Fleet all over Widbrook, Myles put in a superb cross behind the defensive line to meet Mathew on the half volley but it went just the wrong side of the post. Fleet deservedly went further ahead as Dan H put in a fierce cross and it rebounded to Lewis and he almost punctured the net for 3-1. Not for the first time, Fleet couldn't put the game to bed and allowed their opponents back in. Under pressure for a long spell when all that was needed was putting their laces through the ball to clear but Fleet allowed a strike at goal and it was 3-2. Almost against the run of play, Fleet produced a quality move as Jamie threaded the ball through a crowded defence and Mathew slotted home for 4-2. But in typical cup tie fashion, Widbrook immediately closed the deficit to 4-3. The game was now on a knife edge as Widbrook twice flashed the ball across the face of goal. Then the most dramatic last 5 minutes unfolded as a scramble between Dan Mac, Maxim and their striker found him coming out with the ball to tap home for 4-4. A minute or two to go and Danny chased down a long ball forward to somehow finish from some distance in to the far right hand corner to lead 5-4. But it didn't end there... With literally the last kick of the ball, Widbrook made it 5-5 with a great shot from outside the box and send the tie in to penalties. Full Time 5-5 With 4 convincing spot kicks from Mathew, Danny, Ralph & Maxim, along with 2 superb saves from Dan Mac saw Fleet through 4-2 on penalties and in to the 3rd Round.
U15 Colts claim another trophyPosted on May 17, 2016Hot on the heels of their league cup success FTC U15 won again at Saturday's Sandhurst 5-a-side tournament. The boys won the 'Europa League' over the weekend beating Sandhurst Town in the final, 0-0 after full time and 1-0 on sudden death penalties!
Fleet Town Colts Triumph in U15’s Senior Cup FinalPosted on May 12, 2016Fleet Town Colts 1 v 0 Camberley Town Sitting at either end of the table, these two teams met for the third time after two very evenly contested 2-2 draws in the league. Whilst both sides are capable of playing some great football, the league doesn't lie over the duration of the season and Fleet must of been seen as the under dogs. And so the scene was set for a great Cup Final, it had everything. From the kick off, both sides enjoyed plenty of possession and created a few chances to take the lead but both keepers held firm. First major chance fell to Fleet as Danny and Mathew worked a few one two's in the left corner, Danny's cross was met by Dan H and as he span the defender his looping shot was well saved by the Camberley keeper. Camberley then started turning up the heat, a lot of their approach play was down the their left and Ben R was rapidly becoming our busiest player and he dealt with it well. Then from one such attack, Ben R was jockeying the man with the ball and then from what appeared to be an 'off the ball incident' close by in the box prompted the Ref to blow for a penalty. decision. So up stepped the lad in red and white to face Alex in goal. Cometh the moment, cometh the man, hit with pace down to Alex's left, you will not see a better penalty save than this. How he got down that quick to save with both hands and contain the ball in his arms, only he knows. From then on, you knew Alex was more than up for this game having spent a couple of months out injured. Camberley were now really growing in confidence, not allowing Fleet any time on the ball as they pressed every Fleet pass and were first to every second ball. Camberley were in full flow as Alex had to dash out quick twice in succession to clear the now rampant Camberley front line. With half time approaching, Fleet managed to steady the ship a little and became the more creative side but it was the final ball letting them down. Half Time 0 v 0 In to the second half and Fleet were guilty of some sloppy defending, the striker crept in but thankfully nestled his shot 'on' the roof of the net and not 'in' it. Ten minutes in and it was all Camberley as all Fleet offered was the occasional counter attack. In truth, Camberley should of taken the lead when a massive defensive blunder allowed the striker in but somehow he blasted wide. Fleet were getting very few chances to even test the keeper now, but one chance did go begging as Olly put Chris through in on the keeper but a bad last touch allowed the defender in with a last ditch block before Chris pulled the trigger. In another rare Fleet attack, Lewis won a free kick just on the edge of the box and we watched Kai send it agonizingly inches over the bar. There simply was no let up from Camberley now, they were coming at Fleet from all angles with corners, crosses and far to many senseless free kicks awarded outside the Fleet area. But every time, Alex was there to pluck the ball out the air or punch clear. Then with some quick thinking, he launched the ball down field and Fleet managed to force a corner. Kai to take and he sort of scuffed it a little which caught Camberley off guard, the ball flicked up off the first defender and looked like it was going out for another corner but Jamie reacted first to head the ball back across goal for Lewis to pounce and smash home putting Fleet 1-0 up and commit legal daylight robbery as Camberley looked stunned. he game exploded and it went from one end to the other as Lewis nearly doubled Fleet's lead but his bad touch allowed the keeper to collect. Alex was then bought in to action again as he saved point blank with a brave dash out to block a certain goal. With barely a minute left on the clock, a shot that looked destined for the top left was calmly collected out of the air by Alex. Full Time 1 v 0 A tense but thrilling game that saw Fleet ride their luck and did well to win, its true they weren't at their best but they defended resolutely for the entire game and Camberley made it tough for them throughout, so accolades to them. It was also no surprise when the SPL officials awarded Alex as their Man of the Match, you won't witness a better goalkeeping display at this age group.View older reports →