Hall at the double as AFC sink the Fleet

AFC Dunstable's Jermaine Hall
AFC Dunstable's Jermaine Hall

Southern League Division One Central: Fleet Town 1 AFC Dunstable 4

AFC Dunstable kept up their play-off push with an excellent win at in-form Fleet Town on Saturday.

The visitors were without the services of Nathan Frater and Adiel Mannion, so Tom Silford was recalled from London Colney to take his place on the bench, where he was joined by Brandon Carney.

Steve Heath’s side got off to the perfect start as Newman Carney’s pinpoint free kick was headed home by Jermaine Hall.

BJ Christie’s effort was easily cleared, before on 26 minutes, Hall bagged his 26th league goal of the season, smashing a 20-yard volley from Leon Cashman’s flick into the net.

Ben Toye had a long range attempt for the hosts, but despite not threatening, went into the break just one goal behind as Courtney Massay lost possession and Danil Cadette crossed for Toye to fire home.

In the second period, Fleet started brightly, as James Scott headed off target.

However, AFC had their third just after the hour mark, as Craig Davis was caught in possession by Christie, who strode clear of the Fleet defenders and although his first attempt was partially saved by Ryan Pryce, the striker reacted first to put away the rebound.

With 20 minutes to go it was 4-1 as Scott was robbed by James Bishop, who outpaced the home defence to finish coolly.

With Hall still looking to take home the match ball, he came within inches late on, sending a 20-yard chip against the crossbar.

The result sees AFC remain fifth in the table, five points above Kempston, as they host Hanwell this weekend.

Boss Heath said: “Fleet got a great result last Saturday beating Northwood 7-0, so it shows what a fine win this was.”

AFC: Malone, Massay, Murphy, Griffiths, Morgan, Olaleye (Humbert 71), Cashman, N Carney, Christie (Silford 73), Bishop (Byron 79), Hall.

Sub not used. B Carney.

Attendance 89.