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Time for answers - Daish wants fans to flood forum

PUBLISHED: 11:45 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:28 23 August 2010

LIAM Daish is urging Fleet fans to turn out in force at the club s football forum with members of the Stonebridge Road top brass next Thursday, writes Charles Webster. Daish s rallying call came after his side suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Histon –

LIAM Daish is urging Fleet fans to turn out in force at the club's football forum with members of the Stonebridge Road top brass next Thursday, writes Charles Webster.

Daish's rallying call came after his side suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Histon - Danny Wright's second-half goal ending a three-game winning streak.

"Now is as good a time as any for a forum where the fans can put questions to me and the board," he said. "We'll get plenty of questions and the right people will be there to answer them.

"We will be able to spell out the club's current situation to the fans and find out just how much they want a full-time club in their community."

The forum, with Daish, chairman Duncan Holt and other members of the club's board, gets underway at 7:30pm at a venue to be confirmed on the club's website at: www.eufc.co.uk. The Fleet's bid to continue their recent upward surge away from the Blue Square Premier (BSP) relegation zone was hampered by the Histon result on Tuesday night.

It completed a BSP double over Ebbsfleet for the Cambridgeshire, who have never lost to the Fleet in the league.

"We had plenty of chances and the only thing that was missing was a goal," Daish continued. "We seem to lose to Histon by the odd goal. It was tight and it came down to which side defended the best.

"We haven't got time to lick our wounds as we have a massive game here against York on Saturday."

The Fleet may even have snatched a draw when Will Salmon was flattened in the penalty area late in the game, though the match official waved away the protests - much to the disappointment of Daish.

"I thought it was a stonewall penalty," he said. "Will's an honest lad and he said the defender had taken him out.

"It's things like that which go against you, but we had enough chances to win."

Victory over Histon would have been the perfect way for the Fleet boss to celebrate five rollercoaster years in charge at Stonebridge Road. And, while Daish admitted there had been "ups and downs", he was philosophical about his time at the helm in Northfleet.

"Any Conference job is a good grounding and it's been hard work," he added. "I have had to deal with name changes, a takeover, something like five chairmen, but it's all good fun."

Ebbsfleet: Cronin, Salmon, Crooks, Charles, Easton, Shakes (West 89) Holmes, Stavrinou (Ginty 82), Bailey, Vieira, Ashikodi. Subs not used: Heeroo, Pooley, Welsh. Att: 731.

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