Fleet’s final flourish

The 125th Kent Senior Cup Final will see the club’s 13th appearance in it – and hopefully it won’t be an unlucky one. We have a 7-5 winning rate and must hope we extend it on what will be an historic occasion with the KCFA rightly proud of remembering 125 years of the competition. Paul…

The ups and downs of promotion

Now approaching the climax of nine months of football, the Fleet are in a promotion race once more – much more pleasant than last season’s (or any season’s!) relegation struggle. A look back at previous promotion campaigns in our 68-year existence offers us some encouragement as we seem to succeed in our attempts more often than…

Kent Senior Cup on the up!

The Kent Senior Cup celebrates its 125th year this season with the final being returned to Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham, for the first time in nearly 20 years. Tomorrow night, Fleet aim to secure their place by beating Whitstable Town at Stonebridge Road and set up what could be a potential re-run of the 1991 Priestfield…

Eight wins has Fleet poised on the brink of a club record

Club records don’t fall very often – Steve Portway broke the 45-year-old goalscoring record for the club during the 1990s and Jimmy Jackson managed to break the appearance record in the next decade – and on Saturday another long-standing record could go – but this time, if it happens, it will be a team record rather than…

Close encounters: Gloucester City

Photo: The Tigers  in April 1997, when they reached an FA Trophy semi-final and played the Fleet for the last time Gloucester City were once regular visitors to Stonebridge Road; in fact 54 games have been played between the teams – every one of them in the Southern League. But since our last meeting on 19…

Fleet at the final hurdle

For a 14th successive season, and the 34th time in all, Fleet face the final hurdle to the FA Cup competition proper. In the past it has brought plenty of success and plenty of failure in almost equal portions with a success rate of 17 wins to 16 defeats.  How many of these games do you…

FA Cup: how have Fleet fared at this stage before?

Fleet continue their march to the arch on Saturday and after the dust has settled on this round just 156 of the near 700 clubs who entered will still be standing – and some of those entries such as the Manchester giants, Chelsea and Arsenal are probably not even aware the competition has started yet! Fleet have…

Kick-off countdown: Fleet’s first day

The big kick off is almost here and there is no doubt we start our 68th season with quiet optimism and come next spring we will see if it was justified. Every team would prefer a home game to start the season and we have been fortunate with 40 home starts against 28 away. Success…

Our rivals this season

With the 2013-14 kick-off only a few days away, some of our rivals in the race to the Skrill Premier may not be familiar to everybody so here is an introduction of rivals old and new who we will be meeting this season. The figures in italics represent number of games against the Fleet /…