News 2011

Club thanks fans for Boxing Day donations

Ebbsfleet United director Jessica McQueen has praised supporters for their response to recent news of budget shortfalls. Bucket collections and other donations raised £2,060.87 while sign-ups to the Best Loosers competition also boosted the Fleet push towards the winning line of that competition on January 5. She commented, “I cannot thank everyone enough for the amazing effort that many of…

EUFC Statement: where we’re at and what we need

Ebbsfleet United director Jessica McQueen has issued the following club statement: ——- I’d like to share with you some views from another club’s programme notes, which are sure to get any fan hot under the collar: “We regrettably have to report that gate receipts for matches have generally fallen well below budget and this is something that cannot continue if…

Fleet line up Chester home tie in Trophy

Ebbsfleet United’s reward for their 5-2 defeat of Truro City was a home tie in the FA Trophy Second Round – against old foes Chester. The match will take place on Saturday, January 14. First out of the hat, the Fleet have previously enjoyed knockout success against Chester in 2003 when a Justin Skinner penalty was enough for a 1-0…

Mullingar to Northfleet: Damien travels to see the Fleet

Fleet fan Damien McCormack, from Mullingar in the heart of Ireland, documents his longer-than-average journey (almost 1,500 miles to be precise) to take in Fleet’s game v Darlington last week… “It’s 5 am. It’s November 19th 2011. It’s dark outside in Mullingar, Ireland. My alarm has just awoken me. Its time. I’ve waited 2 months for this. Passport, check…. Driving…

Fleet 6, Chatham Town 1

  The Fleet progressed through to the quarter finals of the Kent Senior Cup on Tuesday evening with a 6-1 victory over Chatham Town at Stonebridge Road. There were no fewer than five first team debutants for this tie as Connor Morris and Reece Lyons were in the starting line up. Che Masroh-McDowell also started and all three substitutes were…

Stav and Williams out on loan

Ebbsfleet United have allowed two players out on loan today. With first team opportunities currently limited, former Charlton midfielder Alex Stavrinou has joined Lewes for a two-month spell while Adam Williams, a product of the Fleet?s youth system, joins Kent League Premier Division Erith Town for one month. Both players signed in the summer, Stavrinou for a second spell after…

Fleet frenzy at international level

Ricky Shakes continued to make his mark on world football as he scored the opening goal in Guyana’s World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago. The win puts the ‘Golden Jaguars’ into the third round of qualification for the first time in their history. Shakes netted on 10 minutes against the country he previously turned out for, volleying home an…

Fleet car park gets development plan

Gravesham Borough Council has granted planning permission for building work to commence on the area around the Fleet car park. Local company and club supporter Sian Formwork submitted a planning application to the council to enable it to build office accomodation, skip parking places, vehicle parking places and a car parking area. Their area will be fenced in and although…

Palace’s Pinney is signing number two of the day

Hot on the heels of Neil Barrett’s arrival, Liam Daish has secured the services of 20-year-old Crystal Palace striker Nathaniel Pinney on loan, initially for one month. Pinney began life as a Fisher youth player before moving to Palace and he is no stranger to first-team action, having enjoyed loan spells at Woking, Dagenham & Redbridge and Braintree Town. The…

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