Applications open for 2020 Academy trials

Applications are now open for trials at Ebbsfleet United’s Academy side for the 2020/21 season. Applications are welcome from players aged 16–18 years of age and currently studying in Years 11/12. If you feel that EUFC Academy is the place that you would like to continue developing both as a player and academically, then to…

Alex Reid returns to Stevenage

Ebbsfleet United can confirm that striker Alex Reid’s loan period has not been extended and, with the expiry of the original deal passed this weekend, he has returned to parent club Stevenage. Alex – who played in AFC Fylde’s play-offs and FA Trophy campaign last season – arrived in late August, making his debut as…

Numb Watson says that will never happen again

A clearly angry Kevin Watson pulled no punches after Fleet’s 7-0 defeat at Barrow, thanking the travelling supporters and believing they should be recompensed in some way while at the same time accusing his side of an unacceptable downing of tools. “As you can imagine it’s not a case of ‘well played and well done,…

Barrow 7-0 Fleet

The Fleet suffered their heaviest defeat for more than 27 years when Witney Town put seven past Gary Aldous’ side without reply in December 1992, writes Mark Halliday. Defeat here at Barrow might have been mitigated by an early sending-off for Jack King at the home of the league leaders, but as Kevin Watson stated…

Payne plays on through

Fleet boss Kevin Watson has secured the services of Crawley Town midfielder Josh Payne until the end of the 2019/20 season. Payne, whose existing loan deal was due to expire on Monday, will now stay at the Kuflink Stadium throughout the club’s fight for survival in the Vanarama National League. The 29-year-old midfielder joined the…

Fleet face January Bluebirds

The year may be new but the challenges don’t come any easier as Fleet’s first away trip of 2020 is their longest – and arguably toughest. Leaders Barrow await having lost just one league match in their last 18. Ian Evatt’s side may be the surprise package of the season but they’re taking top spot…

‘Bittersweet’ moment for Holmes’ Asian Cup call-up

Jordan Holmes swaps playing against Barrow for Bahrain as he targets qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – but the Fleet goalkeeper jets out frustrated at the nature of the deflected goal that beat him on New Year’s Day. “It was a bit unfortunate and really frustrating,” Holmes told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “I’ve…

Lovell and Watson on same page for recruitment

Kevin Watson had a brief introductory meeting with director of football Steve Lovell ahead of the New Year’s Day clash with Dagenham & Redbridge and the two men found common ground immediately about where the Fleet lacked the quality required. Speaking to BBC Radio Kent before the draw at home to Dagenham, Lovell said, “I’m…

As frustrated as I’ve been…

Kevin Watson echoed the home supporters’ exasperation at seeing a lead slip on New Year’s Day, underlining Fleet’s current inability to put chances away and poor decision-making as the main reasons for the team’s undoing. “It’s as frustrated as I’ve been,” the manager told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “We might as well have took…