Club Statement – Managerial departure

Ebbsfleet United have today parted company with manager Garry Hill following Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat at home to Torquay United. The result left Fleet two points adrift at the bottom of the National League table and six from safety. Assistant manager Kevin Watson has been placed in charge of first-team affairs and will take charge of the…

Morgan’s in the middle

Ebbsfleet United have signed highly promising Charlton Athletic midfielder Albie Morgan on an initial one-month loan. The 19-year-old has already broken into the Addicks first team, making 18 appearances for Charlton in all competitions since last season, eight of them in League One and one earlier this campaign in the Championship. The Medway-born player, who…

Botti Biabi released

Botti Biabi has departed the club after being on non-contract terms at the Kuflink Stadium. The former Swansea City and Falkirk striker joined the club at the end of August on a short-term arrangement and he made five appearances from the bench, his debut coming against Aldershot Town. The club has very much appreciated the…

There’s too much charity in our defending, says gaffer

Garry Hill was critical of his side’s defending as Torquay hit four goals from six shots. The Gulls put the game out of reach within seven second-half minutes, exposing the soft underbelly that has seen Fleet concede too many times in the period after half-time. “There’s too much charity,” the manager told BBC Radio Kent’s…

Fleet 2-4 Torquay United

Hopes of more points at home remained just that as they were dashed by an exuberant Torquay side who conjured up two early goals in each half to render Fleet’s late rallies ultimately futile. Josh Umerah gave Fleet hope of a revival with a first-half goal but familiar frailties after the restart broke the back…

Blackman added to Fleet squad

Ebbsfleet United signed left-back Andre Blackman minutes before the registration deadline on Tuesday afternoon after the 28-year-old left Southend United. Blackman, who played a handful games for Celtic in the SPL in 2011, is a Londoner who came through the youth ranks at Arsenal, Tottenham and Portsmouth before signing professionally for Bristol City. He played…

Reids between the lines

Garry Hill recognised the thin dividing line between equalising and conceding in the second half at Harrogate Town and now has to hope the fine lines separate in Fleet’s favour over the next two home games. Much of that could depend on which one of the Reids is celebrating come full-time on Tuesday night, with…

Cards drawn in Cup

Ebbsfleet United will meet Woking in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup for the third time in 11 years. Garry Hill’s old side come to the Kuflink Stadium on 19th October just a month after the two clubs shared a 2-2 draw at Kingfield in the National League. We also played out…

The first goal’s key for us

Fleet’s on-loan defender Tyler Cordner believes his side must get that first goal in games as playing catch-up across 90 minutes is costing them dear. The AFC Bournemouth centre-back, who has played all seven games since signing in early September, made several crucial interceptions to halt Harrogate in their tracks, but the home side nonetheless…

Fleet must get something from home clashes

Garry Hill is under no illusions that his side need to add points in their two upcoming home games, following a pair of defeats on the road. “We’ve got two games at home and we know we’ve got to get something,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Mark German. “The results today only help if you…