Fleet need to soar v Spitfires

The opportunity is there this weekend for the Fleet to make further upward movement in the Vanarama National League table if that elusive first home win can be claimed. With Chesterfield away at unbeaten Bromley plus Aldershot and Barrow set to take points from each other, the sides immediately above the Fleet could be dragged…

Shields set for season-long loan

Ebbsfleet United have agreed a deal to loan Sean Shields to Notts County for the rest of the season. Shields, 27, was one of the players made available for transfer at the end of last season by Garry Hill. He has played six games this season, five of them from the bench, with his penultimate…

We stood bigger and stronger

Garry Hill thought his under-fire side stood up to what in-form Dover threw at them in a derby match the manager enjoyed as his players responded to Saturday’s defeat. “We never crumbled when they equalised tonight,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “It meant we had  to stand bigger and stronger and we still…

Dover Athletic 1-1 Fleet

The third 1-1 draw at Crabble between these two sides in succession is likely to please Garry Hill more than his opposite number. Ayo Obileye’s first-half opener looked set to upset the form book until Will De Havilland headed the Whites’ reply in the second-half. In contrast to Dover’s unchanged side, there were five tweaks…

N’Gala departs the Fleet

Ebbsfleet United can confirm that Bondz N’Gala has left the club following his final appearance at home to Aldershot Town last Saturday. The 29-year-old central defender signed on a short-term basis in August and made three starts plus one appearance from the bench. Garry Hill has since filled a defensive role with the loan signing…

Letting the new lads off the leash

With four new signings added in the past 10 days, Garry Hill is determined to stamp out the errors that have plagued the Fleet’s start to the season. And Jordan Holmes, Tyler Cordner, Botti Biabi and Alex Reid could all have a good call to start together ahead of the visit to high-flying Dover Athletic…

Cordner in Fleet’s corner until January

The club have today signed AFC Bournemouth centre-back Tyler Cordner on loan until January. The 21-year-old was awarded his first professional contract by the Premier League club in 2017 and turned in a string of impressive performances on loan with Havant & Waterlooville last season. Formerly with Portsmouth before going on to play for Bournemouth’s…

Performance far below where it should be, says boss

Garry Hill felt Fleet supporters were let down following his side’s poor defeat to Aldershot Town and will bring the squad in for training tomorrow as a result. “I felt the supporters have been let down today and the management team,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “Even though we all work together, I…

Fleet 1-2 Aldershot Town

Had the Fleet approached the first 80 minutes as they did the last 10, this result might have been very different – but unfortunately the first 80 minutes made for very difficult viewing. Garry Hill will have his players in for training this Sunday, saying they didn’t earn a day off having not turned up…

Two new signings for the Fleet

Garry Hill has added two attacking players to his squad ahead of the 3.00pm kick-off v Aldershot Town. The first is Botti Biabi, a 23-year-old former Scotland U19 striker who played in the Scottish Championship with Falkirk after coming through Clydebank’s ranks. He was signed for a six-figure fee by Swansea City in 2015 and…