PREVIEW: Salford City

Garry Hill may be down to bare bones but his message ahead of the visit of pre-season title favourites Salford City is clear: “Don’t panic!” Suspensions will leave the Fleet boss with roughly the same number of bodies as he had at Barrow last week, with Bagasan Graham back but Chris Bush out, and it’s…

Fleet boss thanks tremendous support

They might not have seen any goals in the 600-mile round trip from north Kent but Garry Hill hoped the travelling contingent returned from Barrow appreciative of their threadbare squad’s efforts. “The travelling supporters who have got up very early this morning and made a long journey… tremendous, tremendous support,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s…

Barrow 0-0 Fleet

It was back-to-back clean sheets for the Fleet and they shut out Barrow for the second time this season as both sides settled for a point at Holker Street this afternoon. Garry Hill’s side couldn’t quite recreate the late heroics from Harrogate seven days earlier, but they ground out this result despite naming just four…

Season over for McDonald in injury blow to Fleet

Cody McDonald’s scan in midweek has revealed a cruciate injury following a challenge during the first half of Tuesday night’s game against Hartlepool United, meaning the former Gillingham striker will not play again this season. The 32-year-old, Garry Hill’s first signing as Fleet boss in late November, is added to the long-term injury list just…

PREVIEW: Barrow

It’s Fleet’s longest away trip of the season this weekend and Garry Hill faces the uphill task of scoring points with a small squad still beset by suspension to Bagasan Graham and injury to Dave Winfield. The Fleet dominated for long periods of Tuesday night’s clash at home to Hartlepool United but ultimately didn’t create…

Ashmore the difference between one point and nothing

Fleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore came in for praise from his manager after a late save meant Fleet were the first side in 17 games to stop Hartlepool United scoring. “Nathan Ashmore’s made a very important save again,” Garry Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “Nathan Ashmore at the moment is playing very, very well….

Fleet 0-0 Hartlepool United

Corey Whitely

Ebbsfleet United were the first side to shut out Hartlepool’s strike force since early November – and indeed Pools have failed to score in four attempts against the Fleet now – but those stats aside, it was largely an evening of frustration at the Kuflink Stadium. A goalless draw was the right result based on…

PREVIEW: Hartlepool United

Fleet welcome Dean Rance back from suspension as Hartlepool United make the long trip to the Kuflink Stadium on a Tuesday evening following the recent postponement of the original fixture. Rance’s return helps ease the pressure on Garry Hill’s small squad, though with Saturday’s starting eleven getting through 85 minutes before the appearance of any…

Hill issues call for more goals from midfield

Three points and vindication of his team selection were just two reasons Garry Hill had to smile in sunny Yorkshire on Saturday but the Fleet boss was also delighted to see Andy Drury chalk one up for the midfield. “The front two were a handful today and it’s nice to see a midfield player score,”…

Harrogate Town 1-2 Fleet

After the disappointment of Sutton United’s late winner on their last away trip, Fleet were ecstatic to turn the tables as Andy Drury’s last-gasp contribution gave his side all three points on this first visit to the CNG Stadium. Michael Cheek had given the Fleet an early lead only to be pegged back by a…