Fleet’s FA Cup Final winners and losers

On what would have been FA Cup Final day, we look at some players who strutted their stuff on Stonebridge soil and also won on Wembley Way to gain FA Cup winners’ medals. Twice in three years in the early 1950s there were as many as four future Fleet players involved in FA Cup Finals…

Screentime for Shots semis

Ebbsfleet United FCtv have added semi-final footage from the 2008 FA Trophy Road to Wembley to the club YouTube Channel. This morning the first leg at Stonebridge Road is available, including post-match interview with two-penalty hero Chris McPhee, who sent the home side into a swift 2-0 lead with Paul McCarthy’s instant response to champions…

Trophy quarter-final footage added

Continuing to work our way through restoring the video archives on the club’s YouTube account, today we have added the tight encounter against Burton Albion on our road to Wembley in 2008. The quarter-final replay was played in February 2008 and the tie proved to be one where defences were very much on top. Fleet…

Mid-May club update

In keeping with our communication to you all during the lockdown period we would like to continue to provide you with as much information as we can from around the club and the latest on progress towards a League outcome. The past few weeks have been difficult; however that is the case for the majority…

Club statement: Kevin Watson

Ebbsfleet United FC can today confirm that manager Kevin Watson will depart the club on expiration of his contract at the end of May. Kevin joined the club as assistant to Garry Hill in October 2019, taking control as interim manager after two matches on Hill’s departure. Three wins and two draws from six matches…

Green investment on Fleet pitch

It’s not all inactivity in the world of football at the moment as the pitch renovation work ongoing at the Kuflink Stadium this week proves. Since our last home game on the final day of February versus Stockport County, the Fleet playing surface was treated and has enjoyed seven or eight weeks of excellent root…

From the video archive: Fleet’s open-top triumph

Now added to our YouTube channel is the video of the Fleet squad’s parade through Northfleet and Gravesend with the FA Trophy on this day, 12 years ago. It includes interviews with manager Liam Daish, assistant Alan Kimble, defender Sacha Opinel and club secretary Roly Edwards recalling the squad’s invitation to the Civic Centre and…

Fleet’s first promotion final: nine years ago today

After the dejection felt in the summer of 2010 after the club’s seven-year spell in the Conference came to an end, the Fleet were faced with a complete rebuilding job. Few credited the new side with an immediate return to the Blue Sq Premier as it was then known but a year on, that prospect…

Hotshot Hawkins

On this day 71 years ago, Fleet stepped out to play a final in front of what would be the biggest crowd the club had ever experienced – a record that lasted another 14 years until eclipsed by the almost 30,000 who watched us face Sunderland at Roker Park in 1963. That record was, of…

Promotion Final recollection

Today was, of course, the third anniversary of our promotion via the play-offs and the final victory over Chelmsford City. We collected together some images and video around that game for a lookback on our YouTube channel (video below). Don’t forget to subscribe to the club YouTube channel as we have some archived games to…