Keeper copy Sam secures success

Jordan Holmes has selected Sam Needham from a very high-quality field of Fleet youngsters following this weekend’s competition to win a signed shirt. The Fleet goalkeeper invited youngsters to give it their best shot in impersonating him (complete with all his matchday additions including man-bun and hair band!) and he would face the tricky task…

Watch it ‘LIVE’! Our FA Trophy Final v Torquay United

It is 12 years to the day since some 40,000 fans descended on the then new national stadium at Wembley to watch Ebbsfleet United take on Torquay United. To celebrate the anniversary of our one and only appearance – and victory – at the famous venue, we’ll be streaming the entire match live from 2.45pm…

Win a signed shirt for best Jordan lookalike

Stay Home, Be Holmes. That’s the message this Bank Holiday weekend as Fleet goalkeeper Jordan Holmes is challenging young Fleet fans to dress up as him – and he’ll choose the best lookalike of himself to receive a signed shirt. Start off easy with gloves or Fleet kit and take it to the next level…

Fleet’s VE Day vets: Bill Edrich

On this the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, we remember just one of many veterans, a man who played at Stonebridge Road in the 1930s and who later won the Distinguished Flying Cross for bombing missions over Germany in the Second World War. Footballer, cricketer, decorated war veteran and – to top it off –…

Glorious May 7th!

There may be a good few years between successes but over the past 25 years or so, May 7th has provided three memorable games for Fleet fans at the business end of the season. Back in 1994 Fleet clinched the first league title for 19 years in front of 1,774 fans by beating Bury Town…

Seven departures on Fleet list

Ebbsfleet United can confirm that the club will not be renewing contracts of seven players when they expire this summer. As we all know, with the remaining matches cancelled, the Board of the National League are working to finalise whether play-offs will take place and how other “sporting outcomes” will be concluded. The club has…

Captain King calls time on career

Fleet skipper Jack King has announced his retirement from the game following the conclusion of the 2019/20 season. After 16 years in senior football and another six on the books of Oxford United and Swansea City as a youngster, the 34-year-old has called time on a career that has taken him from the Hellenic Premier…

Fleet boss on skipper retirement

Manager Kevin Watson has praised Jack King’s contribution to the Fleet dressing room after the captain announced his retirement following the conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign. Watson inherited the skipper’s leadership qualities on his appointment as caretaker and then permanent boss in October and he was full of plaudits for the former Preston and Stevenage…

The merry month of May

Following on from the first blank April of the club’s existence, we are now officially in the close season with the month of May these days reserved only for play-off participants. That wasn’t always the case, however, with league fixture schedules which routinely overlapped into early May for most of our 20th century seasons, with…

Season Review Part 9: March

It may have only produced two matches but March stood alone in the season with a 100% win return for the Fleet. Both victories arrived courtesy of Gozie Ugwu’s boot, both by 1-0 scorelines and both coincidentally away at clubs beginning with ‘H’. And visits to Hartlepool and Halifax were games that by any sort…