Ten-man Fleet promoted after comeback win!

Ebbsfleet United will begin 2017/18 in the top flight of non-league football for the fourth time after a tremendous comeback with 10 men in a dramatic promotion final at Stonebridge Road. Jubilant Fleet fans invaded the pitch having seen two defeats on home soil in recent years and this one looked to be heading that way until Dave…

Fleet 2-1 Hampton & RB (agg: 4-2)

Fleet won a play-off semi-final second leg for the first time since the same result in 2011 en route to promotion – and the opponents then, Chelmsford City, will provide the challengers at Stonebridge Road next Saturday in the 2016/17 promotion final. A first-half goal this afternoon looked to have booked Fleet’s place in the…

Hampton & RB 1-2 Fleet

The Fleet maintained their 100% first-leg record with their fourth win at this stage of the play-offs, a hard-fought advantage to go into Sunday’s decider. Two first-half goals kept the home side at bay, despite the Fleet gifting Hampton a way back into the game on the stroke of half-time – but any advantage from…

Fleet 1-0 Oxford City

Fleet did the job they were asked to do and they did it early but there were no miracles from Margate as Maidenhead United secured the three points they needed to clinch the National League South title. The win over Oxford City gave the club the second highest points total in its history with 96…

Maidenhead United 1-2 Fleet

And so the title race, gloriously, dramatically and unexpectedly, goes to the final week of the season. So little separates the only two teams to ever get 90+ points in this division in the same season that Maidenhead – the only side to beat Fleet at home in 2016/17 – saw their own unbeaten home record ended…

Margate 0-1 Fleet

Bradley Bubb’s second-minute strike took Fleet to 90 points for the first time since the Ryman League title-winning season of 2001/02 and maintained the unbeaten run of 2017 – but Maidenhead’s win at Truro means Daryl McMahon’s side must gain three points there next week to push the title race into the final week. On a…

Fleet 4-1 Eastbourne Borough

Eastbourne have now failed to beat the Fleet in 17 attempts but for an hour of this match, they looked like they might just spoil the Community Day party at Stonebridge Road before the home side upped the tempo in the second half. As with last year’s Community Day, Fleet had to come from behind…

Truro City 1-1 Fleet

Sam Deering’s second-half equaliser replicated the score from Treyew Road of last season but the single point saw Fleet slip a further two behind Maidenhead United at the top of the table. Fleet, who were denied by the woodwork, some last-gasp defending and heroic goalkeeping, must now hope to gain maximum points from Easter’s double-header…

Fleet 5-1 Welling United

Having scored 20 goals in March, Fleet are already a quarter of the way to that total on the first day of April. Once again it was a true team effort with four different scorers and Fleet coming back from the setback of an early Welling goal. Daryl McMahon made one change, bringing Jack Powell…

Hampton & Richmond B. 1-1 Fleet

Bradley Bubb’s 11th league goal of the season kept Fleet in the hunt and the title in our own hands as his 90th minute strike earned the visitors a point against 10-man Hampton & Richmond Borough. Fleet’s chance appeared to have gone when Danny Kedwell saw his penalty well saved by goalkeeper Sam Howes but…