News 2018

Maidstone: away supporters info

Saturday’s game at Maidstone United is not all-ticket and away supporters can pay on the gate on the day. Admission prices for the 2018/19 season are: Adults: £15.00; Concessions (65+/students with valid ID): £12.00; Youth (11 to 16 year olds): £7.00; Junior (Under 11): £2.00. Segregation will be in force and away fans will be admitted via the North End…

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“I was due one” says Magri on first goal

Sam Magri may have saved his debut goal for his 78th appearance in a Fleet shirt but the defender was adamant one was coming. He has twice come close in recent weeks, notably at Harrogate and then at Barrow, but registered on the scoresheet finally in the first half v Boreham Wood. “It was my first goal and I was…

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Seventh spot up for grabs, says Hendon

Assistant manager Ian Hendon’s refrain was a familiar one of “a game at a time” but he admitted that after six points from their last two games, Fleet are in the race for the final play-off spot. “I would look at [the play-offs] and say that the seventh place is up for grabs,” Hendon told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster.…

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RIP Michael Thalassitis

Everyone connected with Ebbsfleet United is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of our former striker Michael Thalassitis. Reports confirmed that the 26-year-old was found dead near his home in Essex. All at the club wish to express our deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of Michael, which include many of our past and current playing…

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Fleet 3-2 Boreham Wood

The Fleet record books will be pored over tonight to discover the last time three defenders found the back of the net as Jack King, Sam Magri and Chris Bush delivered the platform for Fleet to take the points against Boreham Wood. Six goals and six points in two games is perfect tonic for Garry Hill after his side’s previous…

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PREVIEW: Boreham Wood

With the suspension deadline for 10 yellow cards having passed – and a disciplined Ebou Adams having escaped it having played on the knife-edge of nine cautions for several weeks – Garry Hill can welcome back Dean Rance and Chris Bush as the Kuflink Stadium hosts Boreham Wood. It’s some rare breathing space for the Fleet boss who has had…

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U15s up next for cup final

Hot on the heels of our U13s lifting the silverware, our U15s are next up in a final – Sunday’s Kent County Cup Final to be precise. The Fleet lads take on Ashford United having seen off Westerham Wolves, Otford United Panthers, Sheppey United, Maidstone United and holders Bromley. As U14s last season, this Fleet side won their county cup…

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U13s triumph on penalties!

Ebbsfleet United U13s are the 2019 winners of the Gates Railings South East League Cup! The lads beat Welling United on penalties on Thursday night to lift the cup after the game ended 1-1 after extra-time. Played at Maidstone’s Gallagher Stadium, the Fleet’s U13’s opened the scoring in the first-half only to be pegged back within 15 minutes. There was…

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Strikers satisfy Hill’s home truths

Garry Hill told his front men some home truths ahead of Tuesday night’s win over Maidenhead United and he was delighted they responded with three goals to leave behind the recent run of blanks. “Over the last few games we haven’t created enough,” the Fleet boss told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “I got into them early before the game…

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Fleet 3-0 Maidenhead United

Goal-starved Fleet fans were treated to a virtuoso second-half performance as their side rattled in three goals against Maidenhead United to finally separate these two sides after three successive 1-1 draws. Gozie Ugwu, back for his second spell at the club, provided two assists for Michael Cheek and was unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet himself as Fleet kept…

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PREVIEW: Maidenhead United

Fleet may have had an unexpected bonus weekend to rest and recuperate following the postponement of the weekend fixture at FC Halifax Town but Garry Hill would hardly call it a rest after travelling all the way there and back across two days. “I was very, very disappointed,” he said. “I was aware there was a pitch inspection to be…

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Fleet boss hopes to rekindle Ugwu success

Garry Hill believes what he has seen of Gozie Ugwu in the past with Woking was reason enough to give the new signing an opportunity at the Kuflink Stadium to the end of this season. “He’s done well for me in the past,” Hill told eufc.co.uk. “It’s not quite happened for him after he left me from Woking. He got…

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Pathways to success: Academy trials

Ebbsfleet United’s Academy side is already turning attention to the 2019/20 season with a second round of trials announced for April and May for players aged 16–18 years of age and currently studying in Years 11/12. The club actively seeks to offer players a pathway to first-team senior football together with a full-time education, all under the watchful eye of…

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Supporters restaurant booking now for March games

Fleet’s supporters restaurant at the Kuflink Stadium is taking bookings now for our March fixtures. Hospitality spaces for this Saturday’s visit of Salford City are sold out but for those still wishing to experience matchday hospitality at the Kuflink Stadium, we are now taking bookings for our other home fixtures in March versus Maidenhead United (12th), Boreham Wood (16th) and title…

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MATCH OFF AT HALIFAX

Fleet’s away fixture at FC Halifax Town was called off at 1.50pm following a pitch inspection, the referee declaring a waterlogged pitch. The pitch had been given the OK in an earlier inspection but previous heavy rain meant the referee wasn’t entirely happy with the surface and made the decision as Fleet fans were arriving in Yorkshire. The game will…

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PREVIEW: FC Halifax Town

Fleet’s hard-pressed squad face another long journey north hoping to emulate their last visit to Yorkshire against a town beginning with ‘H’. That visit to Harrogate was the last time Garry Hill’s side found the net and with the scorer of the winner that day, Andy Drury, facing suspension the manager hasn’t been slow in recruiting a new face. Gozie…

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Garry’s a go for Gozie

Garry Hill’s persistence in the transfer market has paid off after he was this morning reunited with his former Woking striker Gozie Ugwu. Paperwork for the 25-year-old forward – who has scored almost 50 goals in the Football and National Leagues – was completed earlier today and he joins on loan from Chesterfield until the end of the season. It…

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Hill bemused by Drury red card

Garry Hill was on the pitch to appreciate his players’ efforts at the end of the game and was mystified as to why Durham referee Andrew Miller red-carded Andy Drury. “I was three yards from Andy Drury,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Ben Watts, “and basically the referee has turned round and said he’s sent him off for foul and…

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Fleet 0-1 Salford City

There have been a few narrow 1-0 defeats at the Kuflink Stadium this season and this was another one – though Ebbsfleet rarely threatened the visitors who shut up shop after getting their noses in front and looked largely comfortable throughout. Barebones Fleet posed few surprises in team selection, the returning Bagasan Graham replacing the suspended Chris Bush while Danny…

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