Braintree Town 0-3 Fleet

It’s four years since Fleet last won an opening-day game and kept a clean sheet – 4-0 v Poole Town – and we all know what happened that season! There’ll be nobody getting ahead of themselves in the Ebbsfleet camp at this early stage but this was a convincing win nonetheless by Dennis Kutrieb’s men,…

Encouraging, but let’s not get spoiled says Fleet boss

Garry Hill is determined to keep his feet on the ground despite the Fleet finding themselves just three points off the play-offs and becoming the fifth highest scorers in the league. “All I can say is hopefully we don’t get spoiled too quick,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “There’s been a big turnaround…

Cheek welcomes competition up top

Between them this festive season, Fleet’s three strikers have scored eight of the side’s 11 goals and none of them show any signs of letting up. It’s a welcome selection problem for Garry Hill each week but Michael Cheek, whose brace lifted him to eight goals this season so far, thinks the strikers can feed…

Braintree Town 0-4 Fleet

Fleet put four past Braintree Town for the second time in a week but on this occasion with no reply to make it three wins from three over Christmas and move within three points of the play-off spots. And they did it with the now-familiar quickfire start, opening the scoring inside three minutes as a…

PREVIEW: Braintree Town NYD

Garry Hill is expecting no easy ride at Braintree Town this New Year’s Day, despite the Fleet picking up maximum points in their two games since Christmas Day. The Vanarama National League’s bottom club responded to their 4-2 defeat at the Kuflink Stadium on Boxing Day with a 1-0 win at relegation rivals Maidenhead United…

Cody’s rolling back the years

It’s almost exactly 10 years since Cody McDonald last started and scored in a non-league game but he rolled back the years yesterday to seal Fleet’s win against Braintree Town. The 32-year-old created his side’s first and scored the fourth to put daylight between the Fleet and their visitors with half an hour of the…

Hill excited by his forward combo

Garry Hill was delighted that Cody McDonald registered on the scoresheet after several near misses in recent games and admitted he was relishing the opportunity to start the former Gillingham striker alongside his former Priestfield partner Danny Kedwell. “I’ve probably been as excited as everyone else,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “When you…

Fleet 4-2 Braintree Town

Fleet got back to winning ways as Cody McDonald and Bagasan Graham registered their first goals for the club, with the former setting up his one-time Gillingham strike partner for the first of Danny Kedwell’s brace. Braintree got a lifeline courtesy of a sloppily defended corner and a penalty but the home side enjoyed the…

PREVIEW: Braintree Town

Festive football begins at the Kuflink Stadium on Boxing Day as Braintree Town make their first visit in a league fixture for six years. The match kicks off at 3pm. It’s the first of two games against the Iron inside a week, the only team that Fleet have yet to play this season, with a…

U19 League Cup game switched

Ebbsfleet United’s National League Alliance U19 League Cup game at home to Braintree Town this week has been switched and will now take place in Braintree. Details of exact venue and kick-off time will follow. The Fleet’s next academy game at home takes place on Wednesday, October 19th v Maidstone United.