On This Day: April 13th

This Easter Monday we were due to play Notts County at Meadow Lane – but it’s a ground we’re seemingly destined never to walk out at! Back in 2000, Fleet were denied a replay there in the FA Cup despite a late rally and went out 2-1. Three years later, we were seconds away from…

On This Day: April 10th

It’s Good Friday and with Boreham Wood the intended visitors, we instead look back again to previous April 10th encounters, the most recent of which was a memorable display under the lights against Wrexham that put us into the driving seat towards the play-offs… 10th April 1955 Fleet 2-2 Cheltenham TownJust two months into his…

On This Day: March 28th

On a day that we all wish we were playing at Yeovil Town, perhaps we should take some solace in the fact that March 28th has never been particularly kind to the Fleet! Of the 15 times we’ve played on this day, the Fleet have won on just two occasions – in 1959 and 1970!…

We know where we’ve got to work hard, says Hill

Garry Hill knows exactly where his Ebbsfleet side are misfiring at present and after three games without a goal, he knows he doesn’t need to spell it out. “It’s not happening in the final third at the moment,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “I’m not going to turn round and cane the forwards…

Cheltenham Town 2-0 Fleet

Cheltenham substitute Alex Addai, who helped Merstham knock the Fleet out of the FA Cup in 2016, was instrumental again as the Robins progressed by 2-0. The winger created the opening for the breakthrough goal on 66 minutes then drew the foul that led to the dismissal of Sam Magri as Fleet ran out of…

PREVIEW: Cheltenham Town replay

With £36,000 still burning a hole in the FA’s pocket, tonight’s result at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium will decide which club gets their name entered as payee on the cheque and who will take their place at Accrington in Round Two on 1st December. Fleet will have to overturn some history if they’re to see off…

Accy awaits

If Ebbsfleet United can negotiate their replay at Cheltenham next Tuesday, it’s a trip to north to the Wham Stadium to take on Accrington Stanley as reward. The draw for the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup was made Monday night and it paired Ball No.3 with the newly promoted Lancashire side who sit…

Work rate, commitment and effort are there, says Hill

First and foremost, Garry Hill demanded hard work and endeavour and he got it in spades as Fleet earned a draw in the manager’s first game in charge. And in his first post-match interview, with BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster, the new boss saw plenty to encourage him ahead of away visits to Boreham Wood…

Robins who’ve rocked the Fleet

Cheltenham Town may be struggling for form at the wrong end of the League Two table but three of their squad might well fancy their chances against the Fleet, having been involved in victories in knockout competitions against us in the recent past. Pacy winger/striker Alex Addai (pictured above with Nathan Ashmore) lined up for…

PREVIEW: Cheltenham Town

Fleet head into the Emirates FA Cup First Round in something of a new situation: it’s been a very rare season where the club has embarked on an FA Cup tie with a different manager than the one who started the competition. But with Garry Hill taking over from Daryl McMahon in midweek, that’s the…