Payne eager to get a feel for the Fleet again

Fleet midfielder Jack Payne saw his first action since September after featuring as a substitute in the defeat to Chester and staked an immediate claim for a shirt for the remaining 18 games of the season. The 26-year-old has sat out a third of the season with a knee injury but is determined to play…

Fleet boss hints at signing after Chester defeat

Daryl McMahon told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster that he might have some new blood for Tuesday night at Maidstone, following his side’s reverse at home to Chester this afternoon. “Hopefully we should have it done by Monday morning, a player in the squad for Tuesday at Maidstone,” he said, before admitting that his side…

Fleet 0-1 Chester

Fleet are still looking for their first points of 2018 after a disappointing reverse at home to Chester, the winning goal  coming against the run of play in the first-half – but for all the possession and control enjoyed by the home side, they were unable to give Sam Hornby in the Blues goal too…

Fleet look to overcome the January Blues

Chester return to the Kuflink Stadium for the first time since their FA Trophy visit of January 2012 in desperate need of points as the Blues battle to rein in not just Solihull Moors above them, but also fast-improving Leyton Orient and Barrow who currently occupy the safe spots above the relegation zone. Fleet know…

Rance reassured that Fleet’s winning streak isn’t far off

Returning Fleet midfielder Dean Rance, who started his first game of the season on Saturday at Chester, believes his side are only one win away from going on an altogether different kind of run to the succession of draws of recent weeks. “Once we get a run going, I’m sure we’ll keep it going,” he…

“We can achieve more than we are…” says McMahon

Daryl McMahon felt his side deserved little more than the point they got as he pulled no punches following Fleet’s draw at Chester on Saturday. “Same old, same old,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “Today we definitely didn’t do enough to win the game, there’s been games we’ve drawn that I think we’ve…

Chester 1-1 Fleet

Jack Powell’s fine 30-yard shot looked like it might have been win number two of the season for the Fleet but instead a late Chester fightback produced draw number eight. It was a strong closing display from Chester who were out to impress after the dismissal of manager Jon McCarthy in midweek and they were…

Fleet seek to repeat a history that never was

Both Ebbsfleet and Chester fans have good cause to remember the last time the teams clashed at the Deva Stadium (or the Swansway Chester Stadium as it is known): in February 2010, Fleet won 2-1 in what turned out to be the old Chester City’s last ever game in front of just 460 supporters. Chester…