Fleet begin county cup trail

Ebbsfleet United cross swords with Maidstone United once more this evening with a Kent Reliance Senior Cup quarter-final berth up for grabs. The Second Round tie at the Gallagher Stadium will be the third meeting between the clubs this season, with honours even at one win apiece. Fleet last won the competition in 2014, while the…

Fleet away in Kent Senior Cup draw

Ebbsfleet United will face a trip to Thamesmead Town or Maidstone United in the Second Round of the Kent Senior Cup, sponsored by Kent Reliance. Charlton Athletic – who knocked us out of last season’s competition – are the current holders. Thamesmead, who play in the Ryman League Division One North, reached last season’s quarter-finals,…

A trip North for Fleet or Braintree

The Fleet or Braintree Town will travel to North Ferriby United in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy following the draw at FA Headquarters earlier today. The Villagers, as they are known, are 10th in Conference North but only a few points outside the play-offs and last season finished as runners-up but lost to Guiseley in…

Trophy throws up Kent derby

Ebbsfleet United will test themselves against opponents from a higher division as they play Welling United in the First Round of the FA Trophy at the PHB Stadium on Saturday, December 13. The midday draw paired the two Kent clubs in an FA Trophy for the first time, though we did meet each other in…

Ex-Fleet forward Ibe lines up against former Farnborough pal McMahon

Fleet head into relatively uncharted territory this weekend with a caretaker manager at the helm for the first time since Paul McCarthy and Steve McKimm performed the role nine years ago, in between the departure of Andy Ford and the appointment of Liam Daish. Now, like then, it is a current player in the role,…

Hendon home tie in Trophy

Ebbsfleet United will kick off this season’s FA Trophy campaign at home to Ryman Premier side Hendon on Saturday, November 29. The north London club are no strangers to the Fleet, with this being the 17th meeting between the two clubs since 1990 when we first met. Indeed our first two clashes, in 1990 and 1991, were…

Season-ticket holders free for cup tie

Admission prices for Saturday’s FA Cup match v Hythe Town are as normal league matchdays – £10 adults, £8 concessions, £5 Under 16s and free for Under 12s. Season-ticket holders, of course, are entitled to free admission as part of our season-ticket perks announced in the close season – which apply to every home FA Cup and…

Fleet 0-2 Charlton Athletic

Fleet’s hold on the Kent Reliance Senior Cup slipped at the first hurdle as Charlton’s England U17 striker Karlan Ahearne-Grant proved the difference with a swift two-goal burst early in the second half. Despite mulling over fielding a largely youth-academy lineup, Fleet boss Steve Brown opted instead for a stronger team, though rested several first-choice players…

Charlton clash date agreed

A date has been agreed for Fleet’s first defence of their Kent Reliance Senior Cup title. The Round 2 tie against Charlton Athletic will take place on Wednesday, September 17, kick-off 7.45pm. Admission details will be confirmed in due course. The clubs met in pre-season with Fleet running out 1-0 winners, courtesy of Matt Godden’s…

Fleet begin county title defence against Charlton

Ebbsfleet United’s pre-season clash against Charlton Athletic will be repeated this autumn as the two clubs were paired in Round 2 of the Kent Reliance Senior Cup. The newly-sponsored event – courtesy of the Kent Reliance Building Society – sees Charlton and Gillingham once again enter and they, like current holders the Fleet, were granted…