Fleet 2-1 Leyton Orient

Almost exactly 24 years ago, four divisions separated these two sides when they met in the FA Cup and Leyton Orient narrowly triumphed 2-1… tonight the scoreline was reversed as the pair met on equal terms in front of the BT Sport cameras at The Kuflink Stadium. Fleet were clinical in the first half, taking…

Any team could take this league, says goalscorer Drury

Andy Drury believes the Fleet have as much chance as anyone in the National League of stringing together results and cementing a place in the top positions of the division. “Keep going and grind out four, five, six results , you’ll be up near the top of the table and you get a bit of…

Fleet 3-2 Barrow

Fleet moved up to 10th in the National League with three more points this afternoon to record their 300th win at National League/Conference level, though it wasn’t an easy ride as four goals in the last 20 minutes made the result far from from a foregone conclusion. Daryl McMahon opted for Aaron McLean to partner…

Fleet 3-0 East Thurrock United

Daryl McMahon may have missed out on a meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson 10 days ago at Macclesfield but he’ll be shaking hands with Fergie Jr who will bring his Doncaster Rovers side to the Kuflink Stadium in just under three weeks’ time. It will be the first time Fleet have played a First Round…

Fleet 3-3 AFC Fylde

With Fleet’s unbeaten 2017 record hanging by the most slender of threads, Andy Drury slotted home in the final minute to preserve that particular run and clinch a well-deserved point for Daryl McMahon’s side. It was the third time this season AFC Fylde had let a lead slip but the Coasters roared into a two-goal…

Pain and promotion go hand-in-hand for Drury

Andy Drury has been playing through the pain barrier for two months as he sought to get the club over the line and promoted to the National League. An injury which forced him off at St Albans in the second half of Fleet’s 3-0 win there back in March was, at the time, a cause…

Drury says fans spurred players on to another level

Goalscoring hero Andy Drury praised the travelling support for lifting his side at a crucial point in the match at York Road this afternoon. The 33-year-old scored his fifth goal of the season with a neat sidestep and raking shot into the corner just past the hour mark to haul the Fleet level. “The Fleet…

Maidenhead United 1-2 Fleet

And so the title race, gloriously, dramatically and unexpectedly, goes to the final week of the season. So little separates the only two teams to ever get 90+ points in this division in the same season that Maidenhead – the only side to beat Fleet at home in 2016/17 – saw their own unbeaten home record ended…

Fleet 6-1 East Thurrock United

Fleet hit East Thurrock United for six with one of the most fluid performances at Stonebridge Road for quite some time. If a tribute to late skipper Paul McCarthy who wore the number six shirt could have been scripted beforehand, it would surely have gone something like this, with the Fleet shrugging off the disappointment of…

Fleet 1-0 Hungerford Town

Ebbsfleet ended Hungerford Town’s unbeaten run with a wonderful Andy Drury goal in a sublime first-half but were pushed all the way as the visitors rallied in the second only to be denied by an excellent save in stoppage time from Nathan Ashmore. The fact of the day in the matchday programme was that the…