Fleet trio to depart

Alex Osborn, Preston Edwards and Danny Haynes have all been confirmed as leaving the club this summer as their contracts with Ebbsfleet United are due to conclude at the end of June. Osborn and Edwards have signed pre-contract agreements with Margate and Dulwich Hamlet respectively, while Haynes’ departure can be confirmed by mutual consent. Since…

Edwards heads for Hamlet

Ebbsfleet United can confirm that goalkeeper Preston Edwards has joined Ryman League Premier challengers Dulwich Hamlet on loan until the end of the season. Fleet recalled Edwards from his long-term loan at Boreham Wood on Friday, where the player has had fewer opportunities than expected since joining the National League club in the summer. Dulwich…

Preston loaned to Boreham Wood

Ebbsfleet United’s long-serving goalkeeper Preston Edwards has signed for Boreham Wood on a season’s-long loan. The 25-year-old former England C keeper joined the club back in the summer of 2010, winning promotion via the play-offs in his first season at Stonebridge Road. A virtual ever-present in the No.1 shirt over his first four seasons, he reached his…

Preston prepares for 200th game

Preston Edwards is due to achieve the impressive feat of 200 club appearances against Hemel Hempstead Town tomorrow, making him only the seventh goalkeeper in Fleet history to reach that milestone. Edwards, 25, will join Peter Heathcote, Lee Turner, Lance Cronin, Cyril Gould, Lee Smelt and Brian Hughes in the keepers’ 200 Club and if he plays…

Hall hands Hillyard a third lion

Brandon Hall’s first England C outing against Estonia in midweek has provided the club – and not least goalkeeping coach Ron Hillyard – with their third successive capped goalkeeper after Hall followed in the footsteps of Lance Cronin and Preston Edwards before him. In fact, Ron could even claim a fourth goalkeeping success as Sam Mott…

Preston doesn’t see red after all

Following the club’s appeal to the Football Association, which was heard earlier today, goalkeeper Preston Edwards’ red card has been rescinded and he is no longer suspended for Saturday’s game. Fleet filed an appeal against Edwards’ dismissal at Hayes & Yeading after the referee sent him off for denying a goalscoring opportunity and the club…

Hayes & Yeading Utd 0 Fleet 2

A Fleet side always likes to do things the hard way and their first away points of the season came as no exception. Steve Brown’s 10 men – following Preston Edwards’ 33rd-minute dismissal – held on and then added two goals late in either half to erase the disappointment of Tuesday night. The visitors made…

Team in safe hands as Brown claims finders, keepers

Ebbsfleet United will have two familiar faces battling it out for the No.1 jersey next season as both of last season’s goalkeepers have committed to the club for 2014-15. Preston Edwards and Brandon Hall signed new contracts this week to take the total number of players re-signed in the past week to nine. Former England…

Concord Rangers 1-2 Fleet

An astonishing climax to this replayed Concord Rangers fixture saw Fleet finally over the line and into the play-offs – courtesy of a dramatic, late Preston Edwards penalty save and superb strikes from Anthony Cook and Daryl McMahon. After a Concord equaliser 17 minutes from time, it seemed confirmation of that play-off place would be…

Birthday boy looks for a repeat performance

This time last season, Preston Edwards was part of a Fleet side still searching for a home win. And on his 23rd birthday weekend, they found it, beating Mansfield Town 3-1. A year on, the 24-year-old goalkeeper is hoping to celebrate in much the same way as Bath City come to town. Read on to…