Heroes & Villains

Fleet’s only brush with a top-tier side in our history came during 1995/96 – and encapsulated everything about the ‘romance of the cup’. The qualifying rounds of the FA Cup are always greeted with cliché about it being ‘your year’, about how great journeys can start in such innocuous surroundings. All of which was true…

Fleet 1-2 Basingtoke Town

Liam Enver-Marum produced a classic smash-and-grab to send Fleet tumbling out of the FA Cup in a game home fans could not believe they lost. To rub salt into the wound, Joe Howe was sent off late on as Fleet failed to make the Fourth Qualifying Round for the first time in 15 years. There was just one change…

Match preview: FA Cup’s top tie is nigh

Arguably the biggest FA Cup game this weekend, between the joint highest-ranked side in the competition and the team just four points behind them in the league, takes place at the PHB Stadium and it’s one that’s definitely too close to call. Fleet go into the game having blasted 13 goals in three games prior to…

Manager’s Notes 27.09.14

Last Saturday saw us take on a very strong Sutton side who are one of the favourites to push for promotion this season. The first 20 minutes were frenetic and a little scrappy with both sides not allowing the other to have any time or freedom in possession. We did create one fantastic opportunity in…

Karn sends records tumbling

Karn Miller-Neave’s goal on Saturday has proved to be much more than just a stunning debut strike. The 16-year-old has written his name in the history books as the Fleet’s youngest-ever goalscorer and we can also reveal he is the fourth youngest scorer in FA Cup history. In 2009, Charlton’s Jonjo Shelvey set the record as the…

Fleet home again after cup draw

Ebbsfleet United have drawn another Conference South side at home in the Third Qualifying Round – just as we did last season. This time around, Basingstoke Town will be the visitors – on Saturday, October 11. The Hampshire side already have some encouragement for the tie, having won an earlier league fixture this season at the…

Fleet 7-1 Hythe Town

Fleet triumphed in perhaps the most one-sided game seen at home for many years and their exploits produced a number of talking points: there was Matt Godden’s hat-trick, there was a superb debut goal from Academy prospect Karn Miller-Neave and there was the Fleet’s biggest FA Cup victory since they beat Godalming & Guildford the year…

Hythe and mighty: underdogs target upset

Fleet begin this season’s FA Cup campaign this weekend with a tie that – on paper – would appear to be the ‘easiest’ since 2011/12’s clash against Redbridge. But we all know what happened there. Redbridge took the paper, tore it up with two late goals and sent Fleet tumbling out of the competition. Hythe, underdogs…

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…

FA Cup trail begins at home

Ebbsfleet United have been drawn at home against fellow Kent side Hythe Town of the Ryman League Division One South, with the tie to be played on Saturday, September 27. As a perk of our season ticket deal, this means all season-ticket holders will gain free entry to the cup tie. Hythe, managed by ex-Dover…