Familiar faces clinch Clark capture

Fleet’s newest defender Kenny Clark cited friendly faces and the club’s intended upward direction as his primary motivations for signing on the dotted line at Stonebridge Road. The recent arrival from Dartford is all-too-familiar with past colleagues and opponents alike, having played alongside several current Fleet players for Chelmsford, as well as fellow new boy…

Been there, done it: past masters of the play-offs

One thing’s for certain come Saturday evening – someone’s luck in the play-offs is bound to improve. Littered through both the Fleet and Dover teams is a fair amount of play-off misfortune – and plenty of experience, too. Fleet’s Daryl McMahon is hoping to end a run of three final defeats. Anthony Cook is hoping…

One apiece in Kent showpiece

You wait more than 10 years for a Dover-Fleet cup final, then two of them come along at once! Dover’s noteworthy 3-0 triumph over Sutton with 10 men has set up a tantalising Skrill South Promotion Final – but before that comes the county cup clash. Meeting for the third time in a Kent Senior…

Fleet’s final flourish

The 125th Kent Senior Cup Final will see the club’s 13th appearance in it – and hopefully it won’t be an unlucky one. We have a 7-5 winning rate and must hope we extend it on what will be an historic occasion with the KCFA rightly proud of remembering 125 years of the competition. Paul…

West’s side story: player interview

Anyone who witnessed Ebbsfleet United’s last play-off campaign cannot forget the name of Michael West. Two goals in each of the three ties, including THAT overhead kick against Farnborough in the final, placed the young star firmly in Fleet legend. But fate has determined that this time around, Westy will have to watch from the…

The ups and downs of promotion

Now approaching the climax of nine months of football, the Fleet are in a promotion race once more – much more pleasant than last season’s (or any season’s!) relegation struggle. A look back at previous promotion campaigns in our 68-year existence offers us some encouragement as we seem to succeed in our attempts more often than…

Kent Senior Cup on the up!

The Kent Senior Cup celebrates its 125th year this season with the final being returned to Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham, for the first time in nearly 20 years. Tomorrow night, Fleet aim to secure their place by beating Whitstable Town at Stonebridge Road and set up what could be a potential re-run of the 1991 Priestfield…

Eight wins has Fleet poised on the brink of a club record

Club records don’t fall very often – Steve Portway broke the 45-year-old goalscoring record for the club during the 1990s and Jimmy Jackson managed to break the appearance record in the next decade – and on Saturday another long-standing record could go – but this time, if it happens, it will be a team record rather than…

Tiger-Fleet: the legend of Steve Portway

Twenty years on from the height of his powers, and 15 since he last wore a Fleet shirt, you cannot recall the 1990s without mentioning the name of Steve Portway in the same breath. On the eve of the first Fleet-Gloucester clash since 1997, FleetOnline looks back at the career of the record-breaking Fleet goalscorer…

Close encounters: Gloucester City

Photo: The Tigers  in April 1997, when they reached an FA Trophy semi-final and played the Fleet for the last time Gloucester City were once regular visitors to Stonebridge Road; in fact 54 games have been played between the teams – every one of them in the Southern League. But since our last meeting on 19…