Poleon predicts Raks relationship

Dominic Poleon hasn’t found it difficult to settle into the club, having played with some of his teammates before. Alfie Egan, Bobby-Joe Taylor and Josh Payne are among his former colleagues at other clubs but his off-field relationship with fellow Newham boy Rakish Bingham is one Poleon is hoping to cultivate. “I’m a striker, I’m…

‘We had to win for the volunteers’ says Fleet boss

Dennis Kutrieb dedicated his side’s win to the hard work of the Fleet’s working party of volunteers who strove in sub-zero temperatures to clear the pitch of snow on Tuesday night. “I said to the boys we need to win today because we saw the great efforts from the volunteers, from the groundsmen and everyone…

Hampton to provide Tuesday-night opposition

The Fleet will now take on Hampton & Richmond Borough this Tuesday night (February 9th), kick-off at 7.45pm, instead of Slough Town. The clubs agreed to move their May 8th fixture forward to fill the gap left by Slough Town’s decision not to play at the current time. The Kuflink Stadium pitch is currently covered…

Hampton & Richmond Borough 2-1 Fleet

Fleet were frustrated after Hampton seized all three points with a goal in time added on, after the visitors had come from behind late on to equalise. Dennis Kutrieb’s side should have led at the break when Rakish Bingham’s conversion at the far post was deemed offside despite him appearing to be at least level…

PREVIEW: from Beachboys to Beavers

Fleet take their midweek form against the Beachboys into Saturday’s clash with the Beavers this weekend seeking the three points that would not only take them within one point of their hosts but potentially back inside the top seven as well. Playing twice a week is something most clubs in the division will need to…

Glorious May 7th!

There may be a good few years between successes but over the past 25 years or so, May 7th has provided three memorable games for Fleet fans at the business end of the season. Back in 1994 Fleet clinched the first league title for 19 years in front of 1,774 fans by beating Bury Town…

“Not again!” says Ken

Ebbsfleet United’s player of the year Kenny Clark is determined to put last season’s disappointment behind him as he turns his attention to Saturday’s final against his former club, Chelmsford City. Alongside Anthony Cook, Yado Mambo and Sean Shields, Clark is one of four former Clarets lining up on the opposite side – while Jack Powell…

Winfield’s will to win helps Fleet over the line

Dave Winfield received yesterday’s man of the match award after shutting out Hampton & Richmond Borough and praised the confidence in the changing room for seeing Fleet through. The stand-in skipper, who arrived at Stonebridge Road last summer, had no experience of last season’s promotion final defeat and he believes it’s not an issue for the…

Macca expects “blood and thunder” final

Daryl McMahon cut a relaxed figure at Stonebridge Road after guiding his side into their third promotion final in four years but he accepted that next Saturday’s game is hardly likely to be described in terms of relaxation. “[Chelmsford] have got two big strikers, three big midfield players, three big centre halfs, they’re a big side,” McMahon told…

Fleet 2-1 Hampton & RB (agg: 4-2)

Fleet won a play-off semi-final second leg for the first time since the same result in 2011 en route to promotion – and the opponents then, Chelmsford City, will provide the challengers at Stonebridge Road next Saturday in the 2016/17 promotion final. A first-half goal this afternoon looked to have booked Fleet’s place in the…