Watson pleased with Fleet resilience

Kevin Watson will take his side north again next Saturday with just two points separating the Fleet from a season’s high of 21st place after they won their fourth game in seven. The reverse at Chesterfield, last week’s late defeat at Stockport and the FA Trophy exit to Royston Town have perhaps disguised the fact…

Hartlepool United 0-1 Fleet

Few observers gave the Fleet much chance of making it a third 1-0 win in a row at Hartlepool, but Kevin Watson’s men did just that to maintain an unbeaten record against the home side, writes Mark Halliday. A late Gozie Ugwu penalty, the striker’s 13th goal of the season and 11th in the league,…

Fleet’s fine balance of hearts and heads at Hartlepool

Fleet will look to shake off the disappointment of narrow defeat to one play-off chaser by seeking to protect their unbeaten record against another. Following last Saturday’s late heartbreak at home to Stockport County, Kevin Watson’s side embark on their second farthest journey of the season to Hartlepool who sit one place above and on…

Fleet 2-2 Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United must have finally thought their Ebbsfleet hoodoo was broken going into the second half with a 2-0 lead against 10 men. Fleet had Josh Umerah red carded just after Pools’ second – the first two goals the visitors had scored in five tries against us – and there was a mountain to climb…

Fleet aiming to create a splash in Pools visit

Two weeks ago, Saturday’s fixture might have featured a head to head between two caretaker managers in Kevin Watson and Anthony Sweeney. Now, with Watson confirmed in his role and former AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor having gotten his feet under the desk at the Super 6 Stadium, it’s a clash of two sides keen…

Ashmore the difference between one point and nothing

Fleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore came in for praise from his manager after a late save meant Fleet were the first side in 17 games to stop Hartlepool United scoring. “Nathan Ashmore’s made a very important save again,” Garry Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “Nathan Ashmore at the moment is playing very, very well….

Fleet 0-0 Hartlepool United

Corey Whitely

Ebbsfleet United were the first side to shut out Hartlepool’s strike force since early November – and indeed Pools have failed to score in four attempts against the Fleet now – but those stats aside, it was largely an evening of frustration at the Kuflink Stadium. A goalless draw was the right result based on…

PREVIEW: Hartlepool United

Fleet welcome Dean Rance back from suspension as Hartlepool United make the long trip to the Kuflink Stadium on a Tuesday evening following the recent postponement of the original fixture. Rance’s return helps ease the pressure on Garry Hill’s small squad, though with Saturday’s starting eleven getting through 85 minutes before the appearance of any…

Hartlepool fixture rearranged

Both clubs have moved swiftly to agree a new date for Saturday’s postponed Vanarama National League fixture between the Fleet and Hartlepool United at the Kuflink Stadium. Pools will now visit us on Tuesday, February 19th with a 7.45pm kick-off. Fleet have two games before that, entertaining Solihull Moors at home this Saturday and then…