All about character, says Hendon

Fleet assistant manager Ian Hendon saw his old side Barnet put to the sword after a troubling weekend for his current club and he said the response was all about character. The former Barnet defender was given the media-reaction responsibilities by Garry Hill following Fleet’s 3-0 win on Tuesday night. “Garry’s delighted with the result…

We’ve got all season to have a go at this

Fleet’s assistant manager Ian Hendon is raring to go as he and boss Garry Hill put pre-season to bed last night. Hendon insists the management staff are optimistic about the season ahead especially now that he and Hill have more than six months to mould the squad their way. “I’m confident in the squad of…

Seventh spot up for grabs, says Hendon

Assistant manager Ian Hendon’s refrain was a familiar one of “a game at a time” but he admitted that after six points from their last two games, Fleet are in the race for the final play-off spot. “I would look at [the play-offs] and say that the seventh place is up for grabs,” Hendon told…

Introducing Ian…

Ian Hendon will be the man assisting Garry Hill following the latter’s appointment on Thursday. The 46-year-old former defender will take his place alongside the manager and existing Fleet staff in the dugout as Cheltenham Town are first up for the new-look management team. Hendon won the FA Youth Cup and was part of the…

Hendon 2-3 Fleet

There’s just one more friendly game to go before the real thing and before that, Fleet picked up a win at Bostik League side Hendon with Darren McQueen maintaining his hot scoring streak in pre-season and Danny Mills getting off the mark. Daryl McMahon once again rotated his side and gave Ollie Boulding a starting…

Fleet 1-0 Hendon

Suited, but not booted, Daryl McMahon successfully negotiated his first test as caretaker manager to end a traumatic week for the club on a high. Anthony Cook’s second-half goal was enough to see off Ryman Premier promotion contenders Hendon, who proved resolute throughout and stubborn to break down. McMahon made a number of changes, including withdrawing…

Ex-Fleet forward Ibe lines up against former Farnborough pal McMahon

Fleet head into relatively uncharted territory this weekend with a caretaker manager at the helm for the first time since Paul McCarthy and Steve McKimm performed the role nine years ago, in between the departure of Andy Ford and the appointment of Liam Daish. Now, like then, it is a current player in the role,…

Hendon home tie in Trophy

Ebbsfleet United will kick off this season’s FA Trophy campaign at home to Ryman Premier side Hendon on Saturday, November 29. The north London club are no strangers to the Fleet, with this being the 17th meeting between the two clubs since 1990 when we first met. Indeed our first two clashes, in 1990 and 1991, were…