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Fleet boss asked his players to “win the second-half”

Fleet boss asked his players to “win the second-half”

Words may have been uttered at half-time but there were no teacups flying according to Garry Hill, as he said his first objective after coming in 3-0 down was to calm the changing room. “There was frustration at half time,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “They are shell shocked, emotions are running high and you have to first…

We did ourselves no favours – Hill

We did ourselves no favours – Hill

Garry Hill didn’t mince words as he watched Fleet fall to a disappointing defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, the visitors confirming their survival in the National League in the process. “We’ve not done ourselves justice today by our standards,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Cole. “If you looked at a team out on the park today who were chasing…

It’s going to go to the wire, says Fleet boss

It’s going to go to the wire, says Fleet boss

In a hurry to catch the train back south, Garry Hill was uncharacteristically shorter on words than usual after Fleet’s 1-1 draw at Gateshead. The Fleet boss accepted his side should perhaps have won the game but he wasn’t overly upset with a “good point” in a month that he believes will stretch the nerves of all supporters. “We got…

“I’m happy when you’re happy,” says Hill

“I’m happy when you’re happy,” says Hill

Garry Hill and John Still managed the same club just across the water in Essex but it was the Fleet boss who came out on top in his first ever Kent derby and, much as he enjoyed the experience, he felt it meant more to the fans and players. “I didn’t [win it],” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster.…

Strikers satisfy Hill’s home truths

Strikers satisfy Hill’s home truths

Garry Hill told his front men some home truths ahead of Tuesday night’s win over Maidenhead United and he was delighted they responded with three goals to leave behind the recent run of blanks. “Over the last few games we haven’t created enough,” the Fleet boss told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “I got into them early before the game…

Hill bemused by Drury red card

Hill bemused by Drury red card

Garry Hill was on the pitch to appreciate his players’ efforts at the end of the game and was mystified as to why Durham referee Andrew Miller red-carded Andy Drury. “I was three yards from Andy Drury,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Ben Watts, “and basically the referee has turned round and said he’s sent him off for foul and…

Ashmore the difference between one point and nothing

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. In the few games we’ve…

Hill issues call for more goals from midfield

Hill issues call for more goals from midfield

Three points and vindication of his team selection were just two reasons Garry Hill had to smile in sunny Yorkshire on Saturday but the Fleet boss was also delighted to see Andy Drury chalk one up for the midfield. “The front two were a handful today and it’s nice to see a midfield player score,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s…

Red cards haven’t surprised me, says Garry Hill

Red cards haven’t surprised me, says Garry Hill

Garry Hill was choosing his words very carefully after seeing his side succumb to a second-half Solihull goal and then two late red cards in a post-match interview where the referee’s actions dominated the conversation. “It was a strange ending to a game,” said a restrained Fleet manager. “A lot’s gone on. When I look at the game first of…

“I fancied us to win it” says disappointed Hill

“I fancied us to win it” says disappointed Hill

Garry Hill put into words what all Ebbsfleet fans were thinking as his side went from a position in the ascendancy to despair, all within a few seconds of time added on. It was a familiar reverse at the hands of former National South rivals Sutton but Fleet had been much the better side in the second half. “Football does…

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