Taylor lets the winner go to his head

He’s been eight years in senior football but yesterday’s winner for the Fleet against Hungerford Town was Bobby-Joe Taylor’s first goal with his head. And what a goal it was, with Taylor starting on the left-wing, exchanging passes with Lee Martin and Rakish Bingham, whose back heel reversed play in turn to Martin again while…

Reaction: “Who loves a challenge?”

Going in at the break a goal and a man down might have buckled some changing rooms. But in the Fleet camp, Dennis Kutrieb and his staff simply told the players to roll up their sleeves and meet the challenge. “I asked the boys at half-time if they love challenges,” Kutrieb said in his post-match…

Fleet 3-2 Hungerford Town

Roll out the clichés – a week’s a long time in football et cetera, et cetera. From a 3-2 defeat to a 3-2 win, Fleet turned up the drama dial, turned the scoreline on its head, came from behind, won with a sublimely worked goal… and did it all with 10 men for 45 minutes!…

Preview: Fleet plan their Hunger strikes

Ebbsfleet United have the opportunity to steal a march on their rivals this weekend as one of only two games in the Vanarama National League South takes place at the Kuflink Stadium. Emirates FA Cup action occupies the majority of South clubs on Saturday, with only the Fleet, Hungerford, Chelmsford and Maidstone in battles for…

Hungerford Town game livestream

The livestream for Saturday’s league game v Hungerford Town at the Kuflink Stadium is available for purchase now at live.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk. Season-ticket holders should have received their unique codes via email on Wednesday afternoon but please let us know if they haven’t appeared in your inbox. We would urge you to input the codes straight away…

Captain Marvel makes Fleet move

Forrmer Hungerford Town skipper and player of the year Marvel Ekpiteta is the latest signing in the door for the Fleet, joining the club on a three-month loan from League Two title contenders Newport County. The club has had to await international clearance before an announcement on his signing. The 24-year-old central defender, who can…

Fleet boss pleased to overcome Crusaders challenge

Daryl McMahon praised today’s visitors and believes they’ll be a match for anyone at the top of the National League South – though he felt his side were in control despite the scoreline. “It was close in the end in terms of the scoreline,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster, “but we had three one v…

Fleet 1-0 Hungerford Town

Ebbsfleet ended Hungerford Town’s unbeaten run with a wonderful Andy Drury goal in a sublime first-half but were pushed all the way as the visitors rallied in the second only to be denied by an excellent save in stoppage time from Nathan Ashmore. The fact of the day in the matchday programme was that the…

Fleet inspired to hunger for more

Daryl McMahon is not letting Fleet’s recent climb to the top of the table go to any heads as he seeks to maintain the hunger that has seen his side close the points gap in such a short space of time. And neither is the Fleet boss going to change the mentality and focus of the club which has…