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Seventh spot up for grabs, says Hendon

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 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 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…

Fleet boss praises big hearts of his squad

Fleet boss praises big hearts of his squad

Garry Hill had nothing but praise for his players and believes he’s seen another side of them after they blunted the league leaders at the Kuflink Stadium this afternoon. “I’ve seen another side today of the playing squad at this football club,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “Our players are not only turning round and being committed, they’ve…

Encouraging, but let’s not get spoiled says Fleet boss

Encouraging, but let’s not get spoiled says Fleet boss

Garry Hill is determined to keep his feet on the ground despite the Fleet finding themselves just three points off the play-offs and becoming the fifth highest scorers in the league. “All I can say is hopefully we don’t get spoiled too quick,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “There’s been a big turnaround in a short space of…

Cheek welcomes competition up top

Cheek welcomes competition up top

Between them this festive season, Fleet’s three strikers have scored eight of the side’s 11 goals and none of them show any signs of letting up. It’s a welcome selection problem for Garry Hill each week but Michael Cheek, whose brace lifted him to eight goals this season so far, thinks the strikers can feed off each other’s successes. “I’m…

Payne: “We’re building and only looking up…”

Payne: “We’re building and only looking up…”

Fleet midfielder Jack Payne was instrumental in downing the club he played for on loan earlier this season and says his side are gaining a head of steam going into 2019. “I think the fans can appreciate the work we’re doing and the momentum we’re building and we’re only looking up,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Cole. “You can…

Cody’s rolling back the years

Cody’s rolling back the years

It’s almost exactly 10 years since Cody McDonald last started and scored in a non-league game but he rolled back the years yesterday to seal Fleet’s win against Braintree Town. The 32-year-old created his side’s first and scored the fourth to put daylight between the Fleet and their visitors with half an hour of the Boxing Day clash remaining. And…

Hill excited by his forward combo

Hill excited by his forward combo

Garry Hill was delighted that Cody McDonald registered on the scoresheet after several near misses in recent games and admitted he was relishing the opportunity to start the former Gillingham striker alongside his former Priestfield partner Danny Kedwell. “I’ve probably been as excited as everyone else,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “When you fetch a player with the…

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