Fleet boss reacts to Welling reverse

Dennis Kutrieb felt some of his side’s early season defensive demons returned to haunt them at Welling United last night as he saw his side score three, battle back from a two-goal deficit but ultimately allow the home team to grab a fourth that proved to be the matchwinner. “We conceded these goals too easily,”…

Egan’s midfield marathon

He scored his first goal for the club earlier this season but it’s the past few games where Alfie Egan has really caught the eye. A well-taken goal in a friendly v Dorking Wanderers was followed by a man-of-the-match performance as voted by Fleet supporters v Hampton in midweek, as well as the winning goal….

“I’m so proud to manage them”

Dennis Kutrieb couldn’t contain his admiration for the result his nine men made off with after a battle and a half in Havant. The manager’s 78th minute substitution took a whole 24 seconds to come to fruition as Dominic Poleon scored the winner with his first contribution, and Kutrieb sensed his new signing could spring…

Poleon predicts Raks relationship

Dominic Poleon hasn’t found it difficult to settle into the club, having played with some of his teammates before. Alfie Egan, Bobby-Joe Taylor and Josh Payne are among his former colleagues at other clubs but his off-field relationship with fellow Newham boy Rakish Bingham is one Poleon is hoping to cultivate. “I’m a striker, I’m…

‘We had to win for the volunteers’ says Fleet boss

Dennis Kutrieb dedicated his side’s win to the hard work of the Fleet’s working party of volunteers who strove in sub-zero temperatures to clear the pitch of snow on Tuesday night. “I said to the boys we need to win today because we saw the great efforts from the volunteers, from the groundsmen and everyone…

Academy boys do themselves proud

Academy goalkeeper Harrison Firth and midfielder Issa Sidibe played 45 and 30 minutes respectively against a strong Dorking Wanderers squad last night and were thrilled with not only the game performance but with their time spent alongside Dennis Kutrieb’s first-team squad in training over the past week or two. Both players have already turned out…

Tireless Egan gets his reward

Dennis Kutrieb hailed Alfie Egan’s contribution in last night’s friendly victory over Dorking Wanderers – and not just for the midfielder’s splendid late winner. The former AFC Wimbledon player covered more than 12km box to box through the 90 minutes and Kutrieb said that kind of unceasing attitude – even in a friendly – is…

Bingham’s brace was well-deserved, says Fleet boss

Dennis Kutrieb hailed striker Rakish Bingham’s eighth and ninth goals of the season as the Fleet’s number nine scored in each half to see off Slough Town at Arbour Park on Tuesday evening. “He was very clinical and I feel very relieved because there were some critics [saying] that he doesn’t score goals and I’ve…

“I wouldn’t have been happy even with a draw”

Dennis Kutrieb was angry at the manner of his side’s late defeat at Hampton having underlined before kick-off the need to eliminate mistakes. In a tight encounter on a pitch that was cutting up as the game wore on, a mistake was always likely to provide a breakthrough for either side. “It was terrible and…

Chapman’s jump gives Fleet new bounce

Ben Chapman’s versatility was well known on signing for the Fleet in the summer, the former Dulwich midfielder equally at home in the middle or at full-back. And his goals in pre-season and on the opening day suggested something of a goalscoring knack to his game as well. Since the turn of the year, Chapman…