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New recruit hopes for “best season yet”

New recruit hopes for “best season yet”

New Ebbsfleet United signing Matt Johnson hopes home supporters get to enjoy his best season to date following the 24-year-old’s move from Bishop’s Stortford. After an award-winning season at the ProKit UK Stadium, Johnson told FleetOnline that he hopes to push on and help his new club to promotion. So what can Fleet fans expect from their new midfielder? “I wouldn’t…

West’s side story: player interview

West’s side story: player interview

Anyone who witnessed Ebbsfleet United’s last play-off campaign cannot forget the name of Michael West. Two goals in each of the three ties, including THAT overhead kick against Farnborough in the final, placed the young star firmly in Fleet legend. But fate has determined that this time around, Westy will have to watch from the sidelines after a cruel knee…

The Fridge opens up

The Fridge opens up

A member of the last Fleet side to beat Dartford in an FA Cup game (2-0 in October 2001), Fleet legend Francis Duku went on to play in the First Round at Huddersfield and win the Ryman League in the same season. He recalls his time at the club in discussion with David Byrom and sheds light on his major…

Brown and Burman reflect on “great cup tie”

Brown and Burman reflect on “great cup tie”

Steve Brown was upbeat after his side bounced back from midweek defeat and rallied to extend their FA Cup run to at least next Tuesday following the Fleet manager’s first taste of a competitive north Kent derby. “It was a great cup tie and I thoroughly enjoyed it from the sidelines,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “We were…

Confident Cook thrives on atmosphere

Confident Cook thrives on atmosphere

Ebbsfleet United’s top scorer Anthony Cook, who netted his sixth goal of the season to take Saturday’s FA Cup tie into a replay at Dartford, has vowed to keep “making things happen” in the Fleet final third and go one better than his own personal FA Cup best: the second round with Chelmsford. “The atmosphere today was amazing,” he told…

Taking the Long view

Taking the Long view

Who better to talk to about a high-intensity cup tie than a man who has played alongside Wayne Rooney and against Cristiano Ronaldo? Who has been all the way to Wembley with the Fleet – and almost repeated the trick the following season? Who followed that up with a second Wembley appearance with Stevenage, then promotion from the Conference, a play-off…

Birthday boy looks for a repeat performance

Birthday boy looks for a repeat performance

This time last season, Preston Edwards was part of a Fleet side still searching for a home win. And on his 23rd birthday weekend, they found it, beating Mansfield Town 3-1. A year on, the 24-year-old goalkeeper is hoping to celebrate in much the same way as Bath City come to town. Read on to find out Preston’s thoughts on…

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