Coaching trio depart club

Ebbsfleet United can announce today the departure of coaching staff Michael Jordan, Stacy Long and Aaron McLean. Michael has served as goalkeeping coach since the summer of 2016 and was also registered as a backup goalkeeper to Nathan Ashmore and Jonathan Miles. Stacy had two spells as a Fleet player, winning the FA Trophy in…

AA substitution ‘just a precaution’

With Daryl McMahon facing the prospect of losing Tom Bonner to suspension for three games over the Christmas period, the Fleet boss confirmed to FleetOnline that the midweek substitution of Anthony Acheampong against Phoenix Sports was “just a precaution”. “AA took a nasty knock and his eye was swollen. McMahon said. “In that situation, I couldn’t really…

Familiar faces in new youth setup

Ebbsfleet United’s youth setup is to undergo a complete transformation as it brings the U9–U16 section – previously run independently of the club – under the expanded umbrella of its flourishing academy. Having completed a deal with Wrotham School for the use of their 3G pitch for training, the new setup has also resulted in a number of…

Lorro, Long and Sankofa depart

Ebbsfleet United can announce this afternoon that three players from the 2013-14 squad have not had their contracts renewed. Club skipper Paul Lorraine, as well-documented in the local media, has departed as his work commitments have meant he is unable to fit in with the Fleet’s new training regime from next season. Also leaving Stonebridge…

Dover Athletic 0-4 Fleet

Steve Brown won it as a player, now it will be remembered as his first piece of silverware as a manager. The Fleet won the Kent Senior Cup in its historic 125th year to see their name engraved on the trophy for the eighth time, ending a six-year wait for success in the county cup….

Alex remains a part of the crew

Alex Osborn’s loan from Dagenham & Redbridge has been extended until the end of the season and beyond – to May 10 – after Fleet manager Steve Brown agreed a deal to allow the player to feature in any potential play-off games. Osborn, 20, has featured heavily in the Fleet side this season, playing 28…

Stacy Long on loan at Sports

Ebbsfleet United midfielder Stacy Long has joined Eastbourne Borough on a month’s loan. The 29-year-old joins up with Tommy Widdrington’s side – who have yet to play a game in 2014 – ahead of their home clash against Basingstoke Town on Saturday. Manager Steve Brown told FleetOnline, “Stacy has only started seven games this season…

Up close and personal: players’ Q&A

Fleet fans are invited to a special evening question and answers session with three members of Steve Brown’s playing squad this Monday, December 16th. Joe Howe, Shane Huke and Stacy Long will form the players panel on the receiving end of your enquiries – in a format similar to the recent management Q&A held at…

Hayes & Yeading Utd 1-2 Fleet

Stacy Long came off the bench to kick-start a late Fleet revival as Steve Brown’s side moved into a season-high league position of third courtesy of a smash and grab raid at Kingfield. It was not difficult to see why luckless Hayes & Yeading United haven’t drawn a game this season – their submission in…

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…