Margate 0-1 Fleet

Bradley Bubb’s second-minute strike took Fleet to 90 points for the first time since the Ryman League title-winning season of 2001/02 and maintained the unbeaten run of 2017 – but Maidenhead’s win at Truro means Daryl McMahon’s side must gain three points there next week to push the title race into the final week. On a…

Miles makes third loan switch

Fleet goalkeeper Jonathan Miles has signed for Margate on loan until the end of the season. The move to Hartsdown Park is the former Spurs keeper’s third loan move after brief spells with Concord Rangers and Gosport Borough. He goes into the Margate squad to face Hemel Hempstead Town this weekend. Coach Michael Jordan will…

Macca glad it wasn’t a Blue Monday for Shields

Sean Shields played another starring role in Fleet’s Bank Holiday blitz of Margate – but the popular winger could well have been wearing a blue shirt had his proposed move to the coast not fallen through last season. And Fleet boss Daryl McMahon is delighted that it did. “I never wanted Sean to go and that’s…

Kenny Clark interview 29.08.2016

Charles Webster speaks to Kenny Clark who braves the background noise of our local Costa’s espresso machine to give his thoughts on Fleet’s victory over Margate.

Boss full of praise for his Bank Holiday battlers

Daryl McMahon was a happy man after his Fleet side scored four goals without reply and claimed the Margate performance was a sign that his side are growing into the league campaign. “I’ve said it over the last two or three weeks that I feel we’ll get stronger,” he told Charles Webster. “Players that aren’t…

Fleet 4-0 Margate

Fleet achieved their best league win over Margate on the club’s 70th birthday with a sparkling performance as players from one to 11 – and even the substitutes that came on – contributing to an excellent overall team display. In a considerable team shake-up, Daryl McMahon went with a back three plus wing-backs, meaning that…

Manager’s Notes 29.08.16

Good afternoon and welcome to our first Bank Holiday fixture and first Kent derby of the season against Margate. I hope all their staff, players and fans have arrived safely after their short journey today. We had some terrific local-derby battles last season, perhaps enjoying the first few of them more than the second, but…

Fleet trio to depart

Alex Osborn, Preston Edwards and Danny Haynes have all been confirmed as leaving the club this summer as their contracts with Ebbsfleet United are due to conclude at the end of June. Osborn and Edwards have signed pre-contract agreements with Margate and Dulwich Hamlet respectively, while Haynes’ departure can be confirmed by mutual consent. Since…

Fleet 1-2 Margate

A goal in stoppage time robbed Fleet of a point as Margate followed Maidstone’s example of gaining revenge for a home Kent derby defeat by turning the tables at Stonebridge Road. The visitors were much the better side in the first half but Fleet built on an early second-half equaliser and looked much more likely to…

Fleet get set to grapple with the Gate once more

Fleet go into their fifth Kent derby of the season against a rejuvenated Margate whose recent upturn has taken them to fourth in the form table and only seven points from a play-off position. It’s all a far cry from the meeting at Hartsdown Park in September when the Gate occupied a relegation spot and were finding it…