Cook and May return for crunch clash

Ebbsfleet United head into their first of two meetings with Bromley inside a month desperate to reignite their league campaign and close the gap on the teams above them. It’s the first meeting between the two pre-season favourites for the title since Bromley bowed out of the play-offs last May (pictured) with the visitors in…

May moves on

The club announced this morning that Ben May has had his contract terminated by mutual consent. Vice chairman Peter Varney told FleetOnline, “Ben has had a difficult season with injury but is now fully fit. He has been an integral part of the squad here since KEH took over and has been a pleasure to work…

Dulwich Hamlet 0-1 Fleet

Their pre-season delayed by three days, Ebbsfleet United lost no time in getting off the mark with a 1-0 win at Ryman League Premier promotion hopefuls Dulwich Hamlet. A single strike by Ben May in a typical early July fixture separated the sides, with Fleet giving game time to 19 players including three trialists and youth…

Friday feast as Fleet sign five more

Ebbsfleet United have made three new signings to add to the earlier acquisition of Matt Godden as Kenny Clark, Tom Fraser and Matt Johnson join the ranks, while existing players Dean Rance and Ben May have signed new contracts. Ex-Dartford and Chelmsford player Clark, 25 (below), is a highly rated central defender who began his…

Fleet 4-0 Bromley

Some fans believed they’d seen the best display of the season last Saturday. Some would have settled for half the 4-0 scoreline tonight. Few would have dared dream their side would repeat the result and better the performance in the first leg of a play-off semi-final. But Fleet did that and more, racing into a…

Staines Town 1 Fleet 1

A last-gasp own goal denied Fleet all three points at in-form Staines after a controlled performance looked to have all but confirmed the visitors’ play-off spot in front of Wheatsheaf Park’s biggest crowd of 2014. Steve Brown made just one change, Ben May coming in for Michael Thalassitis, as he sought to stop a Staines…

Fleet 3-0 Farnborough

Fleet bagged their second 3-0 win in succession in Skrill South as they despatched Farnborough with relative ease, a convincing second-half display sealing the points. Steve Brown kept faith with the side that beat Staines, the only change an enforced one with Ben May replacing Michael Thalassitis whose wrist injury had prevented him from training….

Fleet 2-0 Whitstable Town

Bill and Ben ensured that Ebbsfleet United made it to the final of the historic 125th Kent Senior Cup Final at Priestfield Stadium on May 5 after goals from May and Bricknell overcame Whitstable Town. The Ryman League side didn’t quite repeat their near heroics of the FA Trophy tie between the teams earlier this…

Fleet 2-1 Bishop’s Stortford

Aiden Palmer set the seal on an extraordinary Fleet fightback as Steve Brown’s side came from behind to beat play-off rivals Bishop’s Stortford – and all in the final 15 minutes of the match. Cliff Akurang’s first-half header – his third goal against the Fleet this season – had set Stortford on their way and…

Fleet 4-1 Bromley

An above-average FA Trophy attendance witnessed another four-star display from a clinical Fleet side who were clearly keen to show high-flying Bromley that the 10 league points that separate them might not be a long-term situation. Fleet made just one change from the defeat of Concord Rangers two weeks ago, Alex Osborn replacing the injured…