Cody closes career at Fleet

Ebbsfleet United and Cody McDonald have parted ways following the cancellation of the striker’s contract by mutual consent. The 33-year-old was Garry Hill’s first signing as manager in November 2018 and he went on to feature 14 times for the Fleet up to last February, scoring three goals. A serious injury sustained in a home…

Injuries update

Kevin Watson is only expecting one of his injured foursome back in the very near future, with Alex Lawless having trained this week. Aswad Thomas and John Goddard are both sidelined by troublesome ankle injuries, with Goddard awaiting news about a possible operation, while Cody McDonald is still hard at work recovering from February’s ACL…

McDonald very much in manager’s plans

Garry Hill has stated that striker Cody McDonald will wear the Fleet shirt this coming season with an autumn return very much the ambition for the ex-Coventry City and Gillingham sharpshooter. McDonald, 33, was Hill’s first signing when he made the move in November, having left AFC Wimbledon. He scored three league goals from five…

Chesterfield 3-3 Fleet

An utterly unbelievable finish to this match saw defender Will Evans cap a Chesterfield comeback with an equalising goal and then save an injury time penalty after he had to go in goal following the home keeper’s late red card. In truly dramatic scenes, draw specialists Chesterfield turned around a 3-0 half-time deficit and then…

Braintree Town 0-4 Fleet

Fleet put four past Braintree Town for the second time in a week but on this occasion with no reply to make it three wins from three over Christmas and move within three points of the play-off spots. And they did it with the now-familiar quickfire start, opening the scoring inside three minutes as a…

Cody’s rolling back the years

It’s almost exactly 10 years since Cody McDonald last started and scored in a non-league game but he rolled back the years yesterday to seal Fleet’s win against Braintree Town. The 32-year-old created his side’s first and scored the fourth to put daylight between the Fleet and their visitors with half an hour of the…

Fleet 4-2 Braintree Town

Fleet got back to winning ways as Cody McDonald and Bagasan Graham registered their first goals for the club, with the former setting up his one-time Gillingham strike partner for the first of Danny Kedwell’s brace. Braintree got a lifeline courtesy of a sloppily defended corner and a penalty but the home side enjoyed the…

McDonald eager to repay the faith

Fleet’s debutant striker Cody McDonald is determined to repay the faith his new club have shown him by getting up to speed – and quickly – so that he can start scoring the goals that his pedigree in the game clearly suggests he is capable of. Speaking to BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster after he…

Fleet boss makes McDonald first new signing

Former Gillingham striker Cody McDonald has become Garry Hill’s first new signing as Fleet manager after completing a deal earlier today. The scorer of almost 100 goals at Football League level, McDonald played non-league football for Witham Town, Maldon and Dartford, scoring 65+ goals before interest from clubs higher up the pyramid. Norwich City signed…