Match Rewind v Notts County, 2003

When the Notts County ball emerged from the FA Cup velvet bag immediately after ourselves in November 2003, Fleet fans could have been forgiven for feeling a little bit blasé about it. After all, with promotion to the Conference in the intervening time and having played the Magpies only three short years before, it didn’t…

“A hell of a hit!” Holmes gives a keeper’s verdict on Payne opener

Jordan Holmes saved Fleet once in time added on but couldn’t quite do it twice… though at least he wasn’t in the way of the thunderbolt strike by teammate Josh Payne. Holmes had a view from behind as Payne smashed his seventh-minute opener past the goalkeeper’s opposite number, who was left flat on his back….

Watson takes heart amidst disappointment

Fleet manager Kevin Watson admitted to extreme disappointment after his side had all but grabbed a replay only to see it wrestled out of their grasp in a frenetic Emirates FA Cup finale. “What a way to lose a game and I just said to the boys to take a little bit of heart from…

Fleet 2-3 Notts County

Sixteen years apart, it took another last-minute Notts County goal at the Swanscombe End to steal a replay at Meadow Lane from Fleet’s grasp. This time, however, the home fans were convinced they were at least in the draw for Round 2 after Gozie Ugwu’s penalty a minute from time had levelled the scores. It…

Can Fleet unravel Notts at third time of asking?

Kevin Watson will be hoping to overturn history by guiding the Fleet past Notts County in a cup tie – and making the Second Round for the first time as ‘Ebbsfleet United’. It was County who Fleet faced as Gravesend & Northfleet in our previous Second Round tie in 2003, the then Second Division (League…

FA Cup tickets available in advance

Ebbsfleet United are this week selling advance tickets for the Emirates FA Cup First Round clash v Notts County on Saturday 9th November. The match, which will be segregated, is pay on the day/at the turnstiles for both clubs but home fans can also purchase tickets in advance. Prices are as per our standard league…

Shields set for season-long loan

Ebbsfleet United have agreed a deal to loan Sean Shields to Notts County for the rest of the season. Shields, 27, was one of the players made available for transfer at the end of last season by Garry Hill. He has played six games this season, five of them from the bench, with his penultimate…

“We had to get some reward”

Garry Hill was satisfied with the point his side carved out against Notts County but admitted to mixed feelings with the possibility of a win tantalisingly close in the final minutes of Saturday’s game. “As much as I wanted to win here today, the number one thing was making sure we had some reward for…

Fleet 2-2 Notts County

It’s doubtful whether the home faithful have greeted a point with such an outpouring of relief and joy but Fleet came from behind twice and scored twice for the first time this season to move off zero points. And it was the least Garry Hill’s men deserved in a pulsating, blisteringly hot second half that…