Blasting into the O’s zone

If you were a Fleet fan in the Eighties or early Nineties, the FA Cup was pretty lean pickings. Appearances in the First Round proper had ended in 1980 after our capitulation at home to Isthmian League St Albans City and we’d spent the next 12 years failing to make it beyond the qualifying rounds….

100 years on…

Another 100-year-old photo depicts life at Stonebridge Road a century ago – this snap taken on Easter Saturday – 3rd April, 1920 – as Fleet fans queue up for a friendly versus Clapton Orient. The O’s, then in Division Two alongside the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, as well as defunct…

Lawless rides into town

Garry Hill has swooped to add former Luton Town and Leyton Orient two-times National League winner Alex Lawless to his squad. The highly adaptable midfielder, who has also operated in a defensive role, joins the club after two years at Leyton Orient, where he picked up the second National League winners’ medal of his career…

Fleet welcome biggest league gate for 17 years

Yesterday’s attendance of 3,020 was the largest crowd for a regular league fixture at home since 2002’s Ryman Premier League showdown against Canvey Island that brought in an ‘official capacity’ of 4.098 (even though it was likely much larger). And you have to go back almost another 60 years to August 1960 to find a…

Fleet 2-0 Leyton Orient

The headlines will be about how Ebbsfleet United put a dent in Leyton Orient’s title charge but, for home fans, the talk is of their own team’s fortunes with today’s deserved win over the league leaders seeing the Fleet climb a place to sit just two points outside the play-offs. It was, as usual, a…

Bitty performance but a good return, says Fleet boss

Daryl McMahon saw his side’s four-game winning streak come to an end but the Fleet extended their unbeaten run to five and recent form on the road has pleased the manager. “It was a bitty performance, a bitty game,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “It wasn’t a good game really, there wasn’t many…