Mark my words and do the right thing

As the coronavirus crisis continues to grip the world, one ex-Fleet player has experienced the stark realities of COVID-19 rather more closely than most of us in lockdown. Defender Mark Phillips is one of a few former Fleet faces to have been through the illness, alongside former CEO John Moules and ex-striker Nathan Elder. Like…

Fleet announce released list

With the club finalising new deals for existing squad members, we can announce that nine players whose contracts expire at the end of this month will not be returning. Stuart Lewis, who is set to sign permanently for Maidstone United, along with Charlie Sheringham and John-Paul Kissock who were both loaned out to Hemel Hempstead Town…

Crossbar Challenge, Part Two…

In September, the first four Fleet squad players recorded their Crossbar Challenge at the club’s training ground and shortly before Christmas, another four likely contenders tried their luck in front of the new stand at Stonebridge Road. So, without further ado, can any of Dave Winfield, Mark Phillips, Stuart Lewis and Sean Shields better the achievements of…

Fleet 2-3 Maidenhead United

Red cards and late goals made for a great weekend at Welling but that was turned on its head this afternoon as 10-man Maidenhead capitalised on Fleet’s own late red card to take home a hard-earned three points. Fleet managed to keep headline act Dave Tarpey quiet but in so doing saw strike partner Sean…

Fleet 7-0 Havant & Waterlooville

The goals – and the goalscorers – continue to pour in for home fans as Fleet hit seven with six different goalscorers and equalled the club’s best ever FA Cup win from 21 years ago. Without injured trio Sean Shields, Kenny Clark and Dean Rance, there was an opportunity for Jack Connors, while Dave Winfield…

Goal hero Phillips eyes partnership

Mark Phillips got his first goal in an Ebbsfleet shirt this afternoon to celebrate his bounce back from a car crash and he heralded a burgeoning partnership with Jack Powell. “Jack’s got some good deliveries,” Phillips told Charles Webster for BBC Radio Kent, “so I can read a player’s delivery and know where they’re going to put…

Fleet 4-1 Wealdstone

Fleet smashed four goals at home for the third time this season to provide some much-needed cheer after back-to-back defeats and it was another first-half masterclass that underpinned the victory. Our first win over Wealdstone at Stonebridge Road for 22 years even arrived despite Fleet’s third missed penalty of the season but that was quickly…

Boss pins hopes on his new Fleet blend

Daryl McMahon has spoken of his summer recruitment ahead of Saturday’s opener and how he hopes a blend of winners, wise heads and hungry, talented youngsters can step up to the mark. The Fleet manager has rebuilt from the back this season and injected what he hopes will be more steel into a side that was guilty one…

SC Olhanense 4-1 Fleet

Ebbsfleet United’s 2016/17 squad had an excellent first workout across 90 minutes against Portugal’s LigaPro (Second Division) contenders SC Olhanense. In high temperatures at the 2,000-capacity Estádio da Nora in Ferreiras, Albufeira, Fleet fielded a strong starting lineup against a top-quality side who had begun their own pre-season programme two weeks ago. Trialist Evan Lopes was…

Last five player sponsorships up for grabs

As Fleet’s squad leave for their pre-season summer training base in Portugal, only a few members are still to be sponsored for the 2016/17 season. Should a business or supporter wish to snap up one or more of the remaining available kit sponsorships, players including Nathan Ashmore, Matt Fish, Aaron McLean, Mark Phillips and Charlie…