PREVIEW: Kent calling for Kutrieb’s first county clash

After an absence of more than a year – and what a year it’s been for football! – Fleet and Maidstone United renew their county rivalry in tonight’s Vanarama National League South clash. The clubs’ last meeting, back in March 2019, was a division higher as Fleet won it 2-0 but there’ll be precious few…

PREVIEW: Es meet again in evening encounter

It was certainly a case of contrasting weekends for Tuesday night’s protagonists, with Eastbourne Borough having hosted Blackpool in the Emirates FA Cup and Fleet having enjoyed a Saturday off, 24 hours after a somewhat more low-key affair in a friendly at Sutton United. Fleet will certainly have had ample time to get to grips…

Preview: Fleet’s focus fits the Bill

It may have seemed these past few years – with the odd pre-season friendly, the number of mutual players and the media interest surrounding Billericay Town – that our clubs have always been closely intertwined. Yet in any competitive environment, it is more than 18 years since the Fleet and Billericay have locked horns –…

Preview: Fleet plan their Hunger strikes

Ebbsfleet United have the opportunity to steal a march on their rivals this weekend as one of only two games in the Vanarama National League South takes place at the Kuflink Stadium. Emirates FA Cup action occupies the majority of South clubs on Saturday, with only the Fleet, Hungerford, Chelmsford and Maidstone in battles for…

Preview: Saints day away for the Fleet

Clarence Park hosts our second away day of the 2020/21 campaign with the Fleet making the first trip to St Albans since a 3-0 win in March 2017. The two sides have identical records of a win and a draw each going into this fixture, St Albans gaining their points courtesy of a win at…

PREVIEW: Fleet make haste into cup competition

So here we are at last. Seven months on from the shutdown that prematurely concluded 2019/20, Fleet’s longest lay-off in club history finally comes to an end. It may be a start to a season like no other – by now we’d usually have 15 or so league games behind us – but the anticipation…

Cameras catch a clash of Kings

Jack King will need little reminding of how his season began against Halifax last August (pictured above) but if he can keep his lively namesakes quiet this weekend (top scorer Cameron King plus Jeff King will likely line up for the home team) then that will go a long way to helping the Fleet to…

Fleet’s fine balance of hearts and heads at Hartlepool

Fleet will look to shake off the disappointment of narrow defeat to one play-off chaser by seeking to protect their unbeaten record against another. Following last Saturday’s late heartbreak at home to Stockport County, Kevin Watson’s side embark on their second farthest journey of the season to Hartlepool who sit one place above and on…

Fleet plan for profit from Stockport exchange

It’s a useful stat for the Fleet to take encouragement from – that they haven’t lost back-to-back games since Kevin Watson took over – but adding back-to-back wins will be crucial as the season’s remaining games tick down to single figures. Fleet’s last set of successive wins came in late October, just before we met…

Fleet’s eyes on second Magpies prize

One for sorrow, two for joy goes the nursery rhyme – and Fleet need to repeat their win of 10 days ago over the Magpies of Chorley against the Magpies of Maidenhead if there’s to be any joy from this Tuesday night’s trip. With a succession of relegation rivals in their sights – first Chorley,…