Penalty decision baffles boss as Fleet keep clean sheet

With Fleet denied a penalty 20 minutes from time at the end of last night’s Kent derby, that was the obvious talking point for the home side post-match. Dennis Kutrieb couldn’t help but be frustrated by that decision but also praised his defence’s clean sheet on the night. “After the game, I would say we…

Numb Watson says that will never happen again

A clearly angry Kevin Watson pulled no punches after Fleet’s 7-0 defeat at Barrow, thanking the travelling supporters and believing they should be recompensed in some way while at the same time accusing his side of an unacceptable downing of tools. “As you can imagine it’s not a case of ‘well played and well done,…

Kevin Watson: “That was a kick up the backside”

Kevin Watson thought his side looked like a team with a hangover from a long away trip rather than Barnet, despite the Bees having had a late return from Barrow on Saturday. “Barnet got home from Barrow at 4.45 on Sunday morning because their lad had a head injury and they sat in the hospital…

An off day with the ball, says Fleet boss

Kevin Watson was disappointed at how his side lost the three points in stoppage time but reflected that a draw was no more than Stockport deserved for their second-half efforts. “The way it ended was disappointing,” said Watson, “but to all intents and purposes I’m pleased we’ve come away with a point because where we’ve…

We have to make teams earn goals, says Weston

Fleet goalscorer Myles Weston echoed his manager’s words after the final whistle at Solihull, saying once his side cut out the needless goals, they can get those elusive points on the board. The Antigua & Barbuda international, who re-signed for the Fleet in the summer, scored his seventh goal for the club as they enjoyed…

Fleet boss confident results will turn round

Garry Hill saw his side take the lead for the first time this season before succumbing late on to the league leaders but he remains upbeat that his players are capable of climbing the table. “The league table doesn’t tell lies but we’re not a bottom-of-the-table team,” he said. “And as soon as we get…

“There’s no Wednesday off here”

Garry Hill will have his players back in training on Wednesday morning as he remains determined to iron out his squad’s problems and get Fleet’s season firing. The Ebbsfleet boss watched his side’s good start fall by the wayside after the first goal and he says there’s no room in Fleet’s battle for days off….

That was like our first game of the season

After a sending-off in Game One and a threadbare, out-of-position side in Game Two, Garry Hill almost felt like Fleet got their campaign under way today in terms of performance. “It’s a silly thing to say but it was like our first game of the season,” he told BBC Radio’s Paul Francis. “We had a…

“It was Dover’s day” says Hill as play-off hopes are dashed

Garry Hill picked over the bones of Fleet’s second successive 1-0 defeat at home and believed Dover were worthy winners on an afternoon where his own side never quite grasped the nettle. “We knew it was going to be a tough game and it proved that way,” he said. “A local derby, Dover have been…

Fleet boss asked his players to “win the second-half”

Words may have been uttered at half-time but there were no teacups flying according to Garry Hill, as he said his first objective after coming in 3-0 down was to calm the changing room. “There was frustration at half time,” Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “They are shell shocked, emotions are running high…