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Ashmore the difference between one point and nothing

Ashmore the difference between one point and nothing

Fleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore came in for praise from his manager after a late save meant Fleet were the first side in 17 games to stop Hartlepool United scoring. “Nathan Ashmore’s made a very important save again,” Garry Hill told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “Nathan Ashmore at the moment is playing very, very well. In the few games we’ve…

Red cards haven’t surprised me, says Garry Hill

Red cards haven’t surprised me, says Garry Hill

Garry Hill was choosing his words very carefully after seeing his side succumb to a second-half Solihull goal and then two late red cards in a post-match interview where the referee’s actions dominated the conversation. “It was a strange ending to a game,” said a restrained Fleet manager. “A lot’s gone on. When I look at the game first of…

“I fancied us to win it” says disappointed Hill

“I fancied us to win it” says disappointed Hill

Garry Hill put into words what all Ebbsfleet fans were thinking as his side went from a position in the ascendancy to despair, all within a few seconds of time added on. It was a familiar reverse at the hands of former National South rivals Sutton but Fleet had been much the better side in the second half. “Football does…

Fleet boss lauds a “freshness about the place”

Fleet boss lauds a “freshness about the place”

Garry Hill believes a fresh wind blowing through the Kuflink Stadium has helped the Fleet end the calendar year on a real high as his side put Eastleigh to the sword in the final game of 2018. “You can see a lot of freshness about the football club at the present time,” the manager told BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Cole.…

Adams raises a smile on and off the pitch

Adams raises a smile on and off the pitch

Ebou Adams produced a man-of-the-match-winning performance in midfield to collect the sponsors’ champagne at the end of 90 minutes but he almost introduced himself to them before that when he clattered into an advertising hoarding towards the end of the game. The midfielder decided against intercepting a ball destined for the touchline and instead slid headlong into the hoarding, prompting…

The big dog bites back

The big dog bites back

Chris Bush notched his second goal of the season in some style this afternoon with a free-kick that left FC Halifax goalkeeper Sam Johnson a reluctant admirer – and the Fleet defender scotched rumours that Myles Weston let him take it. “Westy will [take credit] but really and truly he knows he was never going to take it,” Bush told…

Hill: “Everyone’s gone home happy…”

Hill: “Everyone’s gone home happy…”

He got his first win and first goals under his belt as Fleet manager but Garry Hill was happier for the players and supporters as his side saw off FC Halifax Town. “I’m pleased for the players,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “It’s them who have gone out on the park and the supporters who’ve paid their money…

Danny dumbfounded by disallowed goal

Danny dumbfounded by disallowed goal

Danny Kedwell was as mystified as most inside the Kuflink Stadium when his second ‘goal’ was chalked off by referee Josh Smith. As the game headed into the final eight minutes of normal time, Kedwell latched on to a forward ball and outmuscled defender Kyle Jameson prior to despatching a shot past goalkeeper Joel Dixon. Mr Smith’s whistle put paid…

“Changing room will keep being positive” – Macca

“Changing room will keep being positive” – Macca

Daryl McMahon was disappointed not to take all three points from the Kuflink Stadium clash against Maidstone United as he saw his side concede an equaliser with 15 minutes left. “I’m disappointed we didn’t hold on to it,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “It was quite a good game, played in a good spirit and we probably had…

“We’ve got to start our season now”

“We’ve got to start our season now”

Daryl McMahon expressed huge admiration for his squad as they put a troubling week to one side to push Salford City all the way – and he urged Fleet to use it as a platform to haul themselves back up the league. “We’ve got to start our season now,” he said. “It’s a fantastic performance away against a good side…

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