Fleet 0-0 Maidstone United

Fleet’s first Kent derby of the season and Dennis Kutrieb’s first one ever ended all square at the Kuflink Stadium, with both sides having chances to win the game. The home side were also convinced they deserved a second-half penalty when substitute Adam Mekki appeared to have his heels clipped cutting into the box but…

Chippenham Town 1-2 Ebbsfleet United

There were tunes emanating from the Fleet dressing room at full-time following this hard-fought win in Wiltshire… the only surprise was that one of them wasn’t November Rain. A pre-match deluge and another torrent in the closing stages of the match threatened to dominate proceedings and meant this was hard work for both sides –…

Eastbourne Borough 1-1 Fleet

Fleet extended an unbeaten record against Eastbourne Borough to 18 matches but the home side will have been pleased enough with their draw having fallen behind to Alfie Egan’s first goal for the club 17 minutes from the end. But the Sports struck back within two minutes of the opener to take a share of…

Fleet 3-2 Hungerford Town

Roll out the clichés – a week’s a long time in football et cetera, et cetera. From a 3-2 defeat to a 3-2 win, Fleet turned up the drama dial, turned the scoreline on its head, came from behind, won with a sublimely worked goal… and did it all with 10 men for 45 minutes!…

St Albans City 3-2 Fleet

The Fleet suffered their first defeat in 90 minutes this season as St Albans rallied from 2-0 down to take the points courtesy of a second-half Shaun Jeffers header. Will Wood started in defence for the visitors, with Tom Hadler, Adam Mekki, Josh Payne and Rakish Bingham returning to the line up as well. Jake…

Fleet 1-1 (8-9pens) Chippenham Town

Late equalisers and penalty kicks for the second Emirates FA Cup tie in succession had the Fleet tantalisingly close to the Fourth Qualifying Round – but the footballing gods had other outcomes in mind as Chippenham prevailed in an extraordinary 17-goal shootout. With the score at 4-4 at the end of the regulation five penalties,…

Fleet 1-1 Dulwich Hamlet

The first Fleet-Dulwich clash for almost 20 years ended all square as the 10-man home side battled and fought for almost an hour following Jake Goodman’s red card – and had the better chances to win the game. Rakish Bingham put the Fleet ahead while it was 11 v 11 but former Fleet striker Danny…

Braintree Town 0-3 Fleet

It’s four years since Fleet last won an opening-day game and kept a clean sheet – 4-0 v Poole Town – and we all know what happened that season! There’ll be nobody getting ahead of themselves in the Ebbsfleet camp at this early stage but this was a convincing win nonetheless by Dennis Kutrieb’s men,…

Hartlepool United 0-1 Fleet

Few observers gave the Fleet much chance of making it a third 1-0 win in a row at Hartlepool, but Kevin Watson’s men did just that to maintain an unbeaten record against the home side, writes Mark Halliday. A late Gozie Ugwu penalty, the striker’s 13th goal of the season and 11th in the league,…

Fleet 0-1 Stockport County

As they did at Edgeley Park, Stockport County pulled the rug from under the Fleet in the final minutes to come away from the Kuflink Stadium with their first win here. It was a tough result on the Fleet who had certainly done more than enough in matching their opponents for a draw, although neither…