“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…

Sutton United 1-0 Fleet

It was the traditional Sutton sickener for the Fleet as they somehow left Gander Green Lane empty-handed after enjoying the bulk of play in the second-half. Heading towards a goalless draw but with Fleet pressing, a corner in injury time was just about forced over the line by Gime Toure to hand Sutton their third…

PREVIEW: Sutton United

There was a time you could pretty much guarantee a home win in a Fleet-Sutton United clash. The Surrey side had never won at Stonebridge Road until April but they’ve since walked away with successive 1-0 victories in Kent. While the Fleet’s record in Surrey was never quite as bad, in recent years trips to…

Daz departs as Sutton sign striker

Striker Darren McQueen has today signed for Sutton United on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old was in his third season with the Fleet, having signed initially on loan from Maldon & Tiptree in the summer of 2016 before agreeing a permanent contract in January 2017. The ex-Tottenham youth player will, of…

“Performances need to turn into wins…”

Daryl McMahon admitted to sounding “like a broken record” following Fleet’s one-goal defeat at home to Sutton United but said his side needed to quickly turn their performances into victories. “We’ve got the ball most of the time,” McMahon told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “Go back and watch the four games we’ve played, the…

Fleet 0-1 Sutton United

After drawing blanks at Stonebridge Road for years, Sutton earned their second 1-0 win on Fleet soil inside five months — but the home side will be kicking themselves for the manner of defeat as a self-inflicted goal handed the visitors the points. Craig Eastmond got the goal just past the half-hour mark but he…

PREVIEW: Sutton United

It barely seems any time at all since Sutton United last paid the Kuflink Stadium a visit. Indeed only Chesterfield have played a competitive game against the Fleet on our home turf since the last occasion Paul Doswell’s side were in town, so there’s not a lot the two sets of squads will need to…

Fleet didn’t reach their levels, says reasoned McMahon

Daryl McMahon acknowledged his side never reached the levels of recent performances against Sutton but insists his bare-bones squad are up for the thousand-mile challenge to Gateshead and Torquay. The defeat, Fleet’s first at home in almost three months, saw Dover leapfrog us into the seventh place but with a game in hand, McMahon’s side…

Fleet 0-1 Sutton United

Sutton waited for their first win on Fleet home soil for when they arguably needed it most as they ended their own poor run and the home side’s 11-game unbeaten streak. In so doing it confirmed their own place in the end-of-season play-offs and meant Fleet will have to rely on their game in hand…

Sutton showdown provides Kuflink’s Community Day climax

It wasn’t so very long ago (three years in fact) that an Ebbsfleet-Sutton fixture was a meeting of National League South also-rans. In Daryl McMahon’s last season as a player, lower mid-table Sutton were about to do damage to Fleet’s faltering play-off challenge, with both sides finishing 2014/15 well outside the play-off positions. Fast forward…