On this day: August 22nd

This day in Fleet history has seen some booming crowds down the years – with 3,600+ in the Fifties somewhat overshadowing the 372 that attended a Kent Senior Cup fixture the last time we played on this date! It’s not been an especially happy hunting ground of late with the last four games on August…

Bubb just a Stones’ throw from Wembley as he joins Wealdstone

Bradley Bubb has departed Ebbsfleet United and has signed for National League South club Wealdstone. The 29-year-old striker goes straight into Bobby Wilkinson’s squad for their FA Trophy quarter-final at Billericay Town this weekend to play for a place in the last four and a potential trip to Wembley. The former Farnborough, Aldershot Town and…

Fleet refuse to look beyond The Vale

Fleet may well have brushed Wealdstone aside by 4-1 at Stonebridge Road earlier in the season (pictured) but fresh from being one of only two sides to conquer leaders Maidenhead United, the Stones are likely to be a much different prospect at The Vale this Saturday. Looking to build on the hard-fought win over Dartford…

Goal hero Phillips eyes partnership

Mark Phillips got his first goal in an Ebbsfleet shirt this afternoon to celebrate his bounce back from a car crash and he heralded a burgeoning partnership with Jack Powell. “Jack’s got some good deliveries,” Phillips told Charles Webster for BBC Radio Kent, “so I can read a player’s delivery and know where they’re going to put…

Macca hails Fleet’s freedom of expression

Daryl McMahon ended a trying week in the best possible way with a 4-1 win in front of home fans and he was pleased with the manner in which his 3-5-2 setup gave Fleet an attacking edge. “We’ve worked on [that formation] in pre-season and the players enjoy playing in it,” McMahon told Charles Webster…

Dr Abdulla happy with showing on and off field

Fleet owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi was a happy man as his visit to England this week coincided with his side’s 4-1 demolition of Wealdstone. And the KEH and Ebbsfleet chairman also got to see first-hand how his project is faring as the first elements of the new main stand’s steel framework were visible along Stonebridge Road……

Fleet 4-1 Wealdstone

Fleet smashed four goals at home for the third time this season to provide some much-needed cheer after back-to-back defeats and it was another first-half masterclass that underpinned the victory. Our first win over Wealdstone at Stonebridge Road for 22 years even arrived despite Fleet’s third missed penalty of the season but that was quickly…

Manager’s Notes 10.09.2016

Here we are again at Stonebridge Road with the games arriving quickly on top of one another and I’d like to welcome Gordon Bartlett and all at Wealdstone to today’s game. It’s obviously not been an ideal time for us results-wise since we got that excellent win here against Margate. At Gosport we had a…

Fleet out for blood from the Stones

Ebbsfleet will seek to get back to winning ways this Saturday at the end of a tough week that has seen back-to-back defeats at Gosport and Chelmsford. And having faced probably the best side to date in the Clarets, this weekend’s visitors Wealdstone will be another tough nut to crack. With a good recent record at…

A defensive disappointment but don’t panic, says Macca

Daryl McMahon has refused to be drawn into knee-jerk panic measures off the back of Saturday’s home defeat to Wealdstone but admitted that a poor defensive display had cost his side at least a point. McMahon told BBC Radio Kent, “I said to the boys in the changing room it doesn’t matter what way we…