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Hartlepool: MATCH POSTPONED

Hartlepool: MATCH POSTPONED

Saturday’s match versus Hartlepool United at the Kuflink Stadium has been postponed. Following a pitch inspection early this morning, the referee has decided that while some of the frozen areas had thawed, those in shaded areas remained unplayable while one corner was rendered waterlogged when it thawed. While also taking into consideration the distances involved for Hartlepool fans and their…

First pre-season friendly at VCD postponed

First pre-season friendly at VCD postponed

Fleet aren’t having much luck with scheduled matches this summer after news that Saturday’s pre-season friendly against VCD Athletic is postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. This follows the postponement of our first game of the league season after Salisbury City’s expulsion. Heavy rain has left parts of the VCD pitch waterlogged – and given the Cray-based club’s reseeding and surface work on their…

A sprinkle of Spring…

A sprinkle of Spring…

While Fleet fans have enjoyed rather more football than rival supporters of late, with Stonebridge Road’s proud record of not having a game postponed this season, there was nevertheless a welcome sight on the pitch earlier today. In preparation for the FA Youth Cup game between Charlton and Arsenal on Friday evening, Fleet ground staff actually had to water the…

Car parking info for KSC game

Car parking info for KSC game

Ebbsfleet International Car Park C will be open as usual for Tuesday night’s Kent Senior Cup semi-final versus Whitstable Town, which has been switched to Stonebridge Road due to the Oysters’ fixture backlog and pitch problems. Fleet club car park season ticket holders please note that as this game is technically a Whitstable Town home game, reservations do not apply.…

Going up, up, up…

Going up, up, up…

The Club announced this morning that work is progressing well on the repairs to one of the main stadium floodlights damaged in last Saturday night’s storms. The work is being supervised by Associate Director Mark Humphreys of PHB Construction Ltd working in conjunction with the Club’s Maintenance Team and the Club’s Health and Safety Adviser Shane Jeeves of FFT and…

Storm brings floodlights crashing down

Storm brings floodlights crashing down

Fleet are counting the cost after weekend storms brought one of the floodlight pylons down with the fall smashing the lighting brackets. The pylon, situated in the corner by the ground entrance and the Plough End, was damaged during the onslaught of high winds on Saturday night. The club are working hard to ensure the area is made safe for…

Concord game postponed

Concord game postponed

Following an inspection that was a mere formality after more overnight rain, today’s Skrill South fixture at Concord Rangers has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Fleet club secretary Peter Danzey has already moved quickly to ensure a Tuesday night rearrangement rather than a Thursday game, agreeing with Concord to fill one of their few remaining Tuesday slots on…

Tonbridge game postponed

Tonbridge game postponed

Tonight’s Skrill South fixture against Tonbridge Angels has been postponed for a third time after heavy afternoon rain reversed the result of a previously successful pitch inspection at 1.00pm. The original fixture was postponed in November due to a waterlogged pitch and the first rearrangement also suffered a cancellation as Tonbridge were involved in an FA Trophy replay. Unsurprisingly, Angels…

Ground staff praised after conquering the weather

Ground staff praised after conquering the weather

Vice Chairman Peter Varney praised the Head Groundsman Craig Freeman and all the Clubs’s ground staff for their hard work in ensuring last Saturday’s match against Bishop’s Stortford went ahead. Varney said, “Last Friday the pitch resembled a lake. Craig and the ground staff worked until 8pm on Friday to clear all the surface water and with our new drainage…

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