Playing the fool

April Fool’s Day is traditionally (though perhaps not this year!) a time for jokers to wheel out the tricks of their trade – but for Fleet fans the day has largely been a joke at their own expense. It’s certainly been no laughing matter being a Fleet fan on April Fool’s Day down the years…

Danny Mills heads to Welling

Striker Danny Mills has joined Welling United on a season-long loan. The 27-year-old signing from Whitehawk spent much of last season on loan at Dartford and the Fleet made him available for transfer this summer. He reunites with former Whitehawk manager Steve ing at Park View Road. Welling lost striker Adam Coombes to Billericay Town…

Fleet boss delighted with first-half fightback

Daryl McMahon’s biggest positive from this afternoon’s 5-1 demolition of Welling United was the way his players rallied and fought back in the first-half after falling behind to a 7th minute goal. “I’m most pleased with the first half because we showed good quality in getting the ball down and passing,” McMahon told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster….

Fleet 5-1 Welling United

Having scored 20 goals in March, Fleet are already a quarter of the way to that total on the first day of April. Once again it was a true team effort with four different scorers and Fleet coming back from the setback of an early Welling goal. Daryl McMahon made one change, bringing Jack Powell…

Dazzler Darren takes aim at new targets

Having seen his scoring tally rise to 17 in all competitions after his hat-trick against Bishop’s Stortford, Darren McQueen admits he may be moving the goalposts again on his original target for the season. The 21-year-old now has as many goals as he scored last season for Maldon & Tiptree and the jump up two divisions…

Powell scores in slow motion

Like a character from The Matrix, Jack Powell felt his world moved in slow motion as he reacted quicker than anyone else to fire home Saturday’s winner at Welling United. “To be fair to [Bradley] Bubb, he gets in those positions and he picks people out and he’s seen me just creeping in towards the edge of the box,”…

Macca’s faith in 10 men pays off

Daryl McMahon inspired his troops at half-time with a little bit of flattery to remind them that even with 10 men he believed in their ability to see through that second-half against Welling United. “I said to them at half-time there’s not a team I’d rather be manager of going down to 10 men with the…

Welling United 1-2 Fleet

A winner from Jack Powell right at the end of this tough match saw 10-man Fleet pocket three points to spark jubilation on the field and on the terraces as the visitors made it eight games unbeaten in the league. Dave Winfield’s 38th minute sending-off made it an uphill task for the Fleet, who led 1-0…

Fleet up against some old faces

Ebbsfleet United head for their second Kent derby of the season expecting a tougher battle than the 4-0 win over Margate at the end of August. While Welling United’s start to the season could kindly be described as “below par”, a shake-up of the playing staff and of the coaching team has the Park View Road club poised…

Welling Utd 2-3 Fleet

Fleet repeated the 3-2 scoreline of their previous visit to Park View Road with two-goal Jordan Parkes the hero in an entertaining match against National League opponents Welling United. Daryl McMahon’s side played some pleasing football in the opening period and kept Welling largely confined to a defensive game for the first 45 minutes. Parkes…