Lawrie leaves as contract concludes

Ebbsfleet United can confirm that defender Lawrie Wilson will depart Stonebridge Road on the conclusion of his playing contract. The 32-year-old, whose contract with the Fleet is up at the end of June, leaves having completed two and a half seasons in the red shirt. Wilson joined the club after leaving Port Vale in January…

Fleet to join in the 5k for £5 challenge

Fleet’s Lawrie Wilson is extending his drive for NHS donations to the Fleet squad and fans, with a call to run 5km and donate £5 to the NHS. It’s a funding effort that has already begun to gather pace amongst players of clubs up and down the country on social media and via Lawrie’s running…

‘Sitting duck’ Wilson plays through the pain

As an Ebbsfleet United defender, it’s fair to say this season has at times been a battle. But there are no greater warriors than the Fleet back line in recent games with two successive clean sheets and a real stubborn streak that has seen only Chesterfield score more than a goal against them in the…

Trophy break will do us good says Wilson

Lawrie Wilson returned to the starting lineup at Enfield to make his 65th appearance for the club and thinks the week’s break from the National League will aid the Fleet players. Wilson, who won the FA Trophy with Stevenage in 2009 and was a runner-up in 2010, told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster: “It’s quite…

Captains of industry

Garry Hill has officially named three of his players to positions of responsibility ahead of the kick-off on Saturday v FC Halifax Town. The Fleet boss has selected a team captain, a vice captain and a club captain as he seeks to knit together an industrious side that has been unbeaten in pre-season. Jack King…

Wilson back to enjoying his football

Lawrie Wilson has enjoyed being part of Fleet’s unbeaten league run of late, having played in seven games since his return from loan at Maidstone, and he says the unbroken run is having a positive effect. “I’m definitely enjoying my football,” he told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “I don’t think any footballer who isn’t…

Lawrie loaned to Stones

Fleet defender Lawrie Wilson has joined fellow National League club Maidstone United on a month’s loan. The 31-year-old, who coincidentally made his Fleet debut at the Gallagher Stadium against the Stones after joining from Port Vale in January, has made two appearances this season but currently finds a regular start hard to come by. He…

Lawrie lands from the Vale

Ebbsfleet United are pleased to confirm the signing of Lawrie Wilson from Port Vale. The experienced right-back has played more than 200 times in the Football League, many of those at Championship level with Charlton Athletic, and he recently won promotion from League One with Bolton Wanderers. The 30-year-old, a long-time target of Daryl McMahon’s,…

Survivors: Charlie Buchan, Andy Wilson

One of Northfleet’s pre-war heroes was a teenager who would go on to become a giant of the game. Charles (Charlie) Buchan was born in Plumstead in 1891. A trainee teacher of botany upon leaving school, he joined Woolwich Arsenal in 1909 and played four reserve games, being selected as back-up for the first team’s…