New year, new TV game…

Ebbsfleet United will feature on television once more as the first live National League game of 2018.

Our New Year’s Day match at Hayes Lane versus Bromley will be shown live via BT Sport.

The match will now kick-off at 7.45pm, rather than the original 3.00pm.

The National League’s press release about our TV game and another featuring a Kent side is below:

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BT Sport have announced two live games over the New Year holiday in the Vanarama National League.

On Saturday, December 30th, kicking-off at 12.30pm, BT Sport comes live from the EBB Stadium where Aldershot Town entertain Maidstone United.

Gary Waddock’s youthful Shots side play attractive, entertaining football and several of their players are currently attracting attention of clubs as high as the Championship.

Waddock’s side have been a little inconsistent to date in the league but are up there amongst the leading scorers in the division and their fans are hopeful of a play-off push.

The same can be said for Jay Saunders’ Stones side, who have been defensively sound this term and have kept five clean sheets.

Maidstone enjoyed a tremendous 4-2 win at League Two Cheltenham Town in the Emirates FA Cup last weekend and Waddock`s men will have to keep a tight hold of strike duo Zavon Hines and Joe Pigott.

Then BT Sport’s New Year’s Day offering comes from Hayes Lane where Bromley entertain Ebbsfleet United in an eagerly-awaited Kent derby.

The game kicks-off at 7.45pm, so the hangovers should be well and truly over by then!

Daryl McMahon’s Fleet side have acquitted themselves really well on their return to non-League football’s top flight, although they have drawn too many games for the manager’s liking.

But they have proven to be hard to beat, and in Danny Kedwell, possess one of the division’s most respected forwards.

Bromley have maintained a top seven place for the majority of the campaign to date but have also suffered some mixed results – raising eyebrows when hammering Leyton Orient 6-1 on August 15th, and then suffering a 5-1 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge 11 days later.

New Year derby games are usually fiercely fought and under the lights at Hayes Lane, this one certainly has the look of a cracker to start off 2018.


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