Playing Squad

  • Daryl McMahon
    Daryl McMahon
  • Steve Gritt
    Steve Gritt
  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan
  • David Jupp
    David Jupp
  • Nathan Ashmore
    Nathan Ashmore
  • Jonathan Miles
    Jonathan Miles
  • Chris Bush
    Chris Bush
  • Kenny Clark
    Kenny Clark
  • Sam Magri
    Sam Magri
  • Lawrie Wilson
    Lawrie Wilson
  • Dave Winfield
    Dave Winfield
  • Luke Coulson
    Luke Coulson
  • Andy Drury
    Andy Drury
  • Jack Payne
    Jack Payne
  • Jack Powell
    Jack Powell
  • Dean Rance
    Dean Rance
  • Sean Shields
    Sean Shields
  • Myles Weston
    Myles Weston
  • Corey Whitely
    Corey Whitely
  • Danny Kedwell
    Danny Kedwell
  • Darren McQueen
    Darren McQueen
Daryl McMahon
Sponsored by The Fleet Supporters Trust

Appointed to the manager’s job in May 2015, Daryl was the Fleet’s youth academy manager before that, as well as club captain. He has considerable coaching experience at Boreham Wood, Tottenham Hotspur and Dagenham & Redbridge. A vastly experienced midfielder, Daryl represented the Republic of Ireland at the U16 European Championships and at U20 level. He began his club career as a West Ham trainee before spells at Port Vale and Notts County brought him Football League appearances. He played more than 65 times for Leyton Orient, before dropping into non-league with Stevenage (with whom he won the FA Trophy), Cambridge United and later Farnborough (where he featured against the Fleet in a play-off final), Boreham Wood, Eastleigh and Dover. He joined Ebbsfleet for £13,000 in June 2013 and helped guide the club to the 2014 Promotion Final (his fourth such final). He moved back to Boreham Wood briefly as a player in January 2015 but returned to the Fleet three months later. He guided Fleet to second place in the League in his first season as manager and narrowly missed out on promotion via the play-offs but saw that right in 2016/17, his side remaining unbeaten throughout 2017 as they finished second on 96 points and saw off Chelmsford City in the promotion final to take their place in the National League.

Steve Gritt
Sponsored by Glen Chapman Window Cleaning

A midfielder who played more than 400 times in a Football League career lasting almost 20 years, most of them for Charlton where he is fifth in the club’s all-time appearances list, Steve Gritt also turned out for Bournemouth and Walsall. He became joint manager of Charlton in 1991 alongside Alan Curbishley where he helped lay the foundations of the Addicks’ later success. Two years as Brighton manager and a caretaker spell at Millwall followed before Steve returned to The Valley as academy manager. He was Bournemouth’s chief scout before the call came in June 2013 to become Steve Brown’s assistant at the Fleet, a position he held until December 2014 when he took up the post of chief scout following Jamie Day’s appointment as manager. He returned to the role of assistant manager upon Daryl McMahon becoming manager in May 2015.

Michael Jordan

Michael joined the Fleet staff in the summer of 2016 as the club’s goalkeeping coach. He began his career as an Arsenal trainee, winning the 2001 FA Youth Cup with the Gunners and gaining international honours between the posts at England U17 and U19 level.

He played in the Football League for Chesterfield and in non-league for Lewes, Eastbourne Borough, Farnborough (for whom he turned out in the 2010-11 Promotion Final against Ebbsfleet), Boreham Wood and Concord Rangers.

David Jupp

A highly-respected and qualified coach, ‘Juppy’ first joined Ebbsfleet under manager Steve Brown in the summer of 2013, helping guide the team to the 2014 promotion final. From 1998, he worked at Brighton & Hove Albion, becoming manager of their centre of excellence and head of coach and player development. For three years from 2008, he was Albion’s youth/technical coach, instructing all ages of academy and youth team players and delivering specialist conditioning. He left the Fleet in November 2014 and spent a period as assistant manager at Lewes before returning to first-team coaching duties under Daryl McMahon in the summer of 2015.

Nathan Ashmore
Sponsored by Steve Sutherland Sports Marketing

Nathan is one of the league’s most highly-rated goalkeepers and was signed for a fee from Gosport Borough in March 2016. He began his career on the south coast with Gosport’s neighbours and rivals Havant & Waterlooville, coming through the Hawks’ Academy and breaking into the first team in 2008. He moved to Gosport, initially on loan, in 2011 and produced such displays that his stay was made permanent. Over five years, Nathan was instrumental in helping Gosport win two successive promotions, reach an FA Trophy Final at Wembley and become a play-off-challenging force in the National League South. He impressed on several occasions in Gosport colours against the Fleet and manager Daryl McMahon was quick to make his move for a goalkeeper who has attracted plenty of attention from Football League scouts. Nathan has firmly established himself as a cult hero among Fleet fans with a series of fantastic displays.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
450500630
Jonathan Miles
Sponsored by Mark Lindop

The Essex-born goalkeeper was part of the Spurs youth setup from the age of nine and graduated to a professional deal in 2012/13 via accomplished performances in the Premier League side’s U18s team. He earned new deals at White Hart Lane three seasons running while also playing in the Football League during a loan spell at Dagenham & Redbridge. The 6ft 2in stopper also turned out for Whitehawk on loan during 2013/14 (playing against the Fleet in a league fixture), as well as Tottenham’s U21 side and for Brentwood Town. Following his release from White Hart Lane he joined the Fleet in June 2015. He has provided cover for the goalkeeping position, playing a number of games in the FA Cup and Kent Senior Cup while also spending time at Concord, Gosport and Margate on loan.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
00301/070
Chris Bush
Sponsored by Chrissie & John Burgess

A 6ft 3in centre-back well known for his extremely long throw-ins and versatile enough to deputise in a left-back role, Chris began his career with Brentford but moved to AFC Wimbledon on loan, helping them to promotion from the Conference. The following season, he made 28 Football League appearances for the Dons after joining on a permanent basis. From 2012, he spent several seasons in the Conference with the likes of Gateshead, Hereford United, Welling United and Lincoln City, racking up more than 150 appearances in four seasons. Following his release by Lincoln City in 2016, he was snapped up by Chelmsford City and spent just over a season in Essex helping the club to the National South promotion final, where they lost to Ebbsfleet. With defensive injuries at the Fleet mounting, he signed for the Fleet at the end of August 2017.

Kenny Clark
Sponsored by Jessica & Graham McQueen

A central defender who began his career at Dagenham & Redbridge as a youth player and joined Thurrock after his release from the League Two club. He became club captain at a young age at Ship Lane in a four-year spell before Chelmsford fought off competition for his signature in the summer of 2011 and he quickly became a fans’ favourite, establishing himself as captain in a side that reached the play-offs. After two seasons with Chelmsford, where he featured in more than 80 games, he was snapped up by Dartford where he made 31 Conference Premier appearances. He was offered a new deal but failed to agree terms and the Fleet stepped in quickly to sign the defender in the summer of 2014. Always reliable and strong in the heart of the Fleet defence, Kenny passed the 100-game mark for the club in January 2017 and was voted supporters’ player of the year last season.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
425517/0119 (+1)12
Sam Magri
Sponsored by Masters Tattooers of Bexleyheath

A highly-rated defender who played for England from U16 to U19 level, Sam is a current Maltese international and a versatile player who can play at right-back or as a centre back. Having come through the youth ranks at Portsmouth, he had a trial at Liverpool before signing for QPR, then playing on loan for Nuneaton and spending 2014/15 in Crystal Palace’s reserves. He joined Dover Athletic in the summer of 2015 and spent the next two seasons as a regular in the Whites defence, helping them challenge for the National League play-offs in successive seasons. Despite being offered a new contract by Dover and being chased by clubs in Scotland and in the Football League, he opted for a move to the Fleet in June 2017.

Lawrie Wilson
Sponsored by 3Amigos

Experienced right-back or right midfielder signed from Port Vale in January 2018. He 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. Lawrie is an adaptable player who has also featured at left-back and across the midfield in his career. After coming through Charlton’s youth team, he joined Stevenage from Colchester United and won the FA Trophy in 2009. He was a mainstay in the most successful Stevenage side ever and he helped the club climb the leagues, winning the Conference in 2010, then promotion from League Two in 2011 and qualification for the League One play-offs in 2012. He spent three seasons in the Championship at Charlton from summer 2012 after signing for an undisclosed fee, before moving to Bolton in 2015. He helped the Trotters regain their place in the Championship in his second season at the Reebok Stadium before signing a two-year deal at Port Vale last summer. He has also played on loan for Welling United, Rotherham United and Peterborough United.

Dave Winfield
Sponsored by David Rutnam

An experienced central defender who was formerly vice captain at York City, the 6ft 3in player is an imposing fixture in Fleet’s rearguard. He won the Conference with hometown club Aldershot Town, also turning out for Chertsey Town, Staines Town and Salisbury City on loan during a six-year spell with the Shots. He made his Football League debut for them in 2009 and in 2010/11 arrived at Wycombe Wanderers for a £25,000 fee. There he enjoyed further success, playing regularly in the side that won automatic promotion to League One. Dave played another two years for Wycombe before he was snapped up by Shrewsbury Town for one more season at League One level in 2013/14. A move to York followed and, with a spell on loan at AFC Wimbledon in between, Winfield clocked up more than 50 appearances for the Minstermen. As a defensive lynchpin of the City side, he won the Clubman of the Year trophy at the end of the campaign but rejected a new deal to return south and sign for the Fleet in June 2016. He capped his first season with the equalising goal in the promotion final.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
34 (+1)4413/238 (+1)5
Luke Coulson
Sponsored in memory of Tony Russel

A July 2017 signing from Barnet, Luke Coulson was well known to Fleet fans when he scored two excellent goals against us playing for Oxford City. The versatile St Helens-born player favours a wide midfield position but is equally at home on the left or right flanks, at full back and in central berths. Luke spent nine years in Manchester City’s ranks and appeared for Cardiff City in an FA Cup tie before signing for Oxford City in the summer of 2015. He quickly established himself as one of the National League South’s most exciting midfielders and on two occasions and it wasn’t long before other clubs came calling, with Eastleigh paying a club record fee to sign him in January 2016. More fantastic form in the National League had scouts in the Football League taking an interest and in January 2017, Eastleigh sold him to Barnet, again for a club record fee. He played 15 times for the Bees in League Two before the Fleet paid a fee for him on the eve of the 2017/18 season.

 

Andy Drury
Sponsored by [tbc]

Vastly experienced midfielder in his second spell with the Fleet.  He started out with Sittingbourne before moving into the Conference with the Fleet in 2003. In a three-year stay at Stonebridge Road, he played 118 games and scored 19 goals before work circumstances led him to Lewes in 2006, with whom he won the Conference South. Two successful seasons at Stevenage followed, where Andy picked up FA Trophy and Conference winners’ medals. He moved on to Luton Town in 2010 where a series of stellar performances brought him to the attention of Ipswich Town, who paid £150,000 for him in 2011. In all he played 64 times for the Tractor Boys at Championship level befoe moving on to Crawley Town in League One and returning to Luton Town for £100,000 in 2014. Another move to Eastleigh came about in the summer of 2015, where he helped the Spitfires defeat Swindon in the FA Cup before Fleet snapped him up in December 2016. Originally a winger in his first spell with the club, Andy has adopted a more central role as his career has progressed and offers the side plenty of skill, drive and awareness in the middle of the park.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
24 (+2)5203/0131 (+15)24
Jack Payne

A big signing for the Fleet for their first season back in the National League, midfielder Jack put pen to paper on a deal in June 2017 after spending the previous season at Blackpool. The locally born midfielder figured 44 times and played for the victorious Tangerines in their League Two play-off final at Wembley v Exeter City before arriving at the Fleet. Capable of operating in a number of roles in a largely central midfield berth, he began his career at Gillingham where he played more than 100 games in a five-year spell and earned the club’s young player of the year award in his first season. He had three years at Peterborough United from 2013 following a £750,000 switch from the Gills, playing with Posh in the Championship and figuring in the League One play-offs in 2013/14 and he also spent six months on loan at Leyton Orient in 2015/16.

Jack Powell
Sponsored by [tbc]

Creative central midfielder Jack began his career in West Ham’s youth academy before he joined Millwall in 2013. He made two appearances in the Championship in August 2014 and several more in cup games, being described by the then Lions manager Ian Holloway as “oozing vision and confidence with top-drawer passing and reading of the game”. Skilful, two-footed and composed on the ball, Jack spent time on loan at Concord Rangers and Braintree Town. On being made a free agent, he interested several clubs in 2016, having trials with Swindon Town and others at National League level, before joining the Fleet in July 2016 following a pre-season trial game. A real danger from set pieces, Jack has scored numerous goals from direct free-kicks and managed 12 goals in his first season at the Fleet.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
32 (+9)10731/039 (+9)13
Dean Rance
Sponsored by Mandy Chapman

The highly-rated midfielder came through the Gillingham youth academy, ending up as top scorer in his final year before signing a professional contract. After a loan spell at his hometown side Maidstone, as well as Bishop’s Stortford, he was awarded a new Gillingham contract and made his debut in an FA Cup tie. A further loan period at Dover was made permanent in May 2012 and Dean featured regularly in the Whites side that made it all the way to the Conference South promotion final in 2013, before joining the Fleet a month later. His combative, holding style became a vital part of Fleet’s midfield and he was voted players’ player of the year in 2013/14. Injury curtailed his 2014/15 season somewhat but he played a full part in 2015/16 and is currently the club’s longest-serving player with more than 150 games to his credit.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
34 (+8)35 (+1)011/0148 (+20)7
Sean Shields
Sponsored by Peter Varney Associates Ltd

A talented winger who signed from Dagenham & Redbridge in December 2014 and whose whole-hearted performances have made him an instant hit with Fleet fans. After eight years with Tottenham’s youth academy he had two spells with Potters Bar Town before a 2010 move to St Albans saw him hit the headlines. He made almost 100 appearances for the Saints, scoring 21 times, before he was snapped up on a three-year contract by the Daggers in January 2013. Having played 15 times for the League Two club, he moved back to St Albans on a temporary basis before joining up with the Fleet, initially on loan – and he proved impressive enough for the club to make the deal permanent in January 2015. He spent part of 2015/16 on loan at various clubs, particularly impressing at Margate, before returning to the Fleet at the tail-end of the campaign and once again showing he still had plenty to offer the club, culminating in Sean signing a new deal in the summer of 2017.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
17 (+17)46 (+1)11/070 (+42)14
Myles Weston

A June 2017 signing from Wycombe Wanderers, Myles has more than 320 Football League appearances to his name as well as international caps for Antigua & Barbuda. The former England youth player came through the ranks at Arsenal and Charlton Athletic before breaking into league football with Notts County (where he won player of the year in 2009) and then moved into League One with Brentford. After three years at Griffin Park, he switched to Gillingham in 2012 and was part of the side that won the League Two title in his first season. He repeated the promotion trick in 2015 upon moving to Southend and then played 26 times for Wycombe in 2016/17. A skilful, pacy addition to the Fleet side, Weston can operate as a striker as well as his more usual position on either flank.

Corey Whitely
Sponsored by Dave & Julie Lockwood

Signed from Dagenham & Redbridge in February 2018, the former Tottenham schoolboy attracted plenty of interest from clubs in the EFL before he signed on the dotted line at the Fleet. Previously with Cheshunt and Waltham Forest, Corey made his name at Enfield who he rejoined in 2013/14 and he spent two seasons in North London, scoring 55 goals and providing 27 assists. He was twice named in the Ryman League team of the year and won two players’ player of the year awards at Enfield, as well as manager’s player of the year. Dagenham snapped him up in the summer of 2016 and he went on to scoop another couple of player of the year awards at the end of the 2016/17 season, having scored 16 times and featured in the National League team of the year. He got off to a terrific start this season, scoring eight goals for the Daggers in the first 10 games of the season, before the Fleet made their move for the coveted player in February. He is equally comfortable in an attacking midfield role or wide areas. He scored on his debut for the Fleet, only 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute at FC Halifax Town.


Danny Kedwell
Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Sales Managers

A Kent-born powerhouse striker whose signing by Fleet in January 2015 caused ripples around non-league, Danny played for a host of Kent clubs before making his breakthrough at Herne Bay and Welling United, scoring 40-plus goals for the Wings between 2005 and 2007. A season at Grays Athletic in the Conference Premier followed before a move to AFC Wimbledon in 2008 saw Kedwell help fire the Dons into the Football League, averaging almost a goal every other game, netting 67 times in three seasons. In 2011 he moved to Priestfield for an undisclosed fee and was top scorer in the season Gillingham won the League Two championship, becoming a real favourite among Gills fans. A tireless worker for the team, Danny’s strength and running is second to none and he is always looking to carve out chances for his teammates while still proving to be a regular goalscorer himself. Fleet skipper in 2016/17 and the man who lifted the promotion trophy last season, he has passed 100 games for the club and signed a new contract this summer.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
45 (+2)18 (5 pens)62 (pen)3/0149 (+11)52
Darren McQueen
Sponsored by The Fleet Supporters Trust

The player whose winning goal in the promotion final sealed Fleet’s ascent to the National League, Darren was top scorer last season in his first attempt at that level of football. A calm, cool, exciting and very promising striker he joined the Fleet in July 2016, showing pace, intelligence, maturity and great awareness in his first campaign. He was previously on the books of Ipswich Town, landing a one-year professional deal after departing Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2014 and he played in the League Cup for the Blues. He spent 2015/16 with Maldon & Tiptree in the Ryman League Division One North, netting 17 goals in 39 games for the Jammers and. He was rewarded with a new contract midway through last season and finished 2016/17 with 20 goals from 23 starts.


Player Stats
LEAGUE GAMESLEAGUE GOALSCUP GAMESCUP GOALSY/R CARDSCAREER GAMESCAREER GOALS
9 (+4)3001/032 (+25)23
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