City aim to bounce back against Ebbsfleet
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EBBSFLEET United will appear at Clarence Park for the first time since changing their name from Gravesend & Northfleet in 2007.
THE LOWDOWN: Liam Daish’s side are in their first season in Blue Square Bet South after suffering relegation from the Premier Division last season.
The 2008 FA Trophy winners had a mixed start to the campaign but recent good form has seen them shoot up the league table and the Kent outfit currently sit sixth with 19 points.
THE MANAGER: Liam Daish has been manager at Stonebridge Road since February 2005 following an illustrious career that saw him appear in the Premier League with Coventry City.
Daish cut his managerial teeth at Havant & Waterlooville leading them to the semi-finals of the FA Trophy in 2002/03.
Daish moved to Kent in 2005 and helped them achieve a sixth place finish in 2006-07, the club’s highest ever placing. The following season he led Fleet to the Trophy Final where Chris McPhee’s goal gave them victory over Torquay United at Wembley.
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PLAYER TO WATCH: Calum Willock is Fleet’s leading scorer this season with eight goals to his name.
The striker, who has had spells with Fulham, Brentford, Peterborough United, Stevenage and Cambridge United, moved to Stonebridge Road in the summer and is also a St Kitts & Nevis international.
Former Saint Ram Marwa is also a new face at the club having joined following his release by Hayes & Yeading in the summer.
LAST TIME: Goals from Djoumin Sangare and Ben Martin could not stop Fleet from defeating St Albans City 3-2 in their final away game of City’s Conference National adventure.
Fleet also recorded a 3-2 win on their last visit to Clarence Park when Mark De Bolla’s 90th minute strike denied City a point. The Saints had found themselves 2-0 down with Charlie McDonald netting a brace for the visitors but a spirited comeback saw the home side draw level through a Tom Davis penalty and Paul Hakim strike only for De Bolla to render City’s efforts worthless.
For those of you who are unable to make it to Clarence Park on Saturday, you can keep up with the action via our CITYLIVE service which will start at around 2.30pm.