PREVIEW: Ebbsfleet United (H)

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Justin Edinburgh’s side enter the fixture on the back of a 1-1 draw against National League newcomers Salford on Saturday afternoon with Liam Hogan’s late own goal providing the O’s with a point.

Ebbsfleet will be looking to bounce back from an opening day defeat at the hands of Chesterfield when a second-half penalty form Zavon Hines was enough to sink the fleet.

Prior to the start of the season, Ebbsfleet enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season, they defeated League One outfit Gillingham and drew against Cambridge United and an XI Reading side.


The squad at Edinburgh’s disposal is likely to be similar to the one at Saturday’s opener aginst Salford City.

Tonight’s fixture may come too soon for midfielder Dale Gorman who has been in full-training for two weeks now since returning from his ankle injury.

Forward Matt Harrold is still unavailable for selection while he continues to regain fitness following his hamstring injury sustained at the end of last season.


Ticket information for tomorrow’s home fixture against Ebbsfleet can be found here.


The referee for tomorrow’s fixture will be Adrian Quelch, assisted by Jonathan Block and Marty Holmes with Zach Jacquart as the fourth official.

Last season, Quelch took charge of the O’s on two occasions which included the away clash against Ebbsfleet back in November when the O’s fell to a 2-1 defeat. Alex Lawless and James Dayton were both cautioned in that fixture.

In 17 National League appearances last term, the Christchurch born official brandished 61 yellow cards, two red cards and two penalties.


The first episode of The O’s show can be watched on the Club’s Youtube channel by clicking here.

Episode One features special guests:

  • David Mooney
  • Dean Brill
  • Charlie Lee and Josh Coulson

Head Coach Justin Edinburgh post the opening day draw at Salford City – here

Midfielder Craig Clay post Salford City – here.


Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed, or listen to audio commentary from Dulcet Dave on Ozone.

Audio commentary will be available through the match centre which will appear at the top of the homepage, with commentary starting 30 minutes before kick-off.

Match report and reaction following the game will appear on