Monday, February 18, 2013
The Bulls make a third trip of the season to Ebbsfleet tomorrow for another Conference game.
After winning at Stonebridge Road in the FA Trophy, the Bulls had a wasted trip in the week before Christmas with the pitch failing an inspection after an overnight stay. The Bulls are looking for a treble after a 4-2 win at Edgar Street and the 1-0 Trophy victory. In both games the Fleet have been reduced to 10 men for clattering Bulls loan strikers, the departed Kyle Perry and Tom Nichols.
Ebbsfleet boss Liam Daish made wholesale changes in the January window in a bid to save their Conference status, including four arrivals on Deadline Day, and recorded their only win in ten games over freefalling Gateshead last weekend. This past weekend the Fleet drew 0-0 with Stockport despite having a man advantage for over an hour, leaving them with a record of having scored in just one of the previous four matches. Former Bulls striker Nathan Elder remains top scorer with 12 in the league this season.
The Bulls haven't lost on the road since their defeat of the Fleet in the Trophy almost three months ago. Since then, they've won at relegation threatened Barrow and Braintree and won at play-off hopefuls Kidderminster as well as drawing with leaders Grimsby. Chris Sharp, after six weeks of full time training, has stepped up a gear in recent games and thoroughly deserved the plaudits for his performance at the weekend. The Bulls' first cash signing in five years is beginning to look like very good business.
Ebbsfleet United vs Hereford United, Stonebridge Road, Tuesday 19th February, 7.45pm.