04:00PM, Tuesday 12 March 2019
Maidenhead players celebrate Ryan Upward's late winner on Saturday.
Maidenhead United moved nine points clear of the relegation zone with Saturday’s win against Sutton United and they will be looking for more of the same against old rivals Ebbsfleet United tonight.
The two sides came up from the National League South together at the end of the 2016/17 season, with Maidenhead piping Fleet to the title by two points.
Recent meeting’s between the two teams have been as close as can be, both winning one by one goal while sharing the spoils earlier this season in a 1-1 draw after the Magpies came from behind to claim a point.
Maidenhead travel to Kent in good form, winning four of their last six games. A perfect February ensured Alan Devonshire picked up the Manager of the Month award, but more importantly saw the Magpies put a healthy gap between themselves and the bottom four.
There were three changes to Devonshire’s side on Saturday and after the game he admitted there would be more against Ebbsfleet tonight. One that will be certain is a change upfront, after Mike Fondop saw red at the weekend, with Adrian Clifton or Josh Kelly the most likely replacements. Rene Steer limped off in the closing stages against Sutton, so he may not be risked this evening as Devonshire looks to make good use of his squad.
Ebbsfleet have not enjoyed the best of times recently, picking up just one win in their last six outings, but with an upset against high-flying Leyton Orient in 2019, Fleet will be itching to get back to winning ways, as they sit 10th, six places above the Magpies.
The game is scheduled for a 7:45pm kick off this evening. For travel and ticket information visit the Maidenhead United website here
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