Ebbsfleet Utd 1-3 Darlington

Blue Square Bet Premier

Liam Hatch scored twice as managerless Darlington beat Ebbsfleet to record a fifth win in nine games.

Darlo took the lead when Hatch volleyed in Marc Bridge-Wilkinson's corner.

But, after Jamie Chandler had hit the bar for the Quakers, Ebbsfleet levelled when Calum Willock headed into the roof of the net.

Hatch combined with Bridge-Wilkinson again to slot Darlington back in front before Dale Hopson lashed in the third from Paul Arnison's pass in added time.

POST-MATCH VIEWS

Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

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No complaints at defeat - Daish

"It was not a good day all round. But no complaints. They were better than us in all departments.

"We didn't do enough to get a result so we take it on the chin and we will learn from it.

"Liam Hatch gave the two centre-halves a tough time. They didn't deal with that. We allowed them too much time to play in midfield and, up front, we were not physical enough."

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