Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, Maidstone United 0.
Ebbsfleet United 2-0 Maidstone United
Ebbsfleet won their opening home game following promotion to the National League as Maidstone United finished with 10 men.
Maidstone's Stuart Lewis carried the main goal threat in a low-key first half, but was denied in the 13th minute by Myles Weston's well-judged tackle and in the 38th by a superb save from Nathan Ashmore.
It was Ebbsfleet who broke the deadlock in the 66th minute, though, when Luke Coulson cut in from the left and fired home in style.
Danny Kedwell made it 2-0 in the 77th minute after he was played in by Jack Powell and Lewis was sent off in stoppage time for a foul on Andy Drury.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 7PowellBooked at 51mins
- 5WinfieldBooked at 63minsSubstituted forShieldsat 90'minutes
- 11WestonSubstituted forMcCoyat 60'minutes
- 14McQueenSubstituted forMcLeanat 79'minutes
- 8LewisBooked at 90mins
- 3FinneySubstituted forWynterat 75'minutes
- 11WraightBooked at 9minsSubstituted forWillardat 73'minutes
- 14ReasonSubstituted forPaxmanat 70'minutes
- Neil Hair
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, Maidstone United 0.
Stuart Lewis (Maidstone United) is shown the red card.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sean Shields replaces Dave Winfield.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Aaron McLean replaces Darren McQueen.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 2, Maidstone United 0. Danny Kedwell (Ebbsfleet United).
Substitution, Maidstone United. Alex Wynter replaces Alex Finney.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Harley Willard replaces Tom Wraight.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jack Paxman replaces Jai Reason.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, Maidstone United 0. Luke Coulson (Ebbsfleet United).
Dave Winfield (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Marvin McCoy replaces Myles Weston.
Jack Powell (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Maidstone United 0.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Maidstone United 0.
Tom Wraight (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.