Telford remain four points above the Blue Square Bet Premier drop-zone after losing 3-2 to 10-man Ebbsfleet.
Paul Lorraine saw red for an elbow on Kyle Perry before Ebbsfleet went ahead through Michael West's free-kick.
Liam Enver-Marum doubled their lead after slotting home West's through-ball before he fired past keeper Ryan Young from 25 yards for 3-0.
Telford pulled one back through Adam Proudlock before Ryan Brooke's powerful 12-yard strike set up a nervy finish.
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Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:
"I'm really pleased with the three points and appreciative of the players' effort with one man down.
"We worked really hard, stayed bold and it paid off. It's come at a price, we had a lot of tired legs and players were running on empty in the end.
"I've got no argument for the sending off, it was a silly thing to do."