Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Aldershot Town 2.
Ebbsfleet United 0-2 Aldershot Town
Aldershot claimed victory to hand Ebbsfleet their first defeat in this season's National League.
The Shots were defeated by the same scoreline at home to Dover at the weekend, but goals from James Rowe and Scott Rendell ensured they bounced back against a side who had won one and drawn eight of their previous nine league fixtures.
Rendell missed a gilt-edged opportunity but played a crucial role in the 16th-minute opener, dummying a dangerous ball across the goalmouth which allowed Rowe to slot home.
Ebbsfleet forward Danny Kedwell saw his header marvellously tipped over by Jake Cole, who, after the interval, partially stopped Darren McQueen's effort before Callum Reynolds cleared off the line.
They proved crucial interventions as Aldershot doubled their lead in the 67th minute, Rendell's expert backheel from Adam McDonnell's free-kick on the right channel going in off the post.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 12CookSubstituted forWestonat 82'minutes
- 4RanceSubstituted forMillsat 64'minutes
- 7PowellBooked at 57mins
- 17KellermanBooked at 24minsSubstituted forRobertat 82'minutes
- Adam Bromley
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Aldershot Town 2.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Myles Weston replaces Anthony Cook.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Fabien Robert replaces Jim Kellerman.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, Aldershot Town 2. Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town).
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Danny Mills replaces Dean Rance.
Jack Powell (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Aldershot Town 1.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Aldershot Town 1.
Jim Kellerman (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, Aldershot Town 1. James Rowe (Aldershot Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.