Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, FC Halifax Town 0.
Ebbsfleet United 2-0 FC Halifax Town
Substitute Sean Shields turned the match with two second-half goals as Ebbsfleet overcame in-form Halifax at Stonebridge Road.
The hosts made headway after the break when Darren McQueen fed Shields and advanced into the area to strike beyond Sam Johnson.
It had been a tight affair up to that point. The dangerous Matty Kosylo had cut inside and hit the Ebbsfleet post in the first half, but once ahead the home side forged on.
McQueen was again the provider for the clinching goal, 71 minutes in, as Shields turned expertly and threaded the ball through a small gap at the near post.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 1AshmoreBooked at 82mins
- 8DrurySubstituted forShieldsat 40'minutes
- 14McQueenSubstituted forCoulsonat 75'minutes
- 2MoyoSubstituted forMcManusat 80'minutes
- 15MacDonaldSubstituted forCharlesat 63'minutes
- 10OliverSubstituted forClarkeat 27'minutes
- David Rock
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, FC Halifax Town 0.
Nathan Ashmore (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Scott McManus replaces Cliff Moyo.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Luke Coulson replaces Darren McQueen.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Sean Shields (Ebbsfleet United).
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Dion Charles replaces Josh MacDonald.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Sean Shields (Ebbsfleet United).
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sean Shields replaces Andy Drury.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Clarke replaces Connor Oliver.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.