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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.

Line-ups

Ebbsfleet

  • 1AshmoreBooked at 82mins
  • 4Rance
  • 24Magri
  • 26Bush
  • 7Powell
  • 9Kedwell
  • 3Connors
  • 8DrurySubstituted forShieldsat 40'minutes
  • 11Weston
  • 14McQueenSubstituted forCoulsonat 75'minutes
  • 6Clark

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 13Miles
  • 17Shields
  • 19Mills
  • 25Coulson

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 2MoyoSubstituted forMcManusat 80'minutes
  • 3Wilde
  • 15MacDonaldSubstituted forCharlesat 63'minutes
  • 10OliverSubstituted forClarkeat 27'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 12Lynch
  • 8Hotte
  • 7Kosylo
  • 9Denton
  • 16Morgan

Substitutes

  • 11McManus
  • 13Nicholson
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 18Clarke
  • 40Charles
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,643

Live Text

Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Booking

Nathan Ashmore (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Scott McManus replaces Cliff Moyo.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Luke Coulson replaces Darren McQueen.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Sean Shields (Ebbsfleet United).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Dion Charles replaces Josh MacDonald.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Sean Shields (Ebbsfleet United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sean Shields replaces Andy Drury.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Clarke replaces Connor Oliver.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dover13733168824
2Dag & Red136522617923
3Sutton United137241716123
4Macclesfield137241414023
5Maidstone United136431915422
6Wrexham13643117422
7Woking137152019122
8Aldershot136342013721
9Maidenhead United136342014621
10Halifax136341513221
11Boreham Wood135352117418
12Ebbsfleet133911815318
13Bromley135351816218
14Gateshead134541613317
15Leyton Orient135261822-417
16Eastleigh123721311216
17Tranmere1344599016
18Hartlepool134451214-216
19Fylde133642123-215
20Barrow132651415-112
21Chester122551219-711
22Guiseley13166823-159
23Solihull Moors132291222-108
24Torquay130491126-154
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