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Hartlepool United 0-1 Ebbsfleet United

Matthew Bates' interim spell in charge of Hartlepool got off to a losing start as Ebbsfleet claimed a narrow win which did not do their dominance justice.

The visitors started on the front foot and could have had the game won in the opening seven minutes.

Corey Whitely saw a shot rebound off a post in the first minute, Pools goalkeeper Scott Loach tipped a Luke Coulson effort over the crossbar and the same player should have done better when defender Louis Laing slipped.

It was no surprise when Ebsfleet took the lead in the 16th minute, Dean Rance heading home a Coulson cross at the far post.

Whitely went close again, while at the other end midfielder Michael Woods blazed over from 10 yards with the goal gaping.

Hartlepool started the second half brightly, with Jake Cassidy seeing a shot blocked and Devante Rodney firing over when well placed.

Conor Newton's glancing header was saved by Fleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore, while visiting striker Danny Kedwell saw a goal ruled out for offside late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 2MagnayBooked at 47mins
  • 5Harrison
  • 6GeorgeBooked at 64minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 75'minutes
  • 3Adams
  • 23Laing
  • 4Featherstone
  • 14Woods
  • 21RodneyBooked at 4minsSubstituted forNewtonat 61'minutes
  • 9Cassidy
  • 11Oates

Substitutes

  • 13Catterick
  • 15Hawkes
  • 18Hawkins
  • 24Newton
  • 31Owen

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 25CoulsonSubstituted forShieldsat 73'minutes
  • 24Magri
  • 28WhitelySubstituted forWestonat 89'minutes
  • 5Winfield
  • 6Clark
  • 3Connors
  • 16Payne
  • 4Rance
  • 8Drury
  • 9Kedwell

Substitutes

  • 7Powell
  • 11Weston
  • 13Miles
  • 17Shields
  • 26Bush
Referee:
Glen Hart
Attendance:
2,895

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Myles Weston replaces Corey Whitely.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Luke George.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sean Shields replaces Luke Coulson.

Booking

Luke George (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Conor Newton replaces Devante Rodney.

Booking

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1. Dean Rance (Ebbsfleet United).

Booking

Devante Rodney (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield35208748361268
2Sutton United35189854391563
3Tranmere361710957372061
4Aldershot351612755371860
5Boreham Wood351612750331760
6Wrexham361515641281360
7Fylde3615101161451655
8Ebbsfleet36141394741655
9Dover351412947331454
10Bromley3414101056411552
11Dag & Red35149125445951
12Maidenhead United351211124948147
13Eastleigh361015115358-545
14Gateshead341014104236644
15Woking35127164453-943
16Leyton Orient34119144247-542
17Halifax35912143646-1039
18Maidstone United35912144255-1339
19Hartlepool34910153850-1237
20Barrow33812134045-536
21Solihull Moors3497183549-1434
22Chester35612173257-2530
23Torquay3569203260-2827
24Guiseley35510203066-3625
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