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Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Chesterfield

Chesterfield began life in the National League with victory over Ebbsfleet courtesy of Zavon Hines' second-half penalty.

The Spireites dropped out of the Football League for the first time in almost a century after finishing bottom of League Two last season, but they made an ideal start to this campaign.

Ebbsfleet will feel hard done by, however, as Ebou Adams' header clattered the bar in the first half while Danny Kedwell's chipped effort was cleared off the line just after the interval.

But the hosts, who reached the play-off semi-finals last term, fell behind when Hines slotted home from the spot after being brought down in the area moments earlier by Sam Magri.

It proved to be the pivotal moment of the game as Chesterfield kept their goal intact with minimal fuss.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 2King
  • 3Magri
  • 16Payne
  • 11Weston
  • 19Bush
  • 18Whitely
  • 10DrurySubstituted forPowellat 71'minutes
  • 8AdamsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCheekat 59'minutes
  • 23WilsonSubstituted forShieldsat 66'minutes
  • 9KedwellBooked at 19mins

Substitutes

  • 7Powell
  • 12Cheek
  • 13Miles
  • 14McQueen
  • 17Shields

Chesterfield

  • 1JalalBooked at 79mins
  • 5Evans
  • 20SmithSubstituted forMaguireat 67'minutes
  • 15WeirSubstituted forMuggletonat 82'minutes
  • 2Barry
  • 12Nelson
  • 25Talbot
  • 8Weston
  • 7Carter
  • 11Hines
  • 10UgwuBooked at 52minsSubstituted forFortunéat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wedgbury
  • 6Maguire
  • 9Shaw
  • 22Muggleton
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
Sam Allison
Attendance:
2,041

Live Text

Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Chesterfield 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Muggleton replaces Robbie Weir.

Booking

Shwan Jalal (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Jack Powell replaces Andy Drury.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Laurence Maguire replaces George Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sean Shields replaces Lawrie Wilson.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, Chesterfield 1. Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Michael Cheek replaces Ebou Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Gozie Ugwu.

Booking

Gozie Ugwu (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Chesterfield 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Chesterfield 0.

Booking

Ebou Adams (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Danny Kedwell (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barrow11003033
2Gateshead11003123
3Halifax11002023
4Fylde11002113
5Solihull Moors11002113
6Boreham Wood11001013
7Chesterfield11001013
8Wrexham11001013
9Harrogate10102201
10Sutton United10102201
11Hartlepool10101101
12Leyton Orient10101101
13Maidstone United10101101
14Salford10101101
15Aldershot10100001
16Barnet10100001
17Bromley100112-10
18Eastleigh100112-10
19Dag & Red100101-10
20Dover100101-10
21Ebbsfleet100101-10
22Maidenhead United100113-20
23Braintree100102-20
24Havant & Waterlooville100103-30
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