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Ebbsfleet United 4-2 Braintree Town

Ebbsfleet piled more misery on bottom club Braintree after easing to a 4-2 victory in the National League at Kuflink Stadium.

Danny Kedwell got the hosts off to a rapid start after Cody McDonald found some space before laying on for the forward to slot home inside the first minute.

However, the basement side found themselves level in the fifth minute when Joe Ellul headed home Nathan Ashmore's poor punch from a corner, but Ebbsfleet were back in front on the 15-minute mark through Kedwell's 11th league goal of the season.

Bagasan Graham earned United a two-goal cushion on the stroke of half-time with his first goal for the club, however, Callum Morton gave the visitors hope with a 48th-minute penalty.

McDonald got on the scoresheet in the second half to restore the two-goal advantage as the hosts sealed victory, with Braintree remaining without a win in eight matches and nine points away from safety at the foot of the table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 8AdamsBooked at 31minsSubstituted forWestonat 75'minutes
  • 23Wilson
  • 19BushBooked at 56minsSubstituted forRanceat 56'minutes
  • 3Magri
  • 10Drury
  • 9Kedwell
  • 16Payne
  • 5WinfieldSubstituted forKingat 41'minutes
  • 7McDonald
  • 22Graham

Substitutes

  • 2King
  • 4Rance
  • 11Weston
  • 12Cheek
  • 20Moncur

Braintree

  • 21Killip
  • 5Borg
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 26GabrielBooked at 22mins
  • 39OkosiemeBooked at 14minsSubstituted forCrookat 84'minutes
  • 28JamesBooked at 45mins
  • 18Barrington
  • 10RichardsSubstituted forSagafat 63'minutes
  • 17Ellul
  • 24Morton
  • 14Della VerdeSubstituted forClayton-Phillipsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 8Crook
  • 19Clayton-Phillips
  • 27Sagaf
  • 37Curran
Referee:
Adrian Quelch
Attendance:
1,231

Live Text

Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 4, Braintree Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 4, Braintree Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Billy Crook replaces Ejiro Okosieme.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Myles Weston replaces Ebou Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Nicholas Clayton-Phillips replaces Lyle Della Verde.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Mohammed Sagaf replaces Courtney Richards.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 4, Braintree Town 2. Cody McDonald (Ebbsfleet United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Dean Rance replaces Chris Bush.

Booking

Chris Bush (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 3, Braintree Town 2. Callum Morton (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 3, Braintree Town 1.

Booking

Oscar Borg (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 3, Braintree Town 1. Bagasan Graham (Ebbsfleet United).

Half Time

First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Jack King replaces Dave Winfield.

Booking

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

Booking

Ricky Gabriel (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ejiro Okosieme (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 2, Braintree Town 1. Danny Kedwell (Ebbsfleet United).

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, Braintree Town 1. Joe Ellul (Braintree Town).

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, Braintree Town 0. Danny Kedwell (Ebbsfleet United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient26158348173153
2Wrexham25148335152050
3Salford26147549282149
4Solihull Moors25145637211647
5Fylde261210441192246
6Harrogate26137651341746
7Gateshead25143834231145
8Sutton United25111043327643
9Eastleigh2611783030040
10Ebbsfleet2610793328537
11Boreham Wood269982727036
12Barrow26105112930-135
13Dag & Red26104123032-234
14Hartlepool2688102734-732
15Barnet2394102427-331
16Halifax257992429-530
17Bromley2576123240-827
18Havant & Waterlooville2668123847-926
19Aldershot2675142343-2026
20Dover2666142846-1824
21Maidenhead United2573152749-2224
22Chesterfield25411102131-1023
23Maidstone United2554162241-1919
24Braintree2636172449-2515
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