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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.



Formation 3-5-2

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


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


Formation 3-5-2

  • 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


  • 7Allen
  • 8Crook
  • 19Clayton-Phillips
  • 27Sagaf
  • 37Curran
Adrian Quelch

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 4, Braintree Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Billy Crook replaces Ejiro Okosieme.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Myles Weston replaces Ebou Adams.

  5. Substitution

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Mohammed Sagaf replaces Courtney Richards.

  7. Goal!

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Dean Rance replaces Chris Bush.

  9. Booking

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

  10. Goal!

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

  11. Second Half

    Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 3, Braintree Town 1.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Goal!

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

  14. Half Time

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Jack King replaces Dave Winfield.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Booking

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

  18. Booking

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

  19. Goal!

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

  20. Goal!

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

As It Stood

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4Solihull Moors25145637211647
8Sutton United25111043327643
11Boreham Wood269982727036
13Dag & Red26104123032-234
18Havant & Waterlooville2668123847-926
21Maidenhead United2573152749-2224
23Maidstone United2554162241-1919
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