Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, Leyton Orient 0.
Ebbsfleet United 2-0 Leyton Orient
Ebbsfleet boosted their National League play-off ambitions with a comfortable 2-0 win over league leaders Leyton Orient.
There were little between the two teams before Jack King fired Ebbsfleet into a 23rd-minute lead with a powerful drive after Orient failed to clear a corner.
Table-toppers Orient pushed for an equaliser after the restart, with Charlie Lee, Josh Koroma and Daniel Happe all testing Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore.
The hosts doubled their advantage when Chris Bush curled in a great free-kick in the 63rd minute.
James Brophy and Macauley Bonne both went close for the visitors, who have won just one of their last five league matches, but Fleet held on to extend their unbeaten league run to five matches and move up eighth in the table.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 19BushBooked at 63mins
- 8AdamsBooked at 56mins
- 10DrurySubstituted forRanceat 83'minutes
- 22GrahamSubstituted forWhitelyat 81'minutes
- 12CheekSubstituted forMcDonaldat 90+4'minutes
- 22LeeSubstituted forClayat 67'minutes
- 5ElokobiSubstituted forTurleyat 67'minutes
- 10Maguire-DrewSubstituted forHarroldat 67'minutes
- 4LawlessBooked at 89mins
- Gary Parsons
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Cody McDonald replaces Michael Cheek.
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, Leyton Orient 0.
Alex Lawless (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Dean Rance replaces Andy Drury.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Corey Whitely replaces Bagasan Graham.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Craig Clay replaces Charlie Lee.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Turley replaces George Elokobi.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Matt Harrold replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 2, Leyton Orient 0. Chris Bush (Ebbsfleet United).
Ebou Adams (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 1, Leyton Orient 0.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 1, Leyton Orient 0.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, Leyton Orient 0. Jack King (Ebbsfleet United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.