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Maidstone United 0-2 Ebbsfleet United

Ebbsfleet moved within three points of the play-off places with a 2-0 victory at relegation-threatened Maidstone.

Gozie Ugwu had already gone close when he opened the scoring in the 20th minute, the striker sweeping home at the end of a flowing counter-attack.

Maidstone responded and a fierce drive from Blair Turgott was pushed over by Nathan Ashmore before the break.

The Fleet goalkeeper had to be alert early in the second half to keep out a volley from Justin Amaluzor and Josh Taylor saw a goal-bound effort blocked as the home side pushed for a leveller.

Michael Cheek was inches away from turning in a second goal for Ebbsfleet, while at the other end substitute Jake Embery's shot from a tight angle was pushed away by Ashmore.

Ebbsfleet brought on striker Danny Kedwell for his 200th appearance for the club but it was Cheek who wrapped up the points with a close-range finish in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 1Henry
  • 27Donnellan
  • 5De Havilland
  • 24TaylorSubstituted forEmberyat 70'minutes
  • 20WaltonBooked at 66mins
  • 6DaviesBooked at 0mins
  • 8Powell
  • 16WishartBooked at 60mins
  • 14AmaluzorSubstituted forPhillipsat 79'minutes
  • 11Turgott
  • 18Cassidy

Substitutes

  • 12Strizovic
  • 17Donnellan
  • 22Phillips
  • 25Swaine
  • 33Embery

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 19Bush
  • 3Magri
  • 16Payne
  • 4RanceBooked at 79mins
  • 2King
  • 11Weston
  • 18WhitelySubstituted forGrahamat 90'minutes
  • 23Wilson
  • 15UgwuSubstituted forKedwellat 85'minutes
  • 12Cheek

Substitutes

  • 9Kedwell
  • 13Miles
  • 14Moncur
  • 21Omar
  • 22Graham
Referee:
Lloyd Wood
Attendance:
3,002

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Bagasan Graham replaces Corey Whitely.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 2. Michael Cheek (Ebbsfleet United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Danny Kedwell replaces Gozie Ugwu.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Michael Phillips replaces Justin Amaluzor.

Booking

Dean Rance (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Jake Embery replaces Josh Taylor.

Booking

Simon Walton (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Dan Wishart (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Half Time

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

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1. Gozie Ugwu (Ebbsfleet United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient372110661283373
2Solihull Moors392271062362673
3Wrexham402191047301772
4Salford392010964382670
5Fylde371813663323167
6Harrogate3919101071482367
7Eastleigh38197124946364
8Gateshead391881350391162
9Ebbsfleet3917101255371861
10Sutton United401612124849-160
11Barrow401511144545056
12Hartlepool401313144853-552
13Bromley39149165558-351
14Halifax391117113535050
15Chesterfield401116134647-149
16Dag & Red38138174447-347
17Barnet371210153444-1046
18Boreham Wood391014154051-1144
19Maidenhead United39135213962-2344
20Dover391110184559-1443
21Havant & Waterlooville39911195368-1538
22Aldershot3998223161-3035
23Maidstone United3985263067-3729
24Braintree4077263974-3528
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