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Ebbsfleet United 1-4 FC Halifax Town

Halifax Town opened their National League campaign with a thumping 4-1 win at 10-man Ebbsfleet.

The hosts lost captain Jack King to a red card after just eight minutes when he pulled back Toby Sho-Silva to deny a scoring chance, and Halifax took the lead moments later when Cameron King's shot squirmed past goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore.

Ashmore's poor clearance almost gifted King a second, but Ebbsfleet equalised against the run of play through John Goddard.

Halifax, though, resumed their dominance in the second half as Niall Maher restored their lead and Jack Earing made it 3-1 just three minutes later.

Nathan Clarke rounded off a superb afternoon for the Shaymen with a goal from his own half in stoppage-time as they finished the first day top of the table.

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Line-ups

Ebbsfleet

  • 1Ashmore
  • 2KingBooked at 9mins
  • 3Thomas
  • 8Ball
  • 5Obileye
  • 4LawlessBooked at 26minsSubstituted forEganat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6WilsonSubstituted forUmerahat 73'minutes
  • 9Ugwu
  • 10GoddardBooked at 27mins
  • 11WestonSubstituted forShieldsat 74'minutes
  • 15Grimes

Substitutes

  • 7Shields
  • 12Umerah
  • 13Palmer
  • 16Achuba
  • 18Egan

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 2Duckworth
  • Binnom-Williams
  • 11Sho-SilvaSubstituted forOdelusiat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Brown
  • 4Clarke
  • 10King
  • 14Staunton
  • 21WilliamsSubstituted forEaringat 69'minutes
  • 20KingBooked at 27minsSubstituted forAllenat 65'minutes
  • 31Maher

Substitutes

  • 6Nolan
  • 7Allen
  • 8Earing
  • 12Appleyard
  • 18Odelusi
Referee:
Matthew Russell
Attendance:
1,091

Live Text

Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 4.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 4. Nathan Clarke (FC Halifax Town).

Booking

Sanmi Odelusi (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Alfie Egan (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Alfie Egan replaces Alex Lawless.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sean Shields replaces Myles Weston.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Josh Umerah replaces Lawrie Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Tobi Sho-Silva.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 3. Jack Earing (FC Halifax Town).

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 2. Niall Maher (FC Halifax Town).

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jack Earing replaces Danny Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Allen replaces Jeff King.

Second Half

Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, FC Halifax Town 1. John Goddard (Ebbsfleet United).

Booking

Jeff King (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

John Goddard (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Alex Lawless (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Cameron King (FC Halifax Town).

Dismissal

Jack King (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the red card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Halifax11004133
2Sutton United11003123
3Woking11002023
4Fylde11002113
5Dover11002113
6Torquay11002113
7Wrexham11002113
8Barnet11001013
9Eastleigh11001013
10Maidenhead United11001013
11Harrogate10102201
12Solihull Moors10102201
13Bromley10100001
14Chorley10100001
15Aldershot100112-10
16Barrow100112-10
17Boreham Wood100112-10
18Chesterfield100112-10
19Notts County100101-10
20Stockport100101-10
21Yeovil100101-10
22Hartlepool100113-20
23Dag & Red100102-20
24Ebbsfleet100114-30
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