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Boreham Wood 1-2 Ebbsfleet United

Ebbsfleet held off a brave effort from the 10 men of Boreham Wood to claim a 2-1 National League victory.

The hosts at Meadow Park were up against it from the start, with Femi Ilesanmi sent off inside three minutes for fouling Lawrie Wilson on the edge of the box to deny a goalscoring opportunity.

James Ball's long-range strike and Gozie Ugwu's unmarked header put Ebbsfleet 2-0 up with barely a quarter of an hour on the clock.

As they sought a decisive third early in the second half, John Goddard's free-kick hit the crossbar and Ugwu had a goal disallowed for handball. The striker was then booked after he appeared to catch Tom Champion with an elbow.

Despite toiling, a man short, in temperatures which led to a first-half drinks break, Wood got themselves back into the game, first hitting the frame of the goal themselves before substitute Tyrone Marsh won and converted a penalty.

But despite a series of late corners, with goalkeeper David Gregory joining the attack, it was not to be as Fleet held out.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Boreham Wood

  • 1Gregory
  • 2Woodards
  • 3IlesanmiBooked at 2mins
  • 8McDonnellSubstituted forMarshat 73'minutes
  • 5ChampionBooked at 44minsSubstituted forThompsonat 67'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 6StephensBooked at 68mins
  • 9TshimangaSubstituted forShaibuat 55'minutes
  • 10Murtagh
  • 14Thomas
  • 19Smith

Substitutes

  • 11Marsh
  • 15Shakes
  • 16Thompson
  • 17Huddart
  • 20Shaibu

Ebbsfleet

  • 21Holmes
  • 2KingBooked at 73mins
  • 5Obileye
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forShieldsat 85'minutes
  • 8Ball
  • 6Wilson
  • 9UgwuBooked at 66minsSubstituted forLawlessat 82'minutes
  • 11Weston
  • 12Umerah
  • 15Grimes
  • 19SutherlandBooked at 21mins

Substitutes

  • 3Thomas
  • 4Lawless
  • 7Shields
  • 18Egan
  • 20N'Gala
Referee:
Daniel Middleton
Attendance:
533

Live Text

Match ends, Boreham Wood 1, Ebbsfleet United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 1, Ebbsfleet United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sean Shields replaces John Goddard.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Alex Lawless replaces Gozie Ugwu.

Goal!

Goal! Boreham Wood 1, Ebbsfleet United 2. Tyrone Marsh (Boreham Wood).

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Tyrone Marsh replaces Adam McDonnell.

Booking

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

Booking

David Stephens (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Jordon Thompson replaces Tom Champion.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Justin Shaibu replaces Kabongo Tshimanga.

Second Half

Second Half begins Boreham Wood 0, Ebbsfleet United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Boreham Wood 0, Ebbsfleet United 2.

Booking

Tom Champion (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Frankie Sutherland (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Boreham Wood 0, Ebbsfleet United 2. Gozie Ugwu (Ebbsfleet United).

Goal!

Goal! Boreham Wood 0, Ebbsfleet United 1. Jimmy Ball (Ebbsfleet United).

Dismissal

Femi Ilesanmi (Boreham Wood) is shown the red card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Woking7601134918
2Bromley7520137617
3Halifax7511145916
4Solihull Moors7412169713
5Maidenhead United7412116513
6Dover7403109112
7Stockport7322107311
8Torquay73221112-111
9Sutton United7241108210
10Barnet724198110
11Dag & Red73131012-210
12Notts County723212849
13Wrexham72321011-19
14Fylde7232711-49
15Harrogate7223910-18
16Hartlepool72231012-28
17Eastleigh722358-38
18Yeovil721489-17
19Barrow7214912-37
20Boreham Wood7124910-15
21Aldershot712459-45
22Chesterfield7043913-44
23Ebbsfleet7115816-84
24Chorley7043517-124
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