The FA Cup - First Round
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Ebbsfleet United 2-3 Notts County

Notts County dramatically booked their place in round two of the FA Cup thanks to Ben Turner's injury-time header as they defeated a spirited Ebbsfleet.

The header was the telling blow in a pulsating tie at Stonebridge Road, where Fleet had led early through Josh Payne's wonder strike.

A brace either side of half-time from Magpies striker Kyle Wootton put the visitors in control, before a late Gozie Ugwu penalty levelled things again.

However, it was Turner's towering header that ended prospects of a replay - an outcome which would have reflected fairly on both sides.

Payne's opener was a moment of real quality as the midfielder drove a spectacular strike into the top corner from 30 yards.

County were level before half-time though, as Wootton's low drive from a corner was controversially deemed to have crossed the line by the referee's assistant despite a last-ditch clearance attempt.

Wootton then put Neal Ardley's men in front with a neat low finish early in the second half, but Fleet refused to lie down.

Eventually pressure told, with a penalty awarded in the 89th minute for a County handball and converted by Ugwu.

It was to prove in vein, however - Turner rising highest to nod Regan Booty's corner home and spark jubilant scenes in the away terraces.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Ebbsfleet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Holmes
  • 2KingBooked at 82mins
  • 4LawlessBooked at 45minsSubstituted forUmerahat 63'minutes
  • 22Ekpiteta
  • 20Cordner
  • 11Weston
  • 18EganSubstituted forSutherlandat 67'minutes
  • 24Payne
  • 8BlackmanBooked at 64mins
  • 9Ugwu
  • 23ReidSubstituted forAdeloyeat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Obileye
  • 6Wilson
  • 12Umerah
  • 13Palmer
  • 15Grimes
  • 19Sutherland
  • 25Adeloye

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 3McCrory
  • 5Turner
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 20Brindley
  • 15BootySubstituted forBakayogoat 90+5'minutes
  • 4RoseBooked at 63mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forTysonat 85'minutes
  • 14Wootton

Substitutes

  • 9Dennis
  • 10Tyson
  • 16Kelly-Evans
  • 17Bakayogo
  • 23Osborne
  • 30Kean
Referee:
Carl Brook
Attendance:
1,206

Match Stats

Home TeamEbbsfleetAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, Notts County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 2, Notts County 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Sutherland (Ebbsfleet United).

  4. Post update

    Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Zoumana Bakayogo replaces Regan Booty.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Marvel Ekpiteta.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Ebbsfleet United 2, Notts County 3. Ben Turner (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Myles Weston.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Sutherland (Ebbsfleet United).

  10. Post update

    Mitch Rose (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Andre Blackman.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Wootton (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Sutherland (Ebbsfleet United).

  14. Post update

    Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Ebbsfleet United 2, Notts County 2. Gozie Ugwu (Ebbsfleet United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Richard Brindley (Notts County) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andre Blackman (Ebbsfleet United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Ebbsfleet United. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Tyson replaces Wes Thomas.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Regan Booty (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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