Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 1, Chorley 0.
Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Chorley
Ebbsfleet boosted their National League survival hopes with a hard-fought 1-0 win over basement club Chorley.
Both sides started the day in the bottom two, sitting eight and 12 points adrift of safety respectively and in desperate need of victory in their bid against the drop.
Chorley striker Markus Carver spurned a golden opportunity in the 52nd minute when he latched onto Jack King's underhit backpass, only to be denied by home goalkeeper David Gregory.
However, King made up for his lapse in concentration with the opening goal five minutes later when he guided in Frankie Sutherland's teasing free-kick.
Chorley piled on the pressure for an equaliser and had the chance to level from the penalty spot in the 89th minute when Alex Kiwomya was brought down by Gregory, but the Ebbsfleet keeper made amends and saved Alex Newby's spot-kick to cling onto the three points.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 5ObileyeSubstituted forGrimesat 86'minutes
- 10GoddardSubstituted forMcGlashanat 70'minutes
- 8BlackmanBooked at 0mins
- 9UgwuSubstituted forAdeloyeat 80'minutes
- 8O'KeefeSubstituted forNorteyat 85'minutes
- 13CottrellBooked at 45minsSubstituted forKiwomyaat 63'minutes
- 19KaySubstituted forNewbyat 75'minutes
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 1, Chorley 0.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Jamie Grimes replaces Ayo Obileye.
Substitution, Chorley. Nortei Nortey replaces Josh O'Keefe.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Tomi Adeloye replaces Gozie Ugwu.
Substitution, Chorley. Elliot Newby replaces Antony Kay.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces John Goddard.
Substitution, Chorley. Alex Kiwomya replaces Jake Cottrell.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 1, Chorley 0. Jack King (Ebbsfleet United).
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Chorley 0.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Chorley 0.
Jake Cottrell (Chorley) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.