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Hartlepool United 0-1 Ebbsfleet United

Gozie Ugwu scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as Ebbsfleet boosted their survival hopes and ended in-form Hartlepool's winning home run.

The visitors hit the crossbar in the first minute, with Ugwu agonisingly close to opening the scoring with a downward header.

Hartlepool responded, with Luke Molyneux's driven effort saved by Jordan Holmes and Gime Toure drilling a shot inches wide shortly afterwards.

Forward Molyneux thought he had scored on the stroke of half-time but his goal-bound header hit team-mate Aidan Keena and went wide.

Keena almost made amends in the 59th minute but his powerful header from Ryan Donaldson's cross was straight at the goalkeeper.

Molyneux and Toure both tested the keeper, but it was Ebbsfleet who broke the deadlock from the penalty spot after Josh Umerah was fouled by Toure and Ugwu scored.

Michael Timlin should have doubled the visitors' lead, while a fierce Donaldson strike cleared the crossbar at the other end.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1KillipBooked at 56mins
  • 16Liddle
  • 12Odusina
  • 14HolohanSubstituted forHawkesat 85'minutes
  • 8FeatherstoneBooked at 90mins
  • 3Kitching
  • 29SheltonSubstituted forHarkerat 80'minutes
  • 7Donaldson
  • 21Molyneux
  • 23ToureBooked at 80mins
  • 35Keena

Substitutes

  • 9Harker
  • 11Hawkes
  • 15Mafuta
  • 19Richardson
  • 40Beeney

Ebbsfleet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Holmes
  • 2King
  • 6Wilson
  • 18Egan
  • 12UmerahSubstituted forAdeloyeat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9UgwuBooked at 80mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 20TimlinBooked at 48mins
  • 22Ekpiteta
  • 24PayneSubstituted forObileyeat 74'minutes
  • 26McGlashanBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Obileye
  • 10Goddard
  • 13Palmer
  • 16Achuba
  • 25Adeloye
Referee:
Aaron Jackson
Attendance:
3,868

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

  3. Booking

    Jermaine McGlashan (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

    Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Booking

    Tomi Adeloye (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Tomi Adeloye replaces Josh Umerah.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Gavan Holohan.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rob Harker replaces Mark Shelton.

  9. Booking

    Gozie Ugwu (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Booking

    Gime Toure (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1. Gozie Ugwu (Ebbsfleet United) converts the penalty with a.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Ayo Obileye replaces Josh Payne.

  13. Booking

    Ben Killip (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Booking

    Michael Timlin (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Second Half

    Second Half begins Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 0.

  16. Half Time

    First Half ends, Hartlepool United 0, Ebbsfleet United 0.

  17. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  18. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barrow37217968392970
2Harrogate37199961441766
3Yeovil371791161441760
4Boreham Wood371612955401560
5Halifax36177125048258
6Notts County361512954371757
7Solihull Moors3815101348371155
8Woking371510124952-355
9Stockport381510134953-455
10Hartlepool381412125549654
11Dover37158144848053
12Bromley381410145752552
13Barnet34131294941851
14Sutton United371213124641549
15Torquay36146165661-548
16Eastleigh361113124351-846
17Aldershot371210154251-946
18Dag & Red361111143942-344
19Wrexham371110164649-343
20Chesterfield371110165464-1043
21Maidenhead United37125204356-1341
22Ebbsfleet38912174668-2239
23Fylde35712164159-1833
24Chorley38414203165-3426
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