Ebbsfleet Utd 2-2 Luton

Amari Morgan-Smith

Amari Morgan-Smith has now scored nine goals for the Hatters this season

Michael West's superb injury-time strike earned Ebbsfleet a hard-fought point against Luton.

Amari Morgan-Smith put the Hatters in front with a wonderful curling effort just before the interval.

James Dance looked to have made the points safe with an opportunist's finish from a throw-in.

West reduced the deficit with a low strike that caught out visiting keeper Mark Tyler at his near post before levelling with an unstoppable shot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"At 2-0 down against a team like Luton, with the players they've got, if we'd have come off and lost, I'd have still been proud of the lads with the way we performed.

"Coming back from 2-0 and getting a point, that does feel a bit like a win I suppose.

"They've gone ahead with a great goal but I told the players there was no reason why we couldn't get back in the game, not to panic, keep the same game plan and believe in it.

"We kept believing and they were two great strikes from Westy (Michael West) to get us back into it."

Luton Town boss Gary Brabin told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I'm disappointed, we've gone two goals up and then conceded two goals from outside the box. I'm gutted.

"I don't want to make excuses but we were lacking in energy and we sat back too much.

"I know the fans haven't particularly taken to Paul (Carden) but I wanted to keep the same system we used against Kidderminster on Saturday."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 22 Mambo
  • 02 Stone
  • 04 Fakinos (Stadrinou - 30' )
  • 07 West
  • 08 Marwa (Azeez - 85' )
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe
  • 09 Willock
  • 23 Darvill (Ginty - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Welch
  • 16 Simpemba
  • 18 Azeez
  • 20 Stadrinou
  • 12 Ginty

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 06 Pilkington
  • 12 Blackett
  • 18 Osano
  • 27 Hand Booked
  • 34 Kovacs Booked
  • 11 Willmott
  • 19 Dance
  • 22 Carden
  • 08 Morgan-Smith (Watkins - 84' )
  • 14 O'Connor (Fleetwood - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Pilkington
  • 17 Antwi
  • 20 Kissock
  • 28 Watkins
  • 13 Fleetwood
Ref: Hopkins
Att: 1,651

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

4 5

Corners

4 9

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:32 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:38

Joe Howe provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +2:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael West - Ebbsfleet 2 - 2 Luton Michael West grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 2-2 Luton.

90:00 +0:08

Effort on goal by Adam Watkins from 12 yards. Save by Preston Edwards.

87:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Fleetwood. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

85:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott from the right by-line to the near post.

84:35 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Azeez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ram Marwa.

83:48 Substitution

Substitution Adam Watkins on for Amari Morgan-Smith.

82:35

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott, Stuart Fleetwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Preston Edwards. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

81:13

Alex Stavrinou concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Osano. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Hand.

80:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Ginty on Janos Kovacs. Mark Tyler takes the direct free kick.

80:23

The offside flag is raised against Amari Morgan-Smith. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

78:41

Shot by Scott Ginty. Mark Tyler makes a save.

76:15

Assist on the goal came from Yado Mambo.

76:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael West - Ebbsfleet 1 - 2 Luton A goal is scored by Michael West from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-2 Luton.

75:42

Corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line.

74:11

Corner taken right-footed by Michael West to the near post, Curtis Osano makes a clearance.

73:04 Substitution

Substitution Scott Ginty is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Darvill.

72:24

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott from the right by-line, Calum Willock makes a clearance.

70:46

Assist by Curtis Osano.

70:46 Goal scored

Goal! - James Dance - Ebbsfleet 0 - 2 Luton A goal is scored by James Dance from close range low into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 0-2 Luton.

67:03

Effort on goal by Craig Stone from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

65:52 Substitution

Substitution Stuart Fleetwood replaces Aaron O'Connor.

65:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Aaron O'Connor. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

64:49

Corner taken by Robbie Willmott, Calum Willock manages to make a clearance.

64:27

Robbie Willmott takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ram Marwa.

63:53

Outswinging corner taken by Robbie Willmott from the right by-line, Calum Willock manages to make a clearance.

62:41

Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael West, save by Mark Tyler.

62:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Amari Morgan-Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

61:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Carden on Tom Phipp. Free kick taken by Joe Howe.

59:10

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

58:43

Joe Howe is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

55:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Stavrinou on Paul Carden. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

55:08

Curtis Osano challenges Joe Howe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

52:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Darvill. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

50:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Amari Morgan-Smith. Craig Stone takes the free kick.

47:13

Michael West delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Janos Kovacs manages to make a clearance.

47:13 Booking

Booking Janos Kovacs is shown a yellow card.

46:57

Jamie Darvill fouled by Janos Kovacs, the ref awards a free kick.

45:31

The referee blows for offside against Michael West. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:02 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:30

Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Willmott from the left by-line, clearance by Paul Lorraine.

45:00 +0:26

Shot from inside the area by Paul Lorraine clears the bar.

44:39

Free kick taken by Michael West.

44:39 Booking

Booking Jamie Hand receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

44:17

Jamie Hand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Stavrinou.

43:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Amari Morgan-Smith - Ebbsfleet 0 - 1 Luton Goal scored by Amari Morgan-Smith from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Luton.

41:51

Ram Marwa challenges Amari Morgan-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Willmott delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save made by Preston Edwards.

41:05

Headed effort on goal by Calum Willock from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

40:11

Unfair challenge on Joe Howe by James Dance results in a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

36:26

Craig Stone has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

34:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Carden on Tom Phipp. Ram Marwa takes the free kick.

34:28

Outswinging corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line, clearance by Curtis Osano.

32:58

Joe Howe takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

31:02

Robbie Willmott takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

30:45

Effort on goal by Aaron O'Connor from 12 yards. Save by Preston Edwards.

29:47

Foul by Janos Kovacs on Calum Willock, free kick awarded. Ram Marwa takes the free kick.

29:01 Substitution

Substitution Alex Stavrinou joins the action as a substitute, replacing Giannoulis Fakinos.

25:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Howe on Amari Morgan-Smith. Free kick taken by Robbie Willmott.

24:56

The ball is sent over by Joe Howe, save by Mark Tyler.

23:02

Corner from right by-line taken by Robbie Willmott.

21:32

Aaron O'Connor is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

19:47

Paul Carden challenges Tom Phipp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael West produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

18:43

Effort on goal by James Dance from 25 yards. Preston Edwards makes a save.

17:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Willmott on Tom Phipp. Michael West restarts play with the free kick.

16:05

Unfair challenge on James Dance by Jamie Darvill results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Hand.

15:04

Shot by Michael West. Save by Mark Tyler.

13:14

Unfair challenge on Shane Blackett by Ram Marwa results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robbie Willmott, Ram Marwa makes a clearance.

11:02

Shane Blackett fouled by Calum Willock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Tyler.

8:34

Jamie Darvill is ruled offside. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

6:31

Shot from just outside the box by James Dance goes over the bar.

6:02

The offside flag is raised against Calum Willock. Mark Tyler takes the indirect free kick.

2:43

Amari Morgan-Smith has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

0:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Amari Morgan-Smith on Craig Stone. Craig Stone takes the direct free kick.

0:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Amari Morgan-Smith. Free kick taken by Paul Lorraine.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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