Goals from Michael West, Ricky Shakes and Calum Willock secured Ebbsfleet all three points after the visitors had gone in front inside just 59 seconds.

Grimsby made a great start, Anthony Elding finishing from close range following Michael Coulson's cross.

But West equalised on 15 minutes with an excellent 25-yard free-kick after being felled by Lee Ridley.

Shakes then powered home a header home after good work from Tom Phipp before Willock's clinical volley sealed it.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

We're gaining respect in this league - Daish

Ebbsfleet boss Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"We showed character. We didn't panic, kept our discipline and in the second half did things better.

"I was very happy, with three well-taken goals. It's been a great week, seven points from two ex-League sides and a difficult trip to Telford.

"It's another landmark. We've got confidence and you've got to realise we're playing in the same league for a reason and you're in with a great shout of a result and the lads are showing that."

Hurst dismayed by Grimsby defeat

Grimsby Town joint manger Paul Hurst told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We've lost a game that we feel was there for the taking. We got off to a perfect start but didn't build on it.

"It's another away day where we leave with nothing. I don't know if people don't want to do certain jobs and play certain ways.

"It does seem like we can't do any basics of the game at times, we can't clear the ball into the right area."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 22 Mambo
  • 02 Stone
  • 07 West
  • 08 Marwa
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe
  • 09 Willock
  • 10 Shakes
  • 23 Darvill (Simpemba - 87' )

Substitutes

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

Grimsby

  • 13 McKeown
  • 02 Silk
  • 03 Ridley (Wood - 78' )
  • 05 Kempson
  • 06 Garner Booked
  • 04 Church
  • 08 Disley
  • 11 Artus (Eagle - 46' )
  • 07 Coulson
  • 10 Hearn
  • 39 Elding (Duffy - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Pearson
  • 19 Wood
  • 29 Eagle
  • 09 Spencer
  • 12 Duffy
Ref: Bull
Att: 1,143

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

6 3

Corners

5 7

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +1:59 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +0:57

Michael West fouled by Craig Disley, the ref awards a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:31

Robert Eagle takes the inswinging corner, Paul Lorraine manages to make a clearance.

88:57

Rob Duffy produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

88:32

Michael West takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Craig Disley makes a clearance.

87:59

Michael West decides to take the corner short.

87:18

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael West, clearance by Rob Duffy.

86:12 Substitution

Substitution (Ebbsfleet United) makes a substitution, with Ian Simpemba coming on for Jamie Darvill.

84:56

Shot by Bradley Wood. Save by Preston Edwards.

81:41

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Eagle, save by Preston Edwards.

81:13

Effort on goal by Jamie Darvill from 18 yards. Save by James McKeown.

80:04

Robert Eagle takes the inswinging corner, Michael Coulson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Lorraine. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

79:25

Craig Disley fouled by Calum Willock, the ref awards a free kick. James McKeown takes the free kick.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution (Grimsby) makes a substitution, with Rob Duffy coming on for Anthony Elding.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Lee Ridley goes off and Bradley Wood comes on.

77:15

The referee blows for offside. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

73:58

Assist on the goal came from Ricky Shakes.

73:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Calum Willock - Ebbsfleet 3 - 1 Grimsby Calum Willock finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 3-1 Grimsby.

71:04

Shot by Robert Eagle. Save made by Preston Edwards.

65:20

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Eagle from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Craig Stone.

64:44

Unfair challenge on Gary Silk by Jamie Darvill results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McKeown.

64:01

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Disley to the near post, clearance made by Ram Marwa.

63:04

Michael Coulson produces a cross, save by Preston Edwards.

62:00

Liam Hearn has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

61:08

Unfair challenge on Michael Coulson by Joe Howe results in a free kick. Gary Silk restarts play with the free kick.

57:56

Scott Garner fouled by Jamie Darvill, the ref awards a free kick. James McKeown restarts play with the free kick.

57:11

Anthony Elding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

55:05

Michael West takes a shot. James McKeown makes a save.

53:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Howe by Michael Coulson. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

50:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Ridley by Paul Lorraine. James McKeown takes the free kick.

49:36

Unfair challenge on Michael West by Craig Disley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael West.

48:02

Effort by Yado Mambo from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

45:44

Michael West crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Darran Kempson makes a clearance.

45:44 Booking

Booking Scott Garner is shown a yellow card.

45:18

Unfair challenge on Tom Phipp by Scott Garner results in a free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Frankie Artus goes off and Robert Eagle comes on.

45:00 +1:46 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:04

Joe Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Hearn. Free kick crossed left-footed by Frankie Artus, Yado Mambo makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:30

Michael West has a drilled shot. Save by James McKeown.

42:19

Anthony Church has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

41:20

Corner taken by Michael West, clearance by Gary Silk.

39:42

Anthony Elding challenges Ram Marwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

37:39

Tom Phipp provided the assist for the goal.

37:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricky Shakes - Ebbsfleet 2 - 1 Grimsby Ricky Shakes finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Ebbsfleet United 2-1 Grimsby.

33:41

Frankie Artus has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

33:01

Frankie Artus has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

32:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Elding. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

31:31

Corner taken by Michael West.

30:38

Craig Disley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricky Shakes. Craig Stone restarts play with the free kick.

30:17

The official flags Calum Willock offside. Indirect free kick taken by James McKeown.

29:31

Michael Coulson challenges Tom Phipp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael West.

26:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calum Willock by Gary Silk. Direct free kick taken by Ram Marwa.

24:56

Scott Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

20:59

Frankie Artus produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

17:21

Unfair challenge on Lee Ridley by Ram Marwa results in a free kick. Michael Coulson takes the direct free kick.

14:20

Shot by Anthony Church from a long way out goes over the net.

13:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael West - Ebbsfleet 1 - 1 Grimsby Michael West grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Grimsby.

13:01

Lee Ridley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael West.

12:10

Corner taken by Craig Disley from the right by-line.

6:23

Foul by Gary Silk on Calum Willock, free kick awarded. Michael West takes the direct free kick.

5:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Disley, save by Preston Edwards.

3:59

Close range header by Ricky Shakes goes over the crossbar.

3:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ram Marwa on Anthony Church. Craig Disley takes the free kick.

0:59

Michael Coulson provided the assist for the goal.

0:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Anthony Elding - Ebbsfleet 0 - 1 Grimsby Anthony Elding grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Grimsby.

0:00

The match begins.

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