Blue Square Bet Premier

Liam Hatch scored twice as managerless Darlington beat Ebbsfleet to record a fifth win in nine games.

Darlo took the lead when Hatch volleyed in Marc Bridge-Wilkinson's corner.

But, after Jamie Chandler had hit the bar for the Quakers, Ebbsfleet levelled when Calum Willock headed into the roof of the net.

Hatch combined with Bridge-Wilkinson again to slot Darlington back in front before Dale Hopson lashed in the third from Paul Arnison's pass in added time.

POST-MATCH VIEWS

Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was not a good day all round. But no complaints. They were better than us in all departments.

"We didn't do enough to get a result so we take it on the chin and we will learn from it.

"Liam Hatch gave the two centre-halves a tough time. They didn't deal with that. We allowed them too much time to play in midfield and, up front, we were not physical enough."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 22 Mambo
  • 02 Stone Booked
  • 07 West
  • 08 Marwa
  • 14 Howe
  • 24 Barrett (Phipp - 81' )
  • 09 Willock
  • 10 Shakes (Marum - 52' Booked )
  • 26 Pinney (Darvill - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Welch
  • 16 Simpemba
  • 11 Phipp
  • 15 Marum
  • 23 Darvill

Darlington

  • 23 Russell
  • 02 Arnison
  • 03 Brown
  • 06 Miller Booked
  • 18 Lee
  • 04 Chandler Booked
  • 16 McReady (Gray - 90' )
  • 20 Rundle
  • 30 Hopson
  • 31 Bridge-Wilkinson Booked
  • 07 Hatch

Substitutes

  • 13 Nixon
  • 21 Quinn
  • 08 Taylor
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 28 Gray
Ref: Bull
Att: 1,087

Match Stats

Shots

7 17

On target

3 11

Corners

7 6

Fouls

15 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:39 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:18

Paul Lorraine is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Graeme Lee takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:51

The assist for the goal came from Paul Arnison.

90:00 +2:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Dale Hopson - Ebbsfleet 1 - 3 Darlington Dale Hopson fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-3 Darlington.

90:00 +2:14

Corner taken by Michael West played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Arnison.

90:00 +0:31 Substitution

Substitution James Gray is brought on as a substitute for John McReady.

88:59

Outswinging corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line.

88:02 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Darvill comes on in place of Nathaniel Pinney.

88:02 Booking

Booking Caution for Liam Enver-Marum.

87:39

Liam Hatch takes a shot. Paul Lorraine gets a block in.

86:16

Foul by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson on Tom Phipp, free kick awarded. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

84:15 Booking

Booking Booking for Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

84:02

The referee gives a free kick against Tom Phipp for handball. Free kick taken by Paul Arnison.

83:30

John McReady produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

83:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Enver-Marum on Liam Hatch. Paul Arnison takes the direct free kick.

81:56

Corner taken right-footed by Michael West.

80:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Lee by Nathaniel Pinney. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

79:54 Substitution

Substitution Tom Phipp is brought on as a substitute for Neil Barrett.

79:54 Booking

Booking Jamie Chandler is shown a yellow card for dissent.

79:42

The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Chandler for handball. Craig Stone restarts play with the free kick.

79:13

Corner taken by Michael West, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson makes a clearance.

78:49

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

77:54

Liam Hatch concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Barrett. Joe Howe takes the free kick.

77:24

Liam Enver-Marum is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

76:00

Foul by Paul Arnison on Nathaniel Pinney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Howe.

75:12

The official flags Liam Hatch offside. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

74:31

Yado Mambo fouled by Liam Hatch, the ref awards a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

73:53

Liam Enver-Marum handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

72:02

Neil Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Bridge-Wilkinson. Adam Rundle crosses the ball in from the free kick.

71:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Brown by Nathaniel Pinney. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

70:06

Marc Bridge-Wilkinson provided the assist for the goal.

70:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hatch - Ebbsfleet 1 - 2 Darlington Liam Hatch scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-2 Darlington.

68:46

Foul by Nathaniel Pinney on Ian Miller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

67:41

Foul by Paul Lorraine on Dale Hopson, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Marc Bridge-Wilkinson from the free kick, Ram Marwa gets a block in.

67:12

Unfair challenge on Ian Miller by Calum Willock results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Arnison.

66:55

Shot from outside the box by Dale Hopson goes wide right of the target.

65:49

Assist on the goal came from Michael West.

65:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Calum Willock - Ebbsfleet 1 - 1 Darlington Calum Willock scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Darlington.

65:17

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael West, clearance made by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

64:52

Nathaniel Pinney fouled by Aaron Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Barrett.

63:48

Corner taken by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine by Liam Hatch. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

63:16

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

62:20

Jamie Chandler takes a shot.

62:01

Liam Hatch takes a shot. Blocked by Preston Edwards.

61:36

Short corner taken by Nathaniel Pinney from the right by-line.

61:11

The referee blows for offside. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

60:15

Aaron Brown fouled by Nathaniel Pinney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

59:27

Dale Hopson takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

57:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson from the left by-line, clearance by Paul Lorraine.

57:19

Liam Hatch takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

55:18

Jamie Chandler takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

54:07

Calum Willock has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

50:53 Substitution

Substitution Liam Enver-Marum joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ricky Shakes.

50:53

Calum Willock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Brown. Graeme Lee takes the direct free kick.

48:13

Unfair challenge on Liam Hatch by Yado Mambo results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

46:09

Marc Bridge-Wilkinson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graeme Lee on Calum Willock. Michael West produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Jamie Chandler gets a block in.

43:08

Adam Rundle takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

42:16 Booking

Booking Craig Stone is shown a yellow card.

41:54

Adam Rundle fouled by Craig Stone, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

41:05

Adam Rundle takes a shot. Preston Edwards gets a block in.

40:16

The referee penalises Liam Hatch for handball. Yado Mambo takes the direct free kick.

39:43

Dale Hopson fouled by Ram Marwa, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

37:51

Shot comes in from Michael West from the free kick.

37:51 Booking

Booking Ian Miller booked.

37:32

Ian Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Pinney.

36:36

Unfair challenge on Joe Howe by Paul Arnison results in a free kick. Michael West restarts play with the free kick.

27:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Pinney by Graeme Lee. Michael West restarts play with the free kick.

26:59

Foul by Ram Marwa on Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, free kick awarded. Paul Arnison restarts play with the free kick.

26:33

Unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Ram Marwa results in a free kick. Graeme Lee takes the direct free kick.

23:58

John McReady takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

22:28

Nathaniel Pinney fouled by Aaron Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Michael West, Sam Russell makes a save.

20:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael West, Headed effort from inside the box by Paul Lorraine misses to the right of the target.

19:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hatch - Ebbsfleet 0 - 1 Darlington Liam Hatch grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Darlington.

18:43

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson from the left by-line,

16:52

The official flags Liam Hatch offside. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

13:04

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

8:41

Foul by Jamie Chandler on Paul Lorraine, free kick awarded. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

7:27

Corner taken by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson from the right by-line to the near post, Ram Marwa makes a clearance.

6:18

Paul Arnison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Barrett. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael West, clearance by Paul Arnison.

5:38

Calum Willock takes a shot. Paul Arnison gets a block in.

2:33

The official flags Liam Hatch offside. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

1:11

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Liam Hatch goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:41

Craig Stone concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Brown. Aaron Brown restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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