York City remain in the play-off places with victory over Ebbsfleet, despite playing 75 minutes with 10 men.

Matty Blair converted Jon Challinor's cross to give the hosts the lead, before Scott Brown was given a straight red card for a challenge on Ram Marwa.

Tom Phipp's cross was met by Nathaniel Pinney to level, while Blair scored his second from Jamie Reed's pass.

Blair turned provider to set up James Meredith and Calum Willock converted Marwa's clever pass for a consolation.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"I really think my players have shown what we're about this season. I think they've shown they want it.

"To come back after the equaliser in the second half early on like we did, that's what my set of players are about. I'm delighted.

"We've had everything today and to get three points and again three goals it's magnificent. An unbelievable effort."

Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was three situations where it was poor defending. We didn't keep it at 1-1 long enough.

"Had we kept it at 1-1 a bit longer we would have gone on and won it.

"They were very disciplined. It's harder away against a team like York with their resources."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

York City

  • 24 Ingham
  • 03 Meredith
  • 04 Smith Booked
  • 06 Parslow
  • 08 Kerr Booked
  • 12 Pilkington (Fyfield - 59' )
  • 17 Blair
  • 19 Brown Dismissed
  • 20 Challinor
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 07 Reed (Blinkhorn - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Fyfield
  • 15 Boucaud
  • 18 Moke
  • 21 Blinkhorn
  • 28 Ashikodi

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 03 Herd (Azeez - 36' )
  • 22 Mambo
  • 02 Stone
  • 08 Marwa
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe
  • 15 Marum
  • 24 Barrett
  • 09 Willock
  • 26 Pinney

Substitutes

  • 17 McNeil
  • 21 McCarthy
  • 18 Azeez
  • 25 Masroh-McDowell
  • 27 Adams
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 2,973

Match Stats

Shots

18 10

On target

8 6

Corners

7 7

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

94:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Blinkhorn on Ram Marwa. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matty Blair by Ram Marwa. Patrick McLaughlin takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:29

Craig Stone produces a cross, clearance made by Chris Smith.

89:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Meredith by Lanre Azeez. Jamal Fyfield takes the free kick.

88:17

Centre by Tom Phipp.

88:09

Liam Enver-Marum crosses the ball.

87:55

Corner taken short by Liam Enver-Marum.

86:34

Ram Marwa provided the assist for the goal. Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Pinney by Jon Challinor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Howe.

86:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Calum Willock - York 3 - 2 Ebbsfleet A goal is scored by Calum Willock from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 3-2 Ebbsfleet United.

82:48

James Meredith takes a shot. Save made by Preston Edwards. Shot on goal by Patrick McLaughlin from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

81:18

Nathaniel Pinney concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McLaughlin. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McLaughlin, James Meredith takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Stone.

78:29

Patrick McLaughlin crosses the ball, Tom Phipp makes a clearance. Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Blinkhorn misses to the right of the goal.

77:45

Matty Blair takes a shot. Preston Edwards makes a save. Patrick McLaughlin takes a short corner.

75:44

Liam Enver-Marum fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

75:44 Booking

Booking Scott Kerr is given a yellow card.

75:27

Foul by Scott Kerr on Lanre Azeez, free kick awarded.

74:28

Jon Challinor has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

72:15

Effort on goal by Matty Blair from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

70:18

The ball is swung over by Matty Blair, save made by Preston Edwards.

66:09

The assist for the goal came from Matty Blair. Tom Phipp delivers the ball, Michael Ingham makes a save.

66:09 Goal scored

Goal! - James Meredith - York 3 - 1 Ebbsfleet James Meredith finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. York 3-1 Ebbsfleet United.

64:25

Tom Phipp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matty Blair. Free kick crossed left-footed by Patrick McLaughlin from left wing, Tom Phipp manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line.

63:35

Joe Howe takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham.

63:28

The ball is swung over by Tom Phipp, clearance by James Meredith.

63:11

A cross is delivered by Lanre Azeez, blocked by Scott Kerr. Short corner taken by Liam Enver-Marum.

62:41

Liam Enver-Marum decides to take a short corner.

61:38

Scott Kerr challenges Ram Marwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Stone takes the direct free kick.

60:35

Outswinging corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the left by-line.

60:21

Scott Kerr has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

59:16

Liam Enver-Marum takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Patrick McLaughlin makes a clearance.

57:40 Substitution

Substitution Jamal Fyfield joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Pilkington.

57:40 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Blinkhorn comes on in place of Jamie Reed.

57:40

Scott Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Howe. Yado Mambo restarts play with the free kick.

55:50

Chris Smith challenges Calum Willock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Phipp shoots direct from the free kick.

52:21

Assist on the goal came from Jamie Reed.

52:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Matty Blair - York 2 - 1 Ebbsfleet Matty Blair grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 2-1 Ebbsfleet United.

52:04

Jamie Reed takes a shot. Preston Edwards makes a save. Jamie Reed crosses the ball,

51:36

The ball is swung over by Tom Phipp, save made by Michael Ingham.

49:51

Assist on the goal came from Tom Phipp.

49:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathaniel Pinney - York 1 - 1 Ebbsfleet Nathaniel Pinney grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 1-1 Ebbsfleet United.

47:46

Handball by Calum Willock. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

46:42

Joe Howe sends in a cross, blocked by Jon Challinor. A cross is delivered by Scott Kerr, Effort on goal by Neil Barrett from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:38

The ball is swung over by Nathaniel Pinney, Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:53 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:10

The ball is swung over by Tom Phipp, Matty Blair manages to make a clearance.

44:11

Nathaniel Pinney crosses the ball, Calum Willock takes a shot. Michael Ingham makes a save. The ball is swung over by Danny Pilkington, save by Preston Edwards.

41:00

Lanre Azeez produces a cross, clearance by Chris Smith. Liam Enver-Marum takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Matty Blair.

40:02

Matty Blair takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Barrett.

39:27

The ball is crossed by Liam Enver-Marum, save by Michael Ingham.

39:09

Lanre Azeez crosses the ball, Calum Willock takes a shot. Michael Ingham makes a save.

36:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Reed. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards. The ball is swung over by Jon Challinor, Joe Howe makes a clearance. Patrick McLaughlin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

35:11 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Azeez on for Johnny Herd.

35:11

Jamie Reed is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

30:06

Joe Howe sends in a cross, Chris Smith makes a clearance. Corner taken by Liam Enver-Marum from the right by-line played to the near post, Matty Blair manages to make a clearance.

29:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Challinor by Ram Marwa. Jon Challinor restarts play with the free kick.

27:19

Danny Pilkington has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

27:01

The ball is delivered by Danny Pilkington, clearance made by Joe Howe.

25:28

Liam Enver-Marum takes the free kick, Ram Marwa takes a shot. Chris Smith gets a block in.

25:28 Booking

Booking Chris Smith is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

25:09

Matty Blair challenges Liam Enver-Marum unfairly and gives away a free kick.

24:42

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Challinor.

23:54

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards. Danny Pilkington takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Ram Marwa makes a clearance.

22:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Phipp on Scott Kerr. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.

22:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Reed. Free kick taken by Craig Stone.

21:16

Foul by Johnny Herd on Jamie Reed, free kick awarded. Jon Challinor takes the direct free kick.

19:42

Corner taken right-footed by Jon Challinor to the near post, Yado Mambo makes a clearance.

19:11

Yado Mambo challenges Jamie Reed unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon Challinor.

18:21

Effort from just outside the area by Scott Kerr goes over the bar.

17:58

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Pilkington, Yado Mambo manages to make a clearance.

17:50

Matty Blair crosses the ball, blocked by Ram Marwa.

14:56 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Scott Brown a red card.

14:45

Foul by Scott Brown on Ram Marwa, free kick awarded. Yado Mambo restarts play with the free kick.

13:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ram Marwa by Scott Brown. Yado Mambo takes the direct free kick.

13:18

Unfair challenge on Danny Pilkington by Liam Enver-Marum results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

12:11

The ball is delivered by Patrick McLaughlin, Craig Stone manages to make a clearance.

11:51

The ball is crossed by Jon Challinor, clearance by Yado Mambo.

9:35

Assist by Jon Challinor.

9:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Matty Blair - York 1 - 0 Ebbsfleet Matty Blair grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. York 1-0 Ebbsfleet United.

7:08

A cross is delivered by Jon Challinor, save by Preston Edwards.

6:50

Joe Howe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr. Jon Challinor restarts play with the free kick.

6:07

Daniel Parslow fouled by Calum Willock, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.

5:19

The ball is delivered by Scott Brown.

4:36

Jamie Reed produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

3:47

Chris Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Calum Willock. Johnny Herd takes the direct free kick.

2:18

Centre by Scott Brown.

1:15

Liam Enver-Marum sends in a cross, Michael Ingham makes a save.

0:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ram Marwa by Scott Brown. Direct free kick taken by Joe Howe.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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