Nathaniel Pinney scored two and set up one as Ebbsfleet claimed victory over Tamworth.

The Lambs missed a glorious chance to take the lead when Kyle Patterson saw his penalty saved by Preston Edwards.

The hosts made them pay as Liam Enver-Marum latched on to Pinney's pass to score with a clinical finish.

Pinney then doubled the hosts' advantage with a fine strike before grabbing his second when his long-range effort found the bottom corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish tells BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a tough, tight game and we rode our luck a little bit. We scored three great goals and I'm pleased for the lads.

"It's a big three points against a team around us.

"The difference between the first half and the second half was that we were clinical. We soaked up the pressure and when we did spring an attack, we came out of the traps and our finishing was clinical.

"Tamworth are a decent side. They have pace; their movement is good; they are strong. It was a tough battle tonight and the lads will draw confidence from that."

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

6 4

Corners

2 4

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:38 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:02

Effort from deep inside the area by Lanre Azeez misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:40 Substitution

Substitution Ben Adams replaces Michael West.

87:45

Assist on the goal came from Joe Howe.

87:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathaniel Pinney - Ebbsfleet 3 - 0 Tamworth Nathaniel Pinney grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 3-0 Tamworth.

83:47

Corner taken by Liam McDonald from the right by-line, Duane Courtney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael West. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

82:47

Yado Mambo challenges Harvey Headley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nick McKoy.

82:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam McDonald on Neil Barrett. Yado Mambo restarts play with the free kick.

81:57

Joe Howe has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

81:19

Free kick taken by Yado Mambo.

81:19 Booking

Booking Paul Green is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

81:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Green on Liam Enver-Marum.

79:27

Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

79:27 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Patterson goes off and Harvey Headley comes on.

79:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kyle Patterson.

77:33 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Azeez on for Calum Willock.

75:06

Chez Isaac has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by Tom Phipp.

72:08

Foul by Calum Willock on Paul Green, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

69:43

Nick McKoy concedes a free kick for a foul on Calum Willock. Free kick taken by Yado Mambo.

68:29

Michael West has an effort direct from the free kick.

68:29 Booking

Booking The referee shows Francino Francis a yellow card.

68:15

Francino Francis concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Enver-Marum.

64:22

Corner taken right-footed by Michael West to the near post, Calum Willock takes a shot.

63:45

Neil Barrett fouled by Nick McKoy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Yado Mambo.

62:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam McDonald, clearance made by Joe Howe.

62:30 Substitution

Substitution Danny Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Hubbins.

60:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathaniel Pinney - Ebbsfleet 2 - 0 Tamworth Nathaniel Pinney finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 2-0 Tamworth.

60:10

Neil Barrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Patterson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Liam McDonald from right channel, clearance by Yado Mambo.

59:43

Neil Barrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Duane Courtney. Nick McKoy takes the free kick.

56:36

Paul Green takes a shot. Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

53:18

Assist on the goal came from Nathaniel Pinney.

53:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Enver-Marum - Ebbsfleet 1 - 0 Tamworth A goal is scored by Liam Enver-Marum from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Tamworth.

52:54

Corner taken by Liam McDonald played to the near post, clearance by Michael West.

52:40

Kyle Patterson takes a shot. Preston Edwards makes a save.

52:10

Neil Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Hubbins. Duane Courtney takes the free kick.

51:26

Effort from just outside the box by Nathaniel Pinney goes over the bar.

49:09

Kyle Patterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine. Direct free kick taken by Yado Mambo.

47:27

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

45:38

Effort from the edge of the box by Luke Hubbins goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:16 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:58

Kyle Patterson is caught offside. Craig Stone takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +1:12

Shot by Connor Gudger from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

43:33

Corner taken by Michael West from the left by-line played to the near post, Nick McKoy makes a clearance.

42:46

Foul by Kyle Patterson on Paul Lorraine, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

40:36

Yado Mambo concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Patterson. Direct free kick taken by Nick McKoy.

39:50

Connor Gudger challenges Michael West unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael West.

39:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yado Mambo by Kyle Patterson. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

39:00 Penalty

Penalty taken by Kyle Patterson is saved by Preston Edwards. Ebbsfleet United 0-0 Tamworth.

38:10

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Patterson by Paul Lorraine.

35:01

Nabil Shariff has an effort at goal. Save by Preston Edwards.

32:23

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

26:58

Shot by Liam Enver-Marum. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

25:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Patterson on Yado Mambo. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

23:34

Paul Green fouled by Calum Willock, the ref awards a free kick. Connor Gudger restarts play with the free kick.

22:57

The referee blows for offside against Calum Willock. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

22:10

Shot by Michael West. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

20:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Connor Gudger by Nathaniel Pinney. Free kick taken by Connor Gudger.

20:08

Michael West gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francino Francis. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

19:40

Kyle Patterson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

16:49

Unfair challenge on Connor Gudger by Nathaniel Pinney results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

14:40

The offside flag is raised against Liam McDonald. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

13:56

The official flags Nathaniel Pinney offside. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

10:27

Michael West has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

9:09 Substitution

Substitution Neil Barrett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ram Marwa.

6:44

Tom Phipp fouled by Liam McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

6:05

Ram Marwa takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Nick McKoy.

4:34

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam McDonald, clearance made by Tom Phipp.

3:21

Luke Hubbins challenges Michael West unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael West from left wing, Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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