Telford remain four points above the Blue Square Bet Premier drop-zone after losing 3-2 to 10-man Ebbsfleet.

Paul Lorraine saw red for an elbow on Kyle Perry before Ebbsfleet went ahead through Michael West's free-kick.

Liam Enver-Marum doubled their lead after slotting home West's through-ball before he fired past keeper Ryan Young from 25 yards for 3-0.

Telford pulled one back through Adam Proudlock before Ryan Brooke's powerful 12-yard strike set up a nervy finish.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"I'm really pleased with the three points and appreciative of the players' effort with one man down.

"We worked really hard, stayed bold and it paid off. It's come at a price, we had a lot of tired legs and players were running on empty in the end.

"I've got no argument for the sending off, it was a silly thing to do."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 30 Cronin
  • 06 Lorraine Dismissed
  • 16 Smith
  • 02 Stone
  • 07 West
  • 11 Phipp (Herd - 46' )
  • 14 Howe
  • 24 Barrett (Shakes - 77' )
  • 31 Bellamy
  • 09 Willock (Marwa - 57' )
  • 15 Marum Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 McNeil
  • 03 Herd
  • 08 Marwa
  • 18 Azeez
  • 10 Shakes

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 06 Killock Booked
  • 18 Blackburn
  • 23 Valentine
  • 08 Trainer
  • 20 Davies Booked (Smith - 46' )
  • 28 Cain Booked (Brooke - 69' )
  • 09 Perry (Proudlock - 46' )
  • 22 Brown
  • 25 Sharp

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 16 Preston
  • 27 Smith
  • 21 Brooke
  • 31 Proudlock
Ref: Bull
Att: 875

Match Stats

Shots

9 16

On target

4 9

Corners

4 3

Fouls

18 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Full time

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

90:00 +3:02

Unfair challenge on Jay Smith by Michael West results in a free kick. Jay Smith takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:41 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Liam Enver-Marum for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:28

Unfair challenge on Adam Proudlock by Liam Enver-Marum results in a free kick. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:54

Liam Enver-Marum decides to take a short corner.

85:19

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Michael West misses to the left of the target.

84:43

Chris Sharp takes a shot. Blocked by Ram Marwa.

83:25

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay Smith from the right by-line.

82:43

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jay Smith, clearance made by Ross Smith.

81:29

Joe Howe fouled by Will Salmon, the ref awards a free kick. Michael West restarts play with the free kick.

80:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ram Marwa on Ryan Brooke. Jay Smith takes the direct free kick.

79:14

Chris Sharp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Smith. Craig Stone takes the indirect free kick.

78:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Bellamy on Will Salmon. Jay Smith takes the direct free kick.

78:09

Jonathan Brown takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

77:25

Michael West takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Ryan Valentine manages to make a clearance.

76:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Brooke on Craig Stone. Direct free kick taken by Craig Stone.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution Neil Barrett leaves the field to be replaced by Ricky Shakes.

75:49

Jay Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ram Marwa. Craig Stone restarts play with the free kick.

74:55

Ram Marwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Proudlock. Jonathan Brown produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Lance Cronin.

74:26

Unfair challenge on Jay Smith by Michael West results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Blackburn.

73:16

The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Brown.

73:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Brooke - Ebbsfleet 3 - 2 AFC Telf'd Ryan Brooke finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 3-2 AFC Telford.

72:13

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Michael West misses to the left of the target.

71:30

Effort on goal by Will Salmon from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

69:36

Unfair challenge on Liam Bellamy by Phil Trainer results in a free kick. Johnny Herd takes the free kick.

68:33 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brooke on for Ashley Cain.

67:23

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay Smith from the right by-line.

66:26 Booking

Booking Ashley Cain shown a yellow card.

66:12

Ashley Cain challenges Johnny Herd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Herd restarts play with the free kick.

65:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Proudlock - Ebbsfleet 3 - 1 AFC Telf'd Goal scored by Adam Proudlock from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 3-1 AFC Telford.

64:27

Phil Trainer produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

63:35

Jay Smith fouled by Michael West, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jay Smith.

62:22

Jay Smith fouled by Ram Marwa, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Smith restarts play with the free kick.

61:08

The assist for the goal came from Michael West.

61:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Enver-Marum - Ebbsfleet 3 - 0 AFC Telf'd Liam Enver-Marum scores a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 3-0 AFC Telford.

60:31

Will Salmon has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

59:28

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

59:15

Phil Trainer takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin.

56:03 Substitution

Substitution Ram Marwa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Calum Willock.

54:47

The official flags Chris Sharp offside. Craig Stone takes the indirect free kick.

54:19

Jonathan Brown takes a shot. Save made by Lance Cronin.

50:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Proudlock. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Stone.

48:23

Chris Sharp takes a shot. Lance Cronin makes a save.

47:09

Ryan Valentine challenges Liam Bellamy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael West delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

46:31

Jonathan Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Barrett. Johnny Herd takes the indirect free kick.

45:13

Calum Willock challenges Shane Killock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Valentine restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Herd is brought on as a substitute for Tom Phipp.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jay Smith comes on in place of Richard Davies.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Adam Proudlock on for Kyle Perry.

45:00 +3:24 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:48

Kyle Perry has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

45:00 +1:40

Michael West provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +1:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Enver-Marum - Ebbsfleet 2 - 0 AFC Telf'd Liam Enver-Marum finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 2-0 AFC Telford.

45:00 +0:16

Jonathan Brown produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

41:26

Liam Enver-Marum concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Valentine. Ryan Young takes the indirect free kick.

40:15

Foul by Neil Barrett on Will Salmon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Will Salmon.

39:31

Ashley Cain takes a shot. Lance Cronin makes a save.

38:06 Booking

Booking Richard Davies is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

37:45

Richard Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Howe. Free kick taken by Craig Stone.

36:07

Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael West from right channel, clearance by Shane Killock. Liam Enver-Marum produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

36:07 Booking

Booking Shane Killock is booked.

35:50

Foul by Shane Killock on Calum Willock, free kick awarded.

35:32

Jonathan Brown takes a shot. Lance Cronin makes a save.

34:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Cain on Liam Enver-Marum. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

30:00

The offside flag is raised against Chris Sharp. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

26:01

Assist by Liam Enver-Marum.

26:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael West - Ebbsfleet 1 - 0 AFC Telf'd Michael West finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-0 AFC Telford.

25:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Enver-Marum by Phil Trainer.

24:24

Foul by Michael West on Richard Davies, free kick awarded. Chris Blackburn restarts play with the free kick.

23:53

Liam Enver-Marum produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

22:30

Calum Willock fouled by Chris Blackburn, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Howe.

21:58

Jonathan Brown has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

19:39

Michael West takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Valentine.

17:25 Dismissal

Dismissal Paul Lorraine is shown a red card for violent conduct.

16:53

Paul Lorraine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry. Ryan Young takes the indirect free kick.

14:17

Michael West takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

13:48

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

10:47

Joe Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Davies. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

8:15

Foul by Neil Barrett on Chris Sharp, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan Brown from right channel, clearance by Tom Phipp.

5:44

Ross Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry. Will Salmon takes the free kick.

3:08

Liam Enver-Marum gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Sharp. Free kick taken by Ryan Young. Unfair challenge on Kyle Perry by Paul Lorraine results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Davies.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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