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:

Daish pleased with difficult win

"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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