Ebbsfleet secured their first home win of the season against 10-man Mansfield.

Matt Green was dismissed just after the half-hour mark for a late tackle on Paul Lorraine and the visitors took the lead though Louis Briscoe's penalty.

Nathan Elder headed in his third goal of the season from Joe Howe's cross to level and Phil Walsh made it 2-1 after Lorraine's header across goal.

Liam Enver-Marum made sure of the points with a spot-kick after Elder was fouled by Ritchie Sutton.

Stags boss Paul Cox was sent off in the second half.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"They're all important, the wins, but after the week we've had that was just what we needed.

"Things had been said, a few home truths, we swapped things about a bit and I got a reaction.

"Our fitness levels today were great in the sun, some of them had a bit of a day off first half on Tuesday so I was expecting high energy levels.

"We had desire and you've got to have desire, in whatever sport you do, football or badminton or whatever."

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I have never seen a set of officials make so many bad decisions in one game. I know they have a hard job to do.

"The decision for Matt Green (sending off) was absolutely embarrassing. The decision for their penalty was embarrassing.

"He (the referee) said he sent me off for being aggressive. All I have done is walked onto the pitch and booted the ball, and I probably shouldn't have done that."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 03 Blake
  • 04 Ada
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 08 Marwa (Phipp - 72' )
  • 14 Howe
  • 15 Barrett
  • 16 Bellamy (Folkes - 46' )
  • 05 Walsh
  • 07 Marum
  • 09 Elder (Williams - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 20 Folkes
  • 11 Phipp
  • 18 Azeez
  • 19 Williams

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 02 Sutton Booked
  • 05 Jones
  • 33 Geohaghan
  • 13 Howell
  • 21 Murray
  • 31 Daniel
  • 07 Meikle (Speight - 64' )
  • 10 Green Dismissed
  • 11 Briscoe (Wright - 64' )
  • 16 Rhead Booked (Roberts - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Thompson
  • 14 Clements
  • 18 Roberts
  • 08 Speight
  • 12 Wright
Ref: Knowles
Att: 828

Match Stats

Shots

8 3

On target

5 1

Corners

3 6

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:50

Jake Speight takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

90:00 +2:05

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

89:20

The official flags Adam Williams offside. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

85:58

Alan Marriott takes the direct free kick.

85:58 Substitution

Substitution Adam Williams comes on in place of Nathan Elder.

85:58

The official flags Ryan Blake offside.

83:45

Nathan Elder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Sutton. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

82:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Walsh by Nick Wright. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

80:56

Assist by Nathan Elder.

80:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Enver-Marum - Ebbsfleet 3 - 1 Mansfield Penalty taken right-footed by Liam Enver-Marum and scored. Ebbsfleet United 3-1 Mansfield.

80:12 Booking

Booking Ritchie Sutton booked.

79:19

Ritchie Sutton gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder.

76:18

Ryan Blake produces a cross.

75:21

Jake Speight produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

73:45

Nathan Elder takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

71:45

Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

71:45 Substitution

Substitution (Ebbsfleet United) makes a substitution, with Tom Phipp coming on for Ram Marwa.

71:45

Jake Speight is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

70:54

Foul by Joe Howe on Adam Murray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Murray.

69:47

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, Preston Edwards makes a comfortable save.

67:52

Neil Barrett has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

66:27

Gary Roberts challenges Neil Barrett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

65:43

Nathan Elder is penalised for a handball. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

63:09 Substitution

Substitution Nick Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Louis Briscoe.

63:09 Substitution

Substitution Gary Roberts on for Matt Rhead.

63:09 Substitution

Substitution Jake Speight is brought on as a substitute for Lindon Meikle.

60:50

Ryan Blake challenges Matt Rhead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Murray from right wing, save by Preston Edwards.

59:46

Paul Lorraine provided the assist for the goal.

59:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Phil Walsh - Ebbsfleet 2 - 1 Mansfield Phil Walsh fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 2-1 Mansfield.

59:16

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Folkes from the right by-line.

58:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Walsh by Matt Rhead. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

57:35

Assist by Joe Howe.

57:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Elder - Ebbsfleet 1 - 1 Mansfield Nathan Elder scores a headed goal from inside the box. Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Mansfield.

57:30

Joe Howe sends in a cross,

57:23

Centre by Ritchie Sutton, Patrick Ada manages to make a clearance.

54:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Murray from the right by-line, Preston Edwards makes a save.

50:15

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Murray from the right by-line.

49:42

The referee penalises Nathan Elder for handball. Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

49:03

Effort from inside the area by Matt Rhead misses to the left of the target.

48:40

Patrick Ada produces a cross, save made by Alan Marriott.

46:36

Effort by Joe Howe from a long way out goes over the target.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution James Folkes is brought on as a substitute for Liam Bellamy.

45:00 +3:46 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:57

Paul Lorraine concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Rhead. Free kick crossed by Adam Murray, Liam Bellamy makes a clearance.

45:00 +2:29

Joe Howe delivers the ball, save by Alan Marriott.

44:50

Handball by Anthony Howell. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

42:32

Corner taken by Liam Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post, Anthony Howell manages to make a clearance.

42:22

The ball is delivered by Ryan Blake, Exodus Geohaghon makes a clearance.

41:16

The assist for the goal came from Lindon Meikle.

41:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Louis Briscoe - Ebbsfleet 0 - 1 Mansfield Penalty taken right-footed by Louis Briscoe and scored. Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Mansfield.

40:35

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Lindon Meikle by Liam Bellamy.

39:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Elder on Luke Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

38:35

The referee blows for offside. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

37:51

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Bellamy, save by Alan Marriott.

36:45

Drilled left-footed shot by Liam Bellamy. Blocked by Luke Jones.

35:54

The ball is swung over by Paul Lorraine, Anthony Howell makes a clearance.

34:25

Ritchie Sutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Elder. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Liam Bellamy from left channel.

33:54

Nathan Elder has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

32:14

Paul Lorraine takes the direct free kick.

32:14 Dismissal

Dismissal Matt Green receives a red card for violent conduct.

31:51

Paul Lorraine fouled by Matt Green, the ref awards a free kick.

29:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Enver-Marum by Ritchie Sutton. Phil Walsh takes the free kick.

28:54

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Murray from the left by-line, Liam Bellamy makes a clearance.

28:21

Paul Lorraine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Rhead. Adam Murray crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Nathan Elder.

26:24

Ryan Blake fouled by Exodus Geohaghon, the ref awards a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

25:24

Paul Lorraine concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Rhead. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Murray from left wing, clearance by Paul Lorraine.

23:42

Joe Howe produces a cross, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.

22:44

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Murray.

20:53

Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

20:53 Booking

Booking Matt Rhead receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

20:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Rhead on Paul Lorraine.

18:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Barrett on Adam Murray. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

17:50

The ball is sent over by Joe Howe, clearance by Luke Jones.

17:17

The ball is swung over by Ryan Blake, clearance made by Exodus Geohaghon.

15:21

The ball is delivered by Joe Howe.

13:53

Unfair challenge on Nathan Elder by Luke Jones results in a free kick. Liam Enver-Marum produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Matt Rhead gets a block in.

13:11

The ball is crossed by Joe Howe, Alan Marriott makes a save.

10:31

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Murray from the right by-line.

8:52

Paul Lorraine concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Green. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Murray, Liam Enver-Marum manages to make a clearance.

7:19

Unfair challenge on Joe Howe by Lindon Meikle results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Paul Lorraine, clearance by Ritchie Sutton.

6:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Exodus Geohaghon. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

5:51

Foul by Neil Barrett on Anthony Howell, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Adam Murray, Phil Walsh makes a clearance.

4:53

Ram Marwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Ritchie Sutton. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

2:14

Liam Enver-Marum concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Jones. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

1:04

Liam Enver-Marum is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

0:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Ada by Matt Green. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

0:00

The match begins.

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