Craig Hobson netted twice as Stockport swept aside Ebbsfleet in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Following a goalless first half, Hobson broke the deadlock with a smart turn and chip shortly after the break.

Liam Bellamy shot wide when well placed for the visitors, before Hobson volleyed in for 2-0.

Tom Collins' fine individual effort extended the lead, while Nathan Elder crashed in a penalty after Sean Newton fouled Moses Ashikodi.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Stockport County

  • 21 King Booked
  • 02 Halls
  • 03 Newton
  • 06 Tunnicliffe
  • 20 Fagbola
  • 04 Connor (Mainwaring - 46' )
  • 08 Kenyon
  • 23 Turnbull
  • 07 Whitehead (Collins - 29' )
  • 09 Hattersley
  • 11 Hobson (Sheridan - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Ormson
  • 14 Sheridan
  • 22 Mainwaring
  • 10 Collins
  • 19 Rowe

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 04 Ada
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 08 Marwa (Marum - 83' )
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe
  • 15 Barrett (Bellamy - 46' )
  • 22 Soares
  • 05 Walsh
  • 09 Elder
  • 10 Ashikodi

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 02 Stone
  • 16 Bellamy
  • 17 Greenhalgh
  • 07 Marum
Ref: Toner
Att: 4,641

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

5 3

Corners

5 7

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:32

Moses Ashikodi takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Fagbola.

90:00 +1:16

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Louie Soares played to the near post, save made by Lewis King.

88:22

Effort on goal by Sam Sheridan from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

87:23

Foul by Liam Bellamy on Danny Hattersley, free kick awarded. Paul Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

85:21

Sean Newton crosses the ball, clearance by Phil Walsh.

85:05

The ball is sent over by Sean Newton, Paul Lorraine manages to make a clearance.

83:38

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Collins, save by Preston Edwards.

82:35 Substitution

Substitution Liam Enver-Marum on for Ram Marwa.

81:20

Tom Phipp concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Hattersley. Free kick taken by Lewis King.

78:30 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

78:07

The ball is sent over by Patrick Ada, Lewis King makes a save.

77:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Hattersley on Paul Lorraine. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

76:50

Moses Ashikodi has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

74:59

Unfair challenge on Tom Collins by Patrick Ada results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Halls.

70:40 Substitution

Substitution Sam Sheridan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Hobson.

68:35

Sean Newton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

67:56

Craig Hobson challenges Paul Lorraine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Ada takes the free kick.

66:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Phipp from the right by-line. Corner taken by Louie Soares.

60:44

Foul by Sean Newton on Moses Ashikodi, Penalty awarded.

60:36

Corner from left by-line taken by Tom Collins.

60:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Elder - Stockport 3 - 1 Ebbsfleet Placed penalty scored by Nathan Elder. Stockport County 3-1 Ebbsfleet United.

56:43

Matty Mainwaring provided the assist for the goal.

56:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Collins - Stockport 3 - 0 Ebbsfleet Tom Collins grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stockport County 3-0 Ebbsfleet United.

52:41

The assist for the goal came from Sean Newton.

52:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Hobson - Stockport 2 - 0 Ebbsfleet Craig Hobson grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stockport County 2-0 Ebbsfleet United.

50:33

Assist by Paul Turnbull.

50:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Hobson - Stockport 1 - 0 Ebbsfleet Craig Hobson finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Stockport County 1-0 Ebbsfleet United.

45:04 Substitution

Substitution Neil Barrett goes off and Liam Bellamy comes on.

45:04 Substitution

Substitution Matty Mainwaring is brought on as a substitute for Joe Connor.

44:33

Danny Hattersley takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Howe. Corner taken left-footed by Sean Newton, Preston Edwards makes a save.

40:48

Craig Hobson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Howe. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

37:31

Centre by Danny Hattersley, clearance made by Paul Lorraine.

36:07

Moses Ashikodi takes a shot. Save by Lewis King.

35:38

Craig Hobson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

35:11

A cross is delivered by Sean Newton.

33:26

Nathan Elder produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

33:26 Booking

Booking Lewis King shown a yellow card.

33:08

Tom Phipp takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post,

30:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder by Joe Connor. Louie Soares has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

30:16

Moses Ashikodi fouled by Jordan Fagbola, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Lorraine takes the free kick.

29:00 Substitution

Substitution Tom Collins is brought on as a substitute for Danny Whitehead.

27:13

Danny Hattersley has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. Nathan Elder takes a shot. Save by Lewis King.

25:08

Centre by Andy Halls, Patrick Ada makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Danny Whitehead.

24:31

Unfair challenge on James Tunnicliffe by Nathan Elder results in a free kick. Lewis King restarts play with the free kick.

23:29

Louie Soares produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

23:05

Neil Barrett fouled by Paul Turnbull, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Barrett.

21:34

The ball is crossed by Neil Barrett, Jordan Fagbola manages to make a clearance.

20:59

Nathan Elder fouled by Paul Turnbull, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ram Marwa.

20:17

The ball is delivered by Patrick Ada.

18:41

Louie Soares takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Andy Halls.

16:07

Shot by Alex Kenyon from outside the box goes over the net.

14:48

Short corner taken by Louis Foares.

13:28

Nathan Elder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Newton. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Sean Newton from left wing. Inswinging corner taken by Danny Whitehead.

9:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Hattersley. Preston Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

8:53

Moses Ashikodi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Tunnicliffe. Direct free kick taken by Lewis King.

7:10

Louis Foares takes a inswinging corner to the near post. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis King by Moses Ashikodi. Direct free kick taken by Lewis King.

6:04

Neil Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Turnbull. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sean Newton, save by Preston Edwards.

5:22

Tom Phipp has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

4:48

Phil Walsh fouled by Craig Hobson, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Walsh takes the free kick.

2:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ram Marwa on Danny Whitehead. Lewis King takes the direct free kick.

2:19

The ball is swung over by Louis Foares, clearance made by James Tunnicliffe.

0:58

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

45:01

The referee gets the game underway.

The game restarts for the second half.

Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

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