Tom Phipp scored the winner on the stroke of half-time as struggling Ebbsfleet United won at Tamworth.

The midfielder hit the bar after only two minutes but made no mistake with a volley in first-half stoppage time.

Ashley Carew and Neil Barrett went close to extending Ebbsfleet's lead, while Adam Cunnington had a late chance for the hosts but fired over.

Ebbsfleet remain in the relegation zone but are now only three points adrift of safety, while Tamworth slip to ninth.

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Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

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"We were excellent. It was a very workman-like performance against a side who have done well this year.

"The players defended really well, we were dangerous going forward, we defended when we had to, got a clean sheet and backed up what we did last week, which proved that wasn't a one-off.

"I'm still looking for some more confidence going forward but that is a good win for us."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 13 Breedon
  • 02 Tait
  • 15 Courtney Booked
  • 30 Oji
  • 35 Taylor
  • 03 Kelly (Till - 40' )
  • 04 Baldock (Moke - 58' )
  • 08 Hendrie
  • 11 Kerry
  • 07 Cunnington
  • 09 Wright (Barrow - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Marshall
  • 18 Till
  • 19 Barrow
  • 34 Moke
  • 28 Collins

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 04 Ada
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 02 Stone Booked
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe
  • 15 Barrett
  • 22 Soares (Azeez - 62' )
  • 23 Carew
  • 05 Walsh Booked (Elder - 77' )
  • 07 Marum Booked (Ashikodi - 86' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 16 Bellamy
  • 18 Azeez
  • 09 Elder
  • 10 Ashikodi
Ref: Barratt
Att: 838

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

5 6

Corners

3 3

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:26

Corner taken right-footed by Peter Till, Adam Cunnington takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

90:00 +2:49

Moses Ashikodi takes a shot. Tony Breedon makes a save. Adriano Moke takes a shot. Craig Stone makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:53

Moses Ashikodi takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:53 Booking

Booking Duane Courtney goes into the book.

90:00 +1:45

Neil Barrett fouled by Duane Courtney, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +0:58 Booking

Booking The referee books Moses Ashikodi for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:28

Lloyd Kerry takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

89:46

Nathan Elder challenges Sam Oji unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

89:18

The ball is sent over by Adam Cunnington, Greg Taylor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

87:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Till by Ashley Carew. Tony Breedon takes the indirect free kick.

84:59 Substitution

Substitution Liam Enver-Marum leaves the field to be replaced by Moses Ashikodi.

84:59 Booking

Booking Liam Enver-Marum receives a caution.

83:13

Effort from the edge of the box by Scott Barrow goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

81:06

Lloyd Kerry has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

79:33

Effort from inside the area by Adriano Moke misses to the right of the target.

79:12

Adam Cunnington takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

78:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder by Lloyd Kerry. Ashley Carew takes the direct free kick.

77:23

The official flags Nathan Elder offside. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

76:53 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Elder comes on in place of Phil Walsh.

72:59

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lanre Azeez.

69:58 Substitution

Substitution Scott Barrow replaces Tommy Wright.

69:13

Lloyd Kerry concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Walsh. Patrick Ada takes the free kick.

67:42

Neil Barrett takes a shot. Tony Breedon makes a save.

64:42

Unfair challenge on Ashley Carew by Richard Tait results in a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

64:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

63:05

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Duane Courtney gets a block in.

61:28

Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

61:28 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Azeez is brought on as a substitute for Louie Soares.

61:28

Adam Cunnington is caught offside.

56:29

Save by Tony Breedon.

56:29 Substitution

Substitution Adriano Moke comes on in place of George Baldock.

56:29

Louie Soares takes a short corner, Ashley Carew takes a shot.

55:32

Foul by Phil Walsh on Lee Hendrie, free kick awarded. Lee Hendrie takes the direct free kick.

55:13

The ball is delivered by Lloyd Kerry, Paul Lorraine makes a clearance.

52:07

Indirect free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

52:07 Booking

Booking Phil Walsh booked for unsporting behaviour.

51:55

Foul by Phil Walsh on Tony Breedon, free kick awarded.

51:31

Greg Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Stone.

50:43

Lee Hendrie takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Neil Barrett makes a clearance.

50:00

Foul by Patrick Ada on Lloyd Kerry, free kick awarded. Peter Till crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Craig Stone.

49:19

A cross is delivered by Peter Till, Header by Adam Cunnington from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

45:13

Unfair challenge on Sam Oji by Phil Walsh results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:43 Half time

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

45:00 +0:28

The assist for the goal came from Phil Walsh.

45:00 +0:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Phipp - Tamworth 0 - 1 Ebbsfleet Tom Phipp gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Tamworth 0-1 Ebbsfleet United.

41:31

The official flags Liam Enver-Marum offside. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

41:11

Ashley Carew takes a shot. Blocked by Duane Courtney.

40:06

Patrick Ada concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Cunnington. Greg Taylor takes the direct free kick.

39:30 Substitution

Substitution Peter Till joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Kelly.

38:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louie Soares by Greg Taylor. Louie Soares takes the free kick.

37:52

Lee Hendrie takes a shot.

37:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Baldock by Ashley Carew. Lee Hendrie crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Neil Barrett.

36:27

Patrick Ada fouled by Tommy Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

34:16

Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

34:16 Booking

Booking Craig Stone receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

33:54

Craig Stone concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Kelly.

30:34

Lloyd Kerry challenges Louie Soares unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Phipp restarts play with the free kick.

29:15

Lloyd Kerry takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Howe. Lee Hendrie takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Craig Stone.

26:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Stone on Adam Cunnington. Greg Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

25:07

The referee blows for offside against George Baldock. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

19:32

Lee Hendrie challenges Phil Walsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Lorraine restarts play with the free kick.

18:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Oji by Liam Enver-Marum. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

17:36

Lloyd Kerry takes a shot. Paul Lorraine gets a block in.

16:49

Greg Taylor crosses the ball, Louie Soares gets a block in.

16:34

Unfair challenge on Richard Tait by Joe Howe results in a free kick. George Baldock takes the direct free kick.

14:37

Tom Phipp fouled by Lloyd Kerry, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Ada takes the direct free kick.

13:28

Effort on goal by Louie Soares from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

12:53

Duane Courtney produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

12:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Kerry by Louie Soares. Marcus Kelly takes the direct free kick.

11:01

Lee Hendrie crosses the ball, save made by Preston Edwards.

7:52

The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

7:03

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

6:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Phipp on Tommy Wright. Free kick taken by George Baldock.

3:55

Unfair challenge on Greg Taylor by Phil Walsh results in a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

2:13

Joe Howe sends in a cross, Tom Phipp takes a shot.

1:41

Inswinging corner taken by Louie Soares.

0:00

The game begins.

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