Ebbsfleet moved off the bottom of the Blue Square Bet Premier with a hard-fought win over Hereford.

Josh Scott scored from six yards for his third goal in as many games, as Liam Daish's side made it two wins from three to move above AFC Telford.

Keeper Preston Edwards twice denied Ryan Bowman inside the area for the visitors, whilst Joshua O'Keefe hit the post as the Bulls pushed for equaliser.

Hereford have now lost two of the last three games in the league.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a tough game for us, Hereford are in a good vein of form and are a decent side.

"We wanted to play at a high tempo, travel with the ball quickly and get good movement. It all came together today.

"I think we deserved it. The lads take confidence in keeping clean sheets. Being an ex-defender, if you get a couple of clean sheets and on a roll you start really believing.

"We need team performances. It's about results and getting the team doing their jobs. Players look better individually when everyone is playing well. It makes us competitive when we play like that and gives us a better chance of winning football matches."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 17 Gwillim
  • 21 Saville Booked
  • 02 Stone
  • 14 Howe (Bellamy - 83' )
  • 15 Barrett
  • 23 Carew
  • 07 Marum (Azeez - 82' )
  • 20 Scott
  • 22 Payne (Elder - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 16 Bellamy
  • 18 Azeez
  • 05 Walsh
  • 09 Elder

Hereford

  • 01 Bittner
  • 02 Gallinagh
  • 06 Graham
  • 14 Stam Booked
  • 27 Musa (Jackson - 62' )
  • 07 Watkins
  • 15 James Booked (Carruthers - 84' Booked )
  • 18 Clucas
  • 21 O'Keefe
  • 10 Sharp (Smikle - 83' )
  • 19 Bowman

Substitutes

  • 03 Heath
  • 08 Carruthers
  • 26 McDonald
  • 22 Smikle
  • 09 Jackson
Ref: Treleaven
Att: 614

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

5 3

Corners

8 2

Fouls

19 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:54 Full time

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

90:00 +3:28

Inswinging corner taken by Samuel Clucas, save made by Preston Edwards.

90:00 +2:35

Josh Scott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins. Andy Gallinagh takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:38

Joshua O'Keefe challenges Craig Stone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

90:00 +0:09

Liam Bellamy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stefan Stam. Stefan Stam takes the free kick.

88:33 Substitution

Substitution Stefan Payne leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Elder.

87:29

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Samuel Clucas, save by Preston Edwards.

87:29 Booking

Booking Jack Saville booked for unsporting behaviour.

87:07

Jack Saville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samuel Clucas.

86:26

Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

86:26 Booking

Booking Chris Carruthers booked for unsporting behaviour.

85:59

Stefan Payne fouled by Chris Carruthers, the ref awards a free kick.

85:09

Foul by Josh Scott on Stefan Stam, free kick awarded. James Bittner takes the free kick.

83:46

Andy Gallinagh takes the indirect free kick.

83:46 Substitution

Substitution Chris Carruthers on for Kingsley James.

83:46

Foul by Stefan Payne on Andy Gallinagh, free kick awarded.

83:34

Josh Scott is ruled offside. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

83:18

Corner taken by Ashley Carew.

81:39 Substitution

Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Brian Smikle coming on for Chris Sharp.

81:39 Substitution

Substitution Liam Bellamy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Howe.

81:39 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Azeez replaces Liam Enver-Marum.

79:14

Joshua O'Keefe fouled by Neil Barrett, the ref awards a free kick. Stefan Stam restarts play with the free kick.

77:21

Samuel Clucas delivers the ball, Close range header by Ryan Bowman misses to the right of the target.

76:26

Foul by Ashley Carew on Joshua O'Keefe, free kick awarded. Kingsley James takes the free kick.

75:13

Samuel Clucas takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Neil Barrett makes a clearance.

70:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Graham by Josh Scott. Indirect free kick taken by James Bittner.

69:41

Shot by Joe Howe. James Bittner makes a save.

69:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marlon Jackson. Free kick taken by Craig Stone.

66:55

Joshua O'Keefe challenges Neil Barrett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

66:06

Centre by Neil Barrett, Ryan Bowman takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

65:49

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Preston Edwards gets a block in.

65:11

Effort on goal by Stefan Payne from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

62:54

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ashley Carew, blocked by Stefan Stam. Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Gwillim, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

62:54 Booking

Booking Stefan Stam is booked.

62:33

Unfair challenge on Stefan Payne by Stefan Stam results in a free kick.

61:24 Substitution

Substitution Marlon Jackson on for James Musa.

60:43

Stefan Payne challenges James Musa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

59:41

Foul by Luke Graham on Liam Enver-Marum, free kick awarded. Ashley Carew takes the direct free kick.

58:23

Paul Lorraine challenges Ryan Bowman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kingsley James takes the free kick.

55:08

Foul by Jack Saville on Chris Sharp, free kick awarded. Andy Gallinagh takes the indirect free kick.

54:30

Unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh by Liam Enver-Marum results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James Bittner.

54:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Carew, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

52:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Carew, Josh Scott has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

50:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Carew from the left by-line, clearance made by Joshua O'Keefe.

48:26

Kingsley James fouled by Stefan Payne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kingsley James.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:58 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

41:53

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Gwillim from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on James Bittner by Paul Lorraine results in a free kick. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

38:56

Ashley Carew crosses the ball in from the free kick, James Musa manages to make a clearance.

38:56 Booking

Booking Kingsley James receives a yellow card.

38:42

Unfair challenge on Stefan Payne by Kingsley James results in a free kick.

37:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Samuel Clucas on Neil Barrett. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

36:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Scott - Ebbsfleet 1 - 0 Hereford Josh Scott gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Hereford.

34:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

33:46

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Carew, Stefan Stam makes a clearance.

33:28

Ashley Carew takes a shot. Save by James Bittner.

32:23

Shot by Joshua O'Keefe from inside the box bounces off the post.

31:26

Unfair challenge on Craig Stone by Samuel Clucas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

29:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Scott on Andy Gallinagh. Free kick taken by James Bittner.

28:17

Liam Enver-Marum has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

27:52

Joe Howe crosses the ball, clearance made by Samuel Clucas.

25:51

Foul by Liam Enver-Marum on Andy Gallinagh, free kick awarded. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

25:38

Craig Stone delivers the ball, clearance by Luke Graham.

23:11

Luke Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Howe. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gareth Gwillim, clearance made by Joshua O'Keefe.

22:40

The referee blows for offside against Chris Sharp. Preston Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

22:17

Shot from 12 yards by Ryan Bowman. Preston Edwards makes a save.

21:05

Stefan Stam challenges Liam Enver-Marum unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Gwillim has an effort direct from the free kick, James Bittner makes a comfortable save.

20:40

Stefan Payne produces a cross, Stefan Stam manages to make a clearance.

19:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stefan Payne by Marley Watkins. Stefan Payne takes the free kick.

18:25

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

17:05

A cross is delivered by Craig Stone, James Bittner makes a comfortable save.

16:49

Joe Howe crosses the ball, clearance made by Stefan Stam.

16:08

Ashley Carew concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Clucas. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marley Watkins, clearance made by Gareth Gwillim.

12:29

Chris Sharp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Saville. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

11:37

Ashley Carew has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

10:54

Ashley Carew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Sharp. Stefan Stam takes the direct free kick.

10:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stefan Payne on Kingsley James. Indirect free kick taken by James Bittner.

8:26

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Gwillim from the right by-line played to the near post.

7:12

Joe Howe fouled by Marley Watkins, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Gwillim.

6:40

Craig Stone sends in a cross.

0:46

Joshua O'Keefe takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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