Ebbsfleet's Blue Square Bet Premier survival hopes suffered a blow as they slipped to defeat against Braintree.

The hosts struck when Luke Daley fired in from close range, before Fleet equalised when Liam Enver-Marum fired into the bottom corner.

The Iron re-took the lead when James Mulley headed in five minutes later and the game was won when Kenny Davis netted from the spot.

Stefan Payne's red card for a foul on Nicky Symons sealed Ebbsfleet's fate.

The Kent side are now 23rd in the table, 11 points adrift of Southport in 20th but with three games in hand, while Braintree are 13th.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 05 Paine
  • 15 Massey Booked (Watts - 46' )
  • 19 Wells
  • 32 Smith Booked
  • 07 Symons (Woodyard - 75' )
  • 08 Davis
  • 12 Daley
  • 17 Mulley
  • 09 Marks
  • 37 Wright (Sparkes - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Naisbitt
  • 28 Watts
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 33 Woodyard
  • 02 Peters

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 06 Lorraine (Saville - 77' )
  • 17 Gwillim Booked
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe
  • 16 Bellamy
  • 23 Carew Booked (Elder - 75' )
  • 05 Walsh
  • 07 Marum Booked
  • 20 Godden (Azeez - 84' )
  • 22 Payne Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 21 Saville
  • 15 Barrett
  • 18 Azeez
  • 09 Elder
Ref: Ford
Att: 822

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

6 3

Corners

6 4

Fouls

12 17

Live Text Commentary

94:01 Full time

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

90:00 +3:12

Close range shot by Sean Marks goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +1:07

James Mulley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Phipp. Free kick taken by Phil Walsh.

90:00 +0:42

Joe Howe takes a shot. Dean Wells gets a block in.

89:21 Booking

Booking Booking for Steven Smith for unsporting behaviour.

89:14

Foul by Steven Smith on Liam Enver-Marum, free kick awarded. Gareth Gwillim takes the free kick.

88:23

Lanre Azeez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Wells. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

87:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Daley by Phil Walsh. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Sparkes.

86:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lanre Azeez by Ryan Watts. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gareth Gwillim, Nathan McDonald makes a save.

85:10 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Sparkes comes on in place of Ben Wright.

84:58

Sean Marks produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

84:29

Shot by Kenny Davis from outside the box goes high over the target.

84:23

The ball is sent over by Matthew Paine, clearance by Jack Saville.

83:10 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Azeez replaces Matt Godden.

82:53

Matthew Paine sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Nathan Elder goes over the bar.

82:12

Tom Phipp produces a cross, clearance by Kenny Davis. Matt Godden takes a shot. Save made by Nathan McDonald.

80:39

Matthew Paine fouled by Nathan Elder, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Wells.

79:11

Luke Daley sends in a cross, blocked by Tom Phipp.

78:28

The official flags Luke Daley offside. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

77:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Nathan Elder. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

77:08

Alex Woodyard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Phipp. Free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

76:08 Substitution

Substitution Jack Saville comes on in place of Paul Lorraine.

75:58

The ball is sent over by Ben Wright, clearance by Paul Lorraine.

74:03 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Elder on for Ashley Carew.

74:03 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Alex Woodyard coming on for Nicky Symons.

69:17 Dismissal

Dismissal Stefan Payne shown a red card for professional foul.

69:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stefan Payne on Nicky Symons. James Mulley takes the direct free kick.

64:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Kenny Davis - Braintree 3 - 1 Ebbsfleet Kenny Davis scores a placed penalty. Braintree Town 3-1 Ebbsfleet United.

63:39

Tom Phipp concedes a Penalty for a foul on James Mulley.

63:00

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Wright, clearance made by Tom Phipp.

62:48

Ben Wright delivers the ball.

62:23

James Mulley concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bellamy. Free kick taken by Matt Godden.

61:13

The ball is delivered by Tom Phipp, Ryan Watts gets a block in.

60:20

Ben Wright takes a shot. Phil Walsh gets a block in.

57:38

The ball is crossed by Ben Wright, clearance made by Joe Howe.

57:09

Ben Wright delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Paul Lorraine.

57:09 Booking

Booking Gareth Gwillim is given a yellow card.

56:37

Unfair challenge on Luke Daley by Gareth Gwillim results in a free kick.

55:48

Liam Enver-Marum has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

54:52

Nathan McDonald takes the indirect free kick.

54:52 Booking

Booking Liam Enver-Marum receives a caution.

54:47

Liam Enver-Marum concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Wells.

53:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Symons on Tom Phipp. Direct free kick taken by Phil Walsh.

52:03

Liam Enver-Marum is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

51:15

Unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Matt Godden results in a free kick. Nathan McDonald takes the indirect free kick.

49:08

Centre by Gareth Gwillim, clearance made by Steven Smith.

48:55

Centre by Joe Howe, clearance by Matthew Paine.

47:26

Matthew Paine fouled by Matt Godden, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Wells takes the free kick.

45:15

Foul by Joe Howe on James Mulley, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Watts joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Massey.

45:00 +1:37 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:19

Ashley Carew takes a shot.

45:00 +0:59

Corner taken by Gareth Gwillim from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Nathan McDonald.

44:54

Alan Massey concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Enver-Marum. Free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

41:29

Unfair challenge on Joe Howe by James Mulley results in a free kick. Tom Phipp takes the direct free kick.

40:29 Goal scored

Goal! - James Mulley - Braintree 2 - 1 Ebbsfleet James Mulley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Braintree Town 2-1 Ebbsfleet United.

39:54

Unfair challenge on James Mulley by Tom Phipp results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Wright.

38:26

Liam Bellamy fouled by Alan Massey, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Matt Godden from the free kick,

37:15

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright to the near post, The ball is crossed by Dean Wells, Liam Bellamy makes a clearance.

35:59

Tom Phipp provided the assist for the goal.

35:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Enver-Marum - Braintree 1 - 1 Ebbsfleet Liam Enver-Marum fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-1 Ebbsfleet United.

32:58

The ball is swung over by Ben Wright, Dean Wells takes a shot. Preston Edwards makes a comfortable save.

32:58 Booking

Booking Ashley Carew goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

32:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Daley by Ashley Carew.

31:36

The ball is crossed by Matt Godden, Alan Massey gets a block in. Gareth Gwillim takes the inswinging corner, save by Nathan McDonald.

29:17

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Gwillim.

28:54

The ball is delivered by Kenny Davis, Sean Marks takes a shot. Save made by Preston Edwards.

27:08

Unfair challenge on Tom Phipp by Ben Wright results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Walsh.

26:40

Nicky Symons delivers the ball.

25:51

Unfair challenge on Matthew Paine by Tom Phipp results in a free kick. Ben Wright delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Paul Lorraine.

24:05

Corner taken by Ben Wright from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Joe Howe.

22:59

Centre by Joe Howe, Nathan McDonald makes a save.

22:24

Phil Walsh fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

19:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Wright by Paul Lorraine. Shot comes in from Ben Wright from the free kick, inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright from the right by-line, save by Preston Edwards. Dean Wells takes a shot. Phil Walsh gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Wright, Dean Wells takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Howe.

18:54

Centre by Ben Wright, Preston Edwards makes a save.

16:55

Joe Howe produces a cross, save by Nathan McDonald.

15:06

The referee penalises James Mulley for handball. Phil Walsh takes the direct free kick.

14:07

The ball is crossed by Matt Godden, save made by Nathan McDonald.

11:21

James Mulley provided the assist for the goal.

11:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Daley - Braintree 1 - 0 Ebbsfleet A goal is scored by Luke Daley from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-0 Ebbsfleet United.

9:45

Ashley Carew crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

9:45 Booking

Booking Alan Massey is shown a yellow card.

9:13

Alan Massey challenges Liam Enver-Marum unfairly and gives away a free kick.

7:08

Corner taken by Ashley Carew from the left by-line, clearance by Alan Massey.

6:21

Phil Walsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Marks. Kenny Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Phil Walsh.

5:45

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Godden. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

3:59

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gareth Gwillim, Stefan Payne crosses the ball, save made by Nathan McDonald.

2:06

Unfair challenge on Matthew Paine by Liam Enver-Marum results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Wells.

1:05

Shot by Luke Daley from outside the box goes over the target.

0:00

The game begins.

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