Nuneaton's Andy Brown scored a late equaliser to hold fellow Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers Ebbsfleet.

Ebbsfleet dominated the early stages and deservedly went ahead as defender Tom Phipp volleyed home from 10 yards.

The visitors battled back and nearly drew level but Wesley York's effort from inside the area was parried by home goalkeeper Preston Edwards.

But in the last minute, Brown headed in Tom James' pass to share the spoils and put his side within a point of safety.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"That's the story of our season today - conceding late, another draw, and not finishing the job off.

"It wasn't about today - during our whole season we've not defended well enough. It's getting to this stage where you look back over the season and there have been too many dropped points at home.

"It's looking tough, and [I wonder] whether this league is too strong for us, as a club and not just on the pitch.

"It's not numerically out of the question now but it's a tough ask."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 17 Gwillim
  • 21 Saville (Alabi - 78' )
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe Booked
  • 15 Barrett Booked (Stone - 76' )
  • 16 Bellamy
  • 23 Carew
  • 05 Walsh
  • 07 Marum
  • 10 Ashikodi

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 02 Stone
  • 18 Azeez
  • 19 Williams
  • 26 Alabi

Nuneaton

  • 23 Burge
  • 03 Phillips
  • 04 Cowan
  • 14 Forsdick Booked
  • 15 Gordon Booked
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 12 Armson
  • 25 Dance (Walker - 87' )
  • 07 York
  • 10 Brown
  • 27 Moult (James - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Cartwright
  • 18 James
  • 06 Walker
  • 11 Adams
  • 13 Sleath
Ref: Horwood
Att: 695

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

3 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:49 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:15

The referee blows for offside. Preston Edwards takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:36

Centre by Liam Bellamy, Header from deep inside the area by Tom Phipp goes over the bar.

90:00 +2:29 Booking

Booking The referee shows Simon Forsdick a yellow card.

90:00 +2:13

Unfair challenge on Liam Bellamy by Simon Forsdick results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

90:00 +0:59

Stephen O'Halloran concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Howe. Gareth Gwillim crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Lee Burge makes a save.

89:18

Assist on the goal came from Tom James.

89:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Brown - Ebbsfleet 1 - 1 Nuneaton Andy Brown scores a headed goal from close range. Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Nuneaton.

88:39

Foul by Gareth Gwillim on Wesley York, free kick awarded. Tom James crosses the ball,

87:29

The ball is sent over by Moses Ashikodi, clearance made by Gavin Cowan.

86:03 Substitution

Substitution Adam Walker replaces James Dance.

84:51

Effort from outside the area by Tom Phipp goes wide right of the goal.

83:31

James Dance crosses the ball, Delroy Gordon takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

83:03

Inswinging corner taken by James Armson, Phil Walsh manages to make a clearance.

82:19

Effort from deep inside the area by Liam Enver-Marum misses to the right of the goal.

80:52

Liam Enver-Marum shoots direct from the free kick.

80:52 Booking

Booking Delroy Gordon goes into the referee's book.

80:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Delroy Gordon on Moses Ashikodi.

79:42

Craig Stone challenges James Dance unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Phillips.

79:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

79:00

James Dance delivers the ball, clearance made by Tobi Alabi.

77:42 Substitution

Substitution Tobi Alabi comes on in place of Jack Saville.

76:42

Andy Brown takes a shot.

75:47 Substitution

Substitution Craig Stone on for Neil Barrett.

75:09

Stephen O'Halloran delivers the ball, Wesley York produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

73:17

Phil Walsh challenges Andy Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Armson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Preston Edwards makes a save.

71:35

Corner taken by Tom James played to the near post, Neil Barrett manages to make a clearance.

70:41

Centre by Stephen O'Halloran, Andy Brown produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

69:25

Wesley York produces a cross.

67:27

Shot by Tom Phipp from outside the box goes over the target.

66:44

Foul by Andy Brown on Neil Barrett, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

66:28

Corner taken by James Armson from the left by-line, clearance made by Ashley Carew.

66:12

Gavin Cowan takes a shot.

65:08

James Armson restarts play with the free kick.

65:08 Substitution

Substitution Tom James is brought on as a substitute for Louis Moult.

65:08 Booking

Booking Booking for Joe Howe.

64:50

Foul by Joe Howe on Wesley York, free kick awarded.

62:18

Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Gwillim from the right by-line, Jack Saville takes a shot. Save by Lee Burge.

59:03

The ball is crossed by Louis Moult, clearance by Ashley Carew.

58:04

Jack Saville fouled by Andy Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

57:20

Liam Enver-Marum is ruled offside. Lee Burge takes the indirect free kick.

54:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Delroy Gordon by Moses Ashikodi. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Burge.

52:18

The referee gives a free kick against Louis Moult for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

50:31

Indirect free kick taken by Lee Burge.

50:31 Booking

Booking Neil Barrett booked.

50:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Barrett on Simon Forsdick.

49:36

Unfair challenge on Wesley York by Moses Ashikodi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Phillips.

48:45

Tom Phipp fouled by Wesley York, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gareth Gwillim.

48:32

Centre by Louis Moult, clearance by Jack Saville.

47:07

Moses Ashikodi produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

46:15

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Carew, Phil Walsh challenges Simon Forsdick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Burge.

45:30

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ashley Carew.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen O'Halloran on Neil Barrett. Phil Walsh restarts play with the free kick.

43:17

The ball is delivered by Louis Moult, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Brown goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

39:33

Corner taken by James Dance from the left by-line played to the near post, Neil Barrett manages to make a clearance.

39:17

Wesley York takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

38:53

Centre by Andy Brown.

36:06

Andy Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bellamy. Phil Walsh takes the indirect free kick.

35:45

Stephen O'Halloran sends in a cross, Gareth Gwillim makes a clearance.

35:03

Tom Phipp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley York. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Burge.

34:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Saville by Andy Brown. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

33:19

Assist by Neil Barrett.

33:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Phipp - Ebbsfleet 1 - 0 Nuneaton Tom Phipp finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Nuneaton.

32:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Delroy Gordon on Liam Enver-Marum. Neil Barrett takes the direct free kick.

31:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Louis Moult. Preston Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

30:27

Foul by James Dance on Joe Howe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

29:27

Phil Walsh produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the goal.

28:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Louis Moult. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

27:58

James Armson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

26:06

Unfair challenge on Louis Moult by Phil Walsh results in a free kick. James Armson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Liam Bellamy manages to make a clearance.

25:23

Effort by Tom Phipp from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

25:05

The ball is crossed by Joe Howe, clearance by Gavin Cowan.

23:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dance by Neil Barrett. Stephen O'Halloran takes the indirect free kick.

23:26

James Armson takes the inswinging corner, Jack Saville makes a clearance.

23:06

Shot by Louis Moult. Save by Preston Edwards.

22:12

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Blocked by Delroy Gordon.

17:55

The ball is crossed by Stephen O'Halloran, save made by Preston Edwards.

16:43

Moses Ashikodi is ruled offside. Lee Burge takes the indirect free kick.

13:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Brown. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

13:11

Neil Barrett produces a cross, Gavin Cowan makes a clearance.

11:51

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Carew to the near post, clearance by Aaron Phillips.

11:35

Shot by Ashley Carew. Gavin Cowan gets a block in.

11:03

Delroy Gordon challenges Liam Enver-Marum unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gareth Gwillim, clearance made by Gavin Cowan.

10:20

Effort on goal by Louis Moult from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

9:43

The referee blows for offside. Lee Burge takes the free kick.

9:05

Gareth Gwillim takes the inswinging corner, Gavin Cowan manages to make a clearance.

7:55

The ball is crossed by Liam Enver-Marum, Gavin Cowan manages to make a clearance.

5:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Moses Ashikodi on Aaron Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Burge.

4:16

Unfair challenge on James Armson by Gareth Gwillim results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by James Armson, Header on goal by Delroy Gordon from just inside the area goes over the goal.

1:25

Unfair challenge on James Armson by Moses Ashikodi results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Burge.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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