Ebbsfleet's Blue Square Bet Premier survival hopes look all but over as they were defeated by 10-man Hyde.

Louis Almond forced visiting keeper Preston Edwards into a fine save shortly before Liam Enver-Marum fired wide at the opposite end.

Hyde took the lead two minutes before the interval when Matthew Blinkhorn poked Almond's cross over the line.

Ebbsfleet received a glimmer of hope when Adam Griffin was given his marching orders, but Hyde held firm.

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Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

Daish wants Fleet to play for pride

"We had enough chances in the first half but didn't hit the target and, to be fair to Hyde, they defended resolutely in the second half.

"You can have a man advantage but if you don't use the ball in the right areas, all the rest is immaterial. We tried pushing bodies forward but our quality wasn't good enough.

"It's been a long season. We want to play for personal pride and come out with credit. We want as many points as we can get and that will not change."

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

5 3

Corners

3 2

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:53

The official flags Moses Ashikodi offside. Free kick taken by David Carnell.

89:15

Scott Spencer takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Walsh.

88:01

Effort from deep inside the area by Louis Almond misses to the right of the goal.

87:24

Tom Phipp challenges Scott Hogan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Carnell.

86:52 Booking

Booking The referee shows David Carnell a yellow card.

86:15

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

85:42

Tom Phipp is ruled offside. David Carnell takes the free kick.

85:21

Tom Phipp takes a shot. Save by David Carnell.

83:18

Liam Enver-Marum challenges Louis Almond unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Carnell takes the free kick.

81:57 Substitution

Substitution (Ebbsfleet United) makes a substitution, with Ubay Luzardo coming on for Gareth Gwillim.

77:56

The ball is swung over by Ashley Carew, Phil Walsh has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

77:56 Booking

Booking The referee books Scott Hogan for unsporting behaviour.

77:35

Scott Hogan challenges Moses Ashikodi unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:04

Free kick taken by David Carnell.

76:04 Substitution

Substitution Scott Spencer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Blinkhorn.

76:04

Phil Jevons takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards. The offside flag is raised against Moses Ashikodi.

75:02

Matthew Blinkhorn takes a shot. Gareth Gwillim gets a block in. Corner taken by Jamie Milligan, clearance by Gareth Gwillim.

70:35

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

67:13

Effort from deep inside the area by Phil Jevons clears the bar.

66:24

Ashley Carew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Blinkhorn. Free kick taken by Ben Dennis.

65:47

Phil Jevons is caught offside. Jack Saville takes the indirect free kick.

63:33

Handball by Matthew Blinkhorn. Ashley Carew crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing. Neil Barrett is ruled offside. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.

61:58

Phil Jevons takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

61:11

Gareth Gwillim decides to take the corner short.

60:38

Liam Bellamy challenges Jamie Milligan unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.

59:44 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Elder goes off and Moses Ashikodi comes on.

55:15

Alex Brown challenges Neil Barrett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Ashley Carew from the free kick, Louis Almond gets a block in.

53:59

Neil Barrett takes a shot. David Poole gets a block in.

53:09

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Louis Almond goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:32

Unfair challenge on Phil Jevons by Tom Phipp results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Hogan.

51:47

Luke Ashworth challenges Joe Howe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

51:20

Phil Walsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Blinkhorn. Jamie Milligan restarts play with the free kick. Short corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the left by-line.

50:44

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Nathan Elder goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:30

Effort on goal by Liam Bellamy from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +6:01 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +4:20

Direct free kick taken by Jamie Milligan. Louis Almond has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:00 +4:20 Booking

Booking The referee shows Phil Walsh a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +4:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Walsh on Louis Almond.

45:00 +3:31

Direct free kick taken by Ashley Carew.

45:00 +3:31 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Adam Griffin.

45:00 +2:46 Booking

Booking Liam Bellamy goes into the referee's book.

45:00 +1:39

Foul by Adam Griffin on Liam Bellamy, free kick awarded.

42:26

Assist by Louis Almond.

42:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Blinkhorn - Hyde 1 - 0 Ebbsfleet Goal scored by Matthew Blinkhorn from close in low into the middle of the goal. Hyde 1-0 Ebbsfleet United.

41:59

Effort from the edge of the box by Liam Enver-Marum goes wide of the right-hand upright.

41:17

The offside flag is raised against Matthew Blinkhorn. Preston Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

38:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Phil Jevons. Phil Walsh restarts play with the free kick.

36:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Louis Almond. Preston Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

35:04

Alex Brown challenges Tom Phipp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Carew takes the direct free kick.

32:16

Unfair challenge on Matthew Blinkhorn by Phil Walsh results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie Milligan.

31:47

Nathan Elder concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Brown. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.

31:01

The offside flag is raised against Phil Jevons. Phil Walsh restarts play with the free kick.

29:05

Louis Almond takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.

27:45

Louis Almond has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

26:41 Substitution

Substitution Joe Howe comes on in place of Craig Stone.

21:27

Liam Enver-Marum challenges Luke Ashworth unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Carnell takes the indirect free kick. Phil Jevons is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

19:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Stone on Louis Almond. Free kick taken by David Carnell.

18:19

The offside flag is raised against Liam Enver-Marum. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Dennis.

17:33

Louis Almond is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Craig Stone.

16:39

Nathan Elder is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Carnell.

14:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Hogan by Nathan Elder. David Carnell takes the indirect free kick.

11:55

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Save by David Carnell.

10:28

Ben Dennis concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Enver-Marum. Ashley Carew takes the free kick.

8:40

Effort on goal by Alex Brown from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

7:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Saville on Phil Jevons. Jamie Milligan restarts play with the free kick.

7:06

Effort on goal by Nathan Elder from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

6:12

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

5:39

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Milligan, clearance by Nathan Elder.

3:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Indirect free kick taken by David Carnell.

2:05

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

0:00

The match begins.

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