Aaron Williams' first-half hat-trick earned already-relegated AFC Telford their first win in six months, as they consigned Ebbsfleet to the drop too.

The Fleet, who had to win and rely on others to stay up, led on 16 minutes when Stefan Payne found the top corner.

But Williams equalised in a goalmouth scramble two minutes later before converting two close-range headers.

The Bucks had Christian Smith sent off near the end but held on to send Liam Daish's side down.

Telford had gone a Conference record of 30 league games without a victory before Saturday's success.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford United interim manager John Psaras told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I am really happy it's come today. It is not nice to go on such a poor run, and it's not great to send a side down.

"I am delighted with our boys' work-rate. I look around and see the quality. We really felt we could come here and get a result.

"We only had one fit player on the bench. We've had seven players not fit to play and we are down to the bare bones.

"If we'd had the spirit we showed today since Christmas, we would not have been relegated."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Ebbsfleet United

  • 12 Menz
  • 03 Blake
  • 06 Lorraine Booked
  • 21 Saville
  • 14 Howe
  • 15 Barrett (Azin - 84' )
  • 16 Bellamy
  • 23 Carew
  • 07 Marum (Azeez - 55' )
  • 10 Ashikodi (Elder - 63' )
  • 22 Payne

Substitutes

  • 25 Azin
  • 26 Luzardo
  • 18 Azeez
  • 09 Elder

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 07 Rooney
  • 08 Trainer
  • 18 Leslie
  • 27 Smith Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 20 Williams
  • 21 O'Neil
  • 25 Adaggio
  • 26 Meechan Booked (Spray - 81' )
  • 29 Bennett

Substitutes

  • 05 Preston
  • 10 Jones
  • 17 Spray
Ref: Breakspear
Att: 686

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

6 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

7 19

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:08

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Carew from right channel.

90:00 +2:08 Dismissal

Dismissal Christian Smith is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence.

90:00 +1:43

Christian Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Lanre Azeez.

89:30

Nathan Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stefan Payne. Shot comes in from Liam Bellamy from the free kick, blocked by Steven Leslie. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Carew. David Azin takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

83:59

James Spray challenges Paul Lorraine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lucas Menz takes the direct free kick.

82:57

Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

82:57 Substitution

Substitution David Azin replaces Neil Barrett.

82:57

Nathan Elder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Leslie.

81:11

Foul by Ryan Blake on James Spray, free kick awarded. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Leslie from the right by-line.

80:16 Substitution

Substitution James Spray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Meechan.

80:04

Long distance shot from Stefan Payne misses to the left of the target.

77:59

Jack Saville fouled by Aaron Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Lucas Menz takes the direct free kick.

77:42

The ball is delivered by Ryan Blake, save made by Ryan Young.

76:59

The ball is swung over by Steven Leslie, save made by Lucas Menz.

75:13

Foul by Will Salmon on Stefan Payne, free kick awarded. Stefan Payne takes the free kick.

74:32

Liam Bellamy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

73:03

Marco Adaggio challenges Liam Bellamy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Carew takes the direct free kick. Nathan Rooney has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

71:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stefan Payne from the left by-line. Ashley Carew delivers the ball, Christian Smith manages to make a clearance.

68:50

Christian Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder. Ashley Carew takes the free kick.

68:26

The ball is sent over by Nathan Rooney.

67:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Elder on Steven Leslie. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

65:59

Aaron Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Barrett. Neil Barrett takes the free kick.

65:05

Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

65:05 Booking

Booking The referee shows Paul Lorraine a yellow card.

64:36

Corner taken by Lanre Azeez. Paul Lorraine challenges James O'Neil unfairly and gives away a free kick.

63:00 Substitution

Substitution (Ebbsfleet United) makes a substitution, with Nathan Elder coming on for Moses Ashikodi.

60:17 Booking

Booking Alex Meechan is given a yellow card.

59:16

The ball is delivered by Ashley Carew, Neil Barrett takes a shot.

59:16 Booking

Booking The referee shows Christian Smith a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59:05

Unfair challenge on Lanre Azeez by Christian Smith results in a free kick.

56:30

Unfair challenge on Stefan Payne by Marco Adaggio results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Carew from left wing.

55:01

Joe Howe has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

54:07 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Azeez comes on in place of Liam Enver-Marum.

53:26

Effort from the edge of the area by Moses Ashikodi goes wide of the right-hand upright.

51:47

The official flags Stefan Payne offside. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

50:49

Nathan Rooney challenges Stefan Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Carew from right wing, Ryan Young makes a save.

49:40

Foul by Phil Trainer on Jack Saville, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Howe.

46:12

Jake Bennett takes a shot. Joe Howe gets a block in. Shot on goal by Jake Bennett from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

45:07

Long range effort by Nathan Rooney goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:01

Joe Howe delivers the ball.

45:00 +0:16

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Lucas Menz.

44:13

Jake Bennett is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Lucas Menz takes the free kick.

42:15

Foul by Aaron Williams on Paul Lorraine, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lucas Menz.

41:43

Ashley Carew concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Rooney. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

41:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Trainer on Ashley Carew. Free kick taken by Paul Lorraine.

39:17

Ashley Carew delivers the ball, clearance by Will Salmon. Corner taken by Ashley Carew.

38:00

James O'Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine. Free kick taken by Lucas Menz.

36:14

Stefan Payne has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

34:16

Jake Bennett produces a cross,

34:07

Assist on the goal came from Jake Bennett.

34:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Williams - Ebbsfleet 1 - 3 AFC Telf'd Aaron Williams finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Ebbsfleet United 1-3 AFC Telford.

33:35

Short corner taken by Nathan Rooney.

27:55

Assist by Christian Smith.

27:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Williams - Ebbsfleet 1 - 2 AFC Telf'd Aaron Williams scores a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-2 AFC Telford.

27:09

Corner taken short by Nathan Rooney. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Meechan from the right by-line,

25:08

Aaron Williams produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

23:52

Stefan Payne takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young. Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Blake. Stefan Payne has an effort at goal from 6 yards. Will Salmon gets a block in.

17:24

Assist by Alex Meechan.

17:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Williams - Ebbsfleet 1 - 1 AFC Telf'd Aaron Williams finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Ebbsfleet United 1-1 AFC Telford.

15:57

The assist for the goal came from Moses Ashikodi.

15:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Stefan Payne - Ebbsfleet 1 - 0 AFC Telf'd Stefan Payne finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-0 AFC Telford.

14:20

Foul by Phil Trainer on Neil Barrett, free kick awarded. Paul Lorraine takes the direct free kick.

12:27

A cross is delivered by Joe Howe, Steven Leslie gets a block in. Ashley Carew takes a outswinging corner to the near post. Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Phil Trainer makes a clearance. Foul by Liam Bellamy on Nathan Rooney, free kick awarded. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

8:27

Foul by Phil Trainer on Liam Enver-Marum, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Carew from right channel.

7:29

Shot by Moses Ashikodi from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

6:58

A cross is delivered by James O'Neil, save by Lucas Menz.

6:14

Liam Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

5:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Neil on Ryan Blake. Ryan Blake restarts play with the free kick.

4:32

Steven Leslie fouled by Stefan Payne, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Leslie.

3:38

Unfair challenge on Liam Bellamy by Nathan Rooney results in a free kick. Lucas Menz restarts play with the free kick.

3:11

Marco Adaggio takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Saville.

2:56

The ball is delivered by Alex Meechan, clearance by Jack Saville.

2:27

Steven Leslie takes a shot. Save by Lucas Menz.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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