Ebbsfleet Utd 3-1 Mansfield

Ebbsfleet secured their first home win of the season against 10-man Mansfield.

Matt Green was dismissed just after the half-hour mark for a late tackle on Paul Lorraine and the visitors took the lead though Louis Briscoe's penalty.

Nathan Elder headed in his third goal of the season from Joe Howe's cross to level and Phil Walsh made it 2-1 after Lorraine's header across goal.

Liam Enver-Marum made sure of the points with a spot-kick after Elder was fouled by Ritchie Sutton.

Stags boss Paul Cox was sent off in the second half.


Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"They're all important, the wins, but after the week we've had that was just what we needed.

"Things had been said, a few home truths, we swapped things about a bit and I got a reaction.

"Our fitness levels today were great in the sun, some of them had a bit of a day off first half on Tuesday so I was expecting high energy levels.

"We had desire and you've got to have desire, in whatever sport you do, football or badminton or whatever."

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I have never seen a set of officials make so many bad decisions in one game. I know they have a hard job to do.

"The decision for Matt Green (sending off) was absolutely embarrassing. The decision for their penalty was embarrassing.

"He (the referee) said he sent me off for being aggressive. All I have done is walked onto the pitch and booted the ball, and I probably shouldn't have done that."

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