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Harrogate Town 1-2 Ebbsfleet United

Harrogate dropped out of the National League play-off places following a last-gasp home defeat by Ebbsfleet.

Michael Cheek put the visitors into the lead after eight minutes when he headed in Andy Drury's inswinging corner at the far post.

There was an unlikely early substitution in the first half, as referee Chris Pollard suffered what appeared to be a knee injury and was forced from the pitch after just 13 minutes.

Jack Muldoon fired an equaliser for Town five minutes after the restart when he finished off a fine counter attack following great work from Josh Falkingham and Ryan Fallowfield, which looked to have earned a point for the hosts.

However, Ebbsfleet won it with two minutes remaining as Drury tapped in from close range after Josh Payne's free-kick was headed back across the six-yard box to steal all three points for the Kent outfit.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Harrogate

  • 1Belshaw
  • 5Howe
  • 20KitchingBooked at 60mins
  • 7ThomsonSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 68'minutes
  • 4Falkingham
  • 2FallowfieldBooked at 88mins
  • 6Burrell
  • 17Kerry
  • 8Emmett
  • 9Beck
  • 18MuldoonSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Senior
  • 13Cracknell
  • 16Williams
  • 21Woods
  • 22Mottley-Henry

Ebbsfleet

  • 1AshmoreBooked at 85mins
  • 3Magri
  • 19Bush
  • 11Weston
  • 8Adams
  • 2King
  • 10Drury
  • 16Payne
  • 18WhitelySubstituted forMcDonaldat 85'minutes
  • 23Wilson
  • 12CheekSubstituted forKedwellat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McDonald
  • 9Kedwell
  • 13Miles
  • 14Moncur
  • 21Omar
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
1,488

Live Text

Match ends, Harrogate Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Harrogate Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Danny Kedwell replaces Michael Cheek.

Booking

Ryan Fallowfield (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Harrogate Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 2. Andy Drury (Ebbsfleet United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Cody McDonald replaces Corey Whitely.

Booking

Nathan Ashmore (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Aaron Williams replaces Jack Muldoon.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Dylan Mottley-Henry replaces George Thomson.

Booking

Liam Kitching (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Harrogate Town 1, Ebbsfleet United 1. Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Harrogate Town 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Harrogate Town 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Harrogate Town 0, Ebbsfleet United 1. Michael Cheek (Ebbsfleet United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Solihull Moors34197854312364
2Wrexham33188741241762
3Leyton Orient331710653242961
4Fylde331512650262457
5Salford33169858362257
6Gateshead341671143321155
7Sutton United32151074235755
8Eastleigh33167104242055
9Harrogate32158961441753
10Ebbsfleet331481147341350
11Barrow33129123435-145
12Bromley33128134646044
13Hartlepool331110123943-443
14Dag & Red33116163842-439
15Boreham Wood33912123442-839
16Maidenhead United33114183555-2037
17Chesterfield32715103137-636
18Halifax32715102632-636
19Barnet28106122835-736
20Dover3499163753-1636
21Havant & Waterlooville33810154656-1034
22Aldershot3378182654-2829
23Maidstone United3375212856-2826
24Braintree3367203257-2525
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