Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Salford City 1.
Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Salford City
Carl Piergianni netted the only goal as Salford got their promotion bid back on track with a hard-earned victory at Ebbsfleet.
The Ammies had gone five games without a win, losing their past three, but Piergianni struck in the 32nd minute to secure only a third triumph in 12 National League matches.
Nathan Pond headed a Devonte Redmond free-kick just wide and Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore produced a fantastic save to deny Matt Green as Salford dominated.
But the visitors deservedly went ahead when Piergianni headed home a corner for his seventh goal of the season.
Ashmore foiled Pond just before half-time and only a fine defensive clearance from Jack King prevented Green from doubling Salford's advantage midway through the second half.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 1AshmoreBooked at 57mins
- 3MagriBooked at 45mins
- 8AdamsSubstituted forWhitelyat 61'minutes
- 10DruryBooked at 90mins
- 6PiergianniBooked at 87mins
- 15RedmondBooked at 73mins
- 20DieseruvweSubstituted forGaffneyat 81'minutes
- Andrew Miller
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Salford City 1.
Carl Piergianni (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Salford City. Rory Gaffney replaces Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.
Devonte Redmond (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Corey Whitely replaces Ebou Adams.
Nathan Ashmore (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Salford City 1.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Salford City 1.
Sam Magri (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, Salford City 1. Carl Piergianni (Salford City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.