Match ends, Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 2.
Ebbsfleet moved within three points of the play-off places with a 2-0 victory at relegation-threatened Maidstone.
Gozie Ugwu had already gone close when he opened the scoring in the 20th minute, the striker sweeping home at the end of a flowing counter-attack.
Maidstone responded and a fierce drive from Blair Turgott was pushed over by Nathan Ashmore before the break.
The Fleet goalkeeper had to be alert early in the second half to keep out a volley from Justin Amaluzor and Josh Taylor saw a goal-bound effort blocked as the home side pushed for a leveller.
Michael Cheek was inches away from turning in a second goal for Ebbsfleet, while at the other end substitute Jake Embery's shot from a tight angle was pushed away by Ashmore.
Ebbsfleet brought on striker Danny Kedwell for his 200th appearance for the club but it was Cheek who wrapped up the points with a close-range finish in stoppage time.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5De Havilland
- 24TaylorSubstituted forEmberyat 70'minutes
- 20WaltonBooked at 66mins
- 6DaviesBooked at 0mins
- 16WishartBooked at 60mins
- 14AmaluzorSubstituted forPhillipsat 79'minutes
- 4RanceBooked at 79mins
- 18WhitelySubstituted forGrahamat 90'minutes
- 15UgwuSubstituted forKedwellat 85'minutes
- Lloyd Wood
Second Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 2.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Bagasan Graham replaces Corey Whitely.
Goal! Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 2. Michael Cheek (Ebbsfleet United).
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Danny Kedwell replaces Gozie Ugwu.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Michael Phillips replaces Justin Amaluzor.
Dean Rance (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jake Embery replaces Josh Taylor.
Simon Walton (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dan Wishart (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Second Half begins Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.
First Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1.
Goal! Maidstone United 0, Ebbsfleet United 1. Gozie Ugwu (Ebbsfleet United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.