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Nathan Elder struck a dramatic winner for Ebbsfleet as they came from behind to record a 2-1 win at Macclesfield on Saturday and climb out of the Blue Square Bet Premier drop-zone.
The SIlkmen went ahead at the Moss Rose Ground when Chris Holroyd head a cross from Charlie Henry past Preston Edwards on the stroke of half-time.
However Fleet battled back after the interval and Phil Walsh – in for the suspended Patrick Ada - managed to volley an Ashley Carew corner past former fleet keeper Lance Cronin from close range to level the scores shortly before the hour mark.
Elder (pictured) completed the comeback four minutes from time when he picked himself up after being brought down in the box by Carl Martin to fire the subsequent spot-kick past Cronin, sending the keeper the wrong way, for his 10th league goal of the campaign.
The move had begun with Edwards superbly denying Amari Morgan-Smith’s volley at the other end before his quick distribution set-up the break which saw Elder played through.
Fleet managed to hold on through six nervy minutes of injury time, with Edwards claiming a couple of crosses to help ensure United made it back-to-back wins and moved out of the bottom four after their fifth straight game without defeat.
Liam Daish’s side now sit one point and two places ahead of Braintree, who occupy the final place in the relegation zone.
Do you think Fleet can continue their revival when they return to league action after their FA Trophy game? Have your say below.
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