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By Steve Tervet at Kingfield
Ebbsfleet slipped deeper into the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation mire when Jayden Stockley struck late to condemn them to defeat at Woking on Sunday.
The striker, on loan from Bournemouth, came off the bench to bundle Bradley Bubb’s right-wing cross into the Fleet net with just a minute of normal time remaining.
Liam Daish’s (pictured) side did not deserve to lose at Kingfield, but their lack of invention in front of goal merited no more than a goalless draw.
They could have been behind in the first-half after Paul Lorraine upended former Welling forward Loick Pires in the box. Kevin Betsy took the penalty but his spot-kick flashed wide.
Lorraine redeemed himself with a brilliant block to deny Bubb from close-range, before Ashley Carew drew a flying save from Woking goalkeeper Aaron Howe late in the half.
Stockley made an instant impact when he replaced Adam Doyle, twice going close to breaking the deadlock after the restart.
Barnet loanee Jack Saville, on his Ebbsfleet debut, blocked another Bubb effort, but Fleet stopper Preston Edwards was finally beaten by Stockley’s late winner.
Ebbsfleet are four points from safety and their afternoon was soured further when Carew was shown a straight red card after the final whistle.
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