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Whitehawk 1 Ebbsfleet United 1: match report

16 March 2014

Yado Mambo

Yado Mambo

Ebbsfleet extended their unbeaten run to nine matches on Saturday when they were held to a draw by struggling Whitehawk.

The visitors made the perfect start in Brighton when Yado Mambo (pictured), making his first league start in place of the injured Anthony Acheampong, headed in a corner on five minutes.

Billy Bricknell had a goal ruled out soon after and Anthony Cook felt he should have had a penalty as Fleet looked to press home their advantage.

But they lost Michael West to injury midway through the first half and Danny Da Silva went close to bringing Whitehawk level.

There was more frustration for Cook when he had a second penalty appeal waved away.

And the Hawks did get themselves on level terms, seven minutes into the second half. Jake Robinson swung over a corner which Danny Mills headed beyond Preston Edwards.

Shane Huke made his long-awaited return from a metatarsal injury when Osei Sankofa hobbled out of the game.

The visitors could have won the game through Dean Rance or Michael Thalassitis but equally they almost lost it when Tom Fraser went close for Whitehawk late on.

And a frustrating afternoon for Steve Brown's side ended with another penalty claim being dismissed after Rance looked to have been fouled by Sami El-Abd.

Sutton's 4-0 win over Basingstoke moved them third, above Ebbsfleet, who are six points behind new Skrill South leaders Eastleigh and five behind second-placed Bromley.

They travel to Havant & Waterlooville on Monday night.


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