Mansfield Town 4 Ebbsfleet United 1
Ebbsfleet slipped to a second defeat in five days and lost
goalkeeper Preston Edwards to injury on a disappointing afternoon
Beaten 4-2 by Cambridge in midweek, the Fleet went behind to a
15th-minute goal from Ben Hutchinson at the One Call Stadium.
Liam Enver-Marum (pictured) restored parity with a
long-range strike but the Stags were back in front when a shot
deflected off Craig Stone.
The visitors were dealt a fresh blow early in the second half
when Edwards had to be replaced by reserve keeper Lucas Menz after
suffering a pulled muscle near his ribs.
Mansfield made it 3-1 when Anthony Howell beat Menz on 70
minutes and when Phil Walsh fouled Hutchinson, Matt Green scored
from the penalty spot.
Liam Daish’s side are now 22nd in Blue Square Bet Premier, two
points from safety.
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