Ebbsfleet United 3 Gateshead 1
A second goal is fired home by Josh
Picture: Andy Payton
Josh Scott scored twice as basement boys Ebbsfleet took
three points off Blue Square Bet Premier fellow strugglers
Gateshead to end their nine-game winless streak on Saturday.
The striker, on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge, opened the
scoring inside three minutes and then put the Fleet back in front
seven minutes before half-time after Josh Gillies had equalised for
Ebbsfleet went 3-1 up after 66 minutes through Liam Enver-Marum
and the visitors rarely looked like getting themselves back into
the game for a second time.
With the four sides immediately above them all losing, the Fleet
moved to within four points of safety while Gateshead are now
hovering two points above the drop zone.
Fleet manager Liam Daish said: “It’s been a long time coming.
We’ve been through a lot and it’s been a tough month, so it was
good to get back winning ways. I thought the lads deserved it.
“I thought Josh (Scott) and Stefan (Payne) were excellent. We
got hold of the ball up front, which made a big difference. Josh
took his goals well and Stef was always a pain for Gateshead. They
really gave us something different.”
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