Ebbsfleet United 1 Hereford Town 0
Ebbsfleet climbed off the bottom of
Blue Square Bet Premier on Tuesday night when Josh Scott’s goal
sunk Hereford at Stonebridge Road.
The Dagenham loanee
(pictured) beat Bulls stopper James Bittner with a cool finish
on 37 minutes and the Fleet were excellent value for the three
Craig Stone’s right-wing crosses
caused the visiting defence problems throughout the first-half and
Liam Enver-Marum sent a header just over the bar.
At the other end, Josh O’Keefe almost
put Hereford ahead against the run of play when his shot hit the
base of the post and rebounded to safety. Enver-Marum had a goal
disallowed for offside before Scott did put the home side in
Hereford showed more fight in the
second period and when Neil Barrett’s errant backpass gave Marley
Watkins a free run on goal, keeper Preston Edwards had to make a
The visitors bombarded the Fleet box
with long balls late on but the home defence dealt with everything
Hereford could throw at them.
On a night when fellow strugglers
Barrow and Nuneaton Town also won, Ebbsfleet’s victory was hugely
significant and it lifted them above AFC Telford United.
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