Grimsby 3 Ebbsfleet United 1
Ebbsfleet returned empty-handed from their long trip to Grimsby
Liam Enver-Marum, pictured, scored 16 minutes from time
to give the Fleet hope of an unlikely point at Blundell
Park, but a late Craig Disley strike sealed their fate.
The visitors went behind inside the first minute. Andy Cook sent
over a cross which Bury loanee Marcus Marshall swept beyond the
reach of Preston Edwards.
Seven minutes before half-time, the Mariners doubled their lead.
Cook latched on to Ross Hannah’s centre and created space for
himself before finding the back of the net.
Grimsby almost put the game to bed shortly after the restart
when Shaun Pearson hit the woodwork and Cook failed to connect with
However, the complexion of the game changed when Enver-Marum
held off his marker and shot past Mariners keeper James
Liam Daish threw on leading scorer Nathan Elder for the last 13
minutes but the Fleet’s hope was snuffed out in spectacular style
as Disley completed a fine team move when he thumped a 25-yard
strike past Edwards.
With none of the bottom clubs in Blue Square Bet Premier picking
up a point, Ebbsfleet remain three points from safety ahead of
Saturday’s trip to second-placed Kidderminster Harriers.
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