Woking 1 Ebbsfleet United 0
By Steve Tervet at Kingfield
Ebbsfleet slipped deeper into the Blue Square
Bet Premier relegation mire when Jayden Stockley struck late
to condemn them to defeat at Woking on Sunday.
The striker, on loan from Bournemouth, came
off the bench to bundle Bradley Bubb’s right-wing cross into
the Fleet net with just a minute of normal time remaining.
Liam Daish’s (pictured) side did not
deserve to lose at Kingfield, but their lack of invention in front
of goal merited no more than a goalless draw.
They could have been behind in the first-half
after Paul Lorraine upended former Welling forward Loick Pires in
the box. Kevin Betsy took the penalty but his spot-kick flashed
Lorraine redeemed himself with a brilliant
block to deny Bubb from close-range, before Ashley Carew drew a
flying save from Woking goalkeeper Aaron Howe late in the half.
Stockley made an instant impact when he
replaced Adam Doyle, twice going close to breaking the deadlock
after the restart.
Barnet loanee Jack Saville, on his Ebbsfleet
debut, blocked another Bubb effort, but Fleet stopper Preston
Edwards was finally beaten by Stockley’s late winner.
Ebbsfleet are four points from safety and
their afternoon was soured further when Carew was shown a straight
red card after the final whistle.
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