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Ebbsfleet United 2 Stockport County 1

Calum Willock
Calum Willock

Ebbsfleet United came from behind to record a stunning victory over Stockport County in Blue Square Bet Premier on Saturday afternoon.

Liam Daish's side made it six games unbeaten and moved up to 14th in the table after coming from behind with nine minutes remaining to claim a 2-1 win at Stonebridge Road.

Ram Marwa scooped an early chance past the post from a Michael West corner while Nathaniel Pinney was looking lively at the other end, seeing an acrobatic volley charged down.

County threatened with long throws from Euan Holden - brother of Bolton midfielder Stuart - but they were largely dealt with by the impressive Yado Mambo.

However the visitors opened the scoring midway through the first half when Nick Chadwick beat Preston Edwards from the penalty spot after Tom Phipp was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box.

Jon Routledge hit the post soon after an Chadwick's follow-up was blocked and another drive was inches wide as the Fleet goal led a charmed life before the break.

After the interval, Fleet rallied and Pinney dragged a shot across the face of Mark Halstead's goal and moments later Pinney went down in the area, only to see appeals for a penalty turned away.

Daish introduced Liam Envur-Maram from the bench in an attacking move in the final half-hour but it wasn't until nine minutes from time that Joe Howe burst down the flank and dinked in a fine cross which Calum Willock (pictured) forced over the line.

The goal sparked the 1,119 crowd into life and seven minutes later they were in dreamland when Pinney gathered the ball on the right and cut inside before lashing a shot past Halstead and in off the post to spark wild celebrations and seal a dramatic win.

How impressed were you with Ebbsfleet's fightback? Have your say in our comments section below.

matt lawrence
matt lawrence
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