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Tim Flowers' message to Garry Hill after Ebbsfleet United lost 2-1 at Solihull Moors

Kind words from Tim Flowers were no consolation to Ebbsfleet boss Garry Hill after their defeat to Solihull Moors.

Flowers, the Moors boss, admitted Fleet deserved a point against his table-topping side for their performance on Saturday.

But it finished 2-1 to Solihull, who came from behind to win and leave Ebbsfleet without a point from five games in the National League.

Scroll down to hear from the Ebbsfleet boss following the game

Ebbsfleet United manager Garry Hill Picture: Andy Jones
Ebbsfleet United manager Garry Hill Picture: Andy Jones

Hill said: "We knew it was going to be a very tough game, coming up to Solihull, the league leaders, coming off a 6-1 away win in midweek and us sitting at the bottom of the league which doesn't tell lies in respect of the start we've had this season.

"When I look at the game, over the 90 minutes, we deservedly went in front early on, a very good move and a good strike from Myles Weston.

"They scored with their first attack. It was a cheap free-kick to give away by Jack King on the edge of the penalty area and the boy's bent it in the top corner.

"That gave them a lift going into half-time but in the second half we started the brighter. I didn't see them causing us any problems at any time. I felt very confident and comfortable where we were at that time in the game.

"There was no need to panic but only once, that lack of concentration has punished us dearly.

"We've switched off from a ball in an area which shouldn't have caused us a problem, too many players switched off and the lad's run down the side and put the ball in the box.

"It looks like Ash (Nathan Ashmore) has parried it and it's hit Kingy on the back and gone in. They never had a forward in there - that sums it up. That's where it is but I take a lot out of the game.

"I saw us away at AFC Fylde the other week when we lost 1-0 and didn't get anything out of it. I saw enough here today against the league leaders, by getting beat 2-1.

"I think, over the 90 minutes, people will look at the game and analyse it and we're very disappointed and unlucky we haven't got at least a point out of the match.

"It's very complimentary of Tim Flowers to be saying 'you're unlucky, you were worth a point' but that doesn't help us where we are.

"I take a great deal of positives out of where we are with that performance and the Fylde game.

"We get punished and that's where we've got to stop those defensive mistakes by giving a cheap free-kick away on the edge of the penalty area in the first half. Apart from one shot where the lad was offside and Ashmore saved it, they didn't offer anything for a big, strong, physical side and they had one shot in the second half, that was their tally.

"I'm disappointed with the result but pleased with the performance and we go again.

"The travelling supporters who witnessed the performance, if you'd asked them who was top and who was bottom, it would be a hard one to call."

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