Goodrham hits brace in superb away win at Ebbsfleet

Ebbsfleet United

Ebbsfleet United

Chapman (51)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Goodrham (27, 57)
League Attendance: 1106 Tyler Goodrham
Two goals from youngster Tyler Goodrham saw Slough Town frustrate Ebbsfleet United at the Kuflink Stadium as the Rebels returned to winning ways, writes Catherine Micallef.

Josh Jackman made a great interception to regain possession and assist Goodrham in the first goal. The number 11 curled the ball in to put Slough in the lead in the 27th minute.

Slough took the lead into the second half, until the 51st minute when Ben Chapman shot a screamer from 25 yards for Ebbsfleet to level the score. Slough keeper, Jonathan North could do nothing to save the ball from going in. The goal was scored from a controversial corner opportunity. Some spotted that the ball was not in the quadrant by the corner flag but just outside of it. Despite complaints the referee allowed the play to proceed.

Six minutes later, Chris Solly made a huge error trying to pass back to the Ebbsfleet keeper, Louie Moulden. The ball was found by Goodrham who scored to make it 2-1 for the Rebels.

The match ended after six minutes of extra time, a consequence of the drama that picked up during the second half. Slough’s Sean Fraser was the first one to have his name recorded in the referee’s book after he took out Shaquile Coulthirst.

George Hunt followed after he fouled Craig Tanner in an attempt to win Slough the ball.

Soon after, Ashley Nathaniel-George became the first player for Ebbsfleet to receive a yellow card after he challenged Goodrham.

Jackman was the last Slough man to earn himself a booking too after a challenge which hit Elliott Romain in the stomach.

The drama did not stop there, as Romain also got booked for diving in the penalty box during the last minute of extra time.

The first half was a rather quiet one. Slough struggled to get their head in the game in the first 10 minutes as Ebbsfleet were more offensively dangerous. By half time, Slough found ways to push the ball forward more and Goodrham’s goal boosted the team’s confidence.

During the second half, both teams fought hard to score but after Slough got the advantage, they became more defensive to ensure their lead. Aaron Kuhl and Edon Pruti were key figures in stopping Ebbsfleet along with the whole team who showed a great defensive front.

Image: Philip Benton

Ebbsfleet United Lineup

Louie Moulden, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Adam Mekki, Christian N'Guessan, Dominic Poleon, Will Wood (Ashley Nathaniel-George HT), Craig Tanner, Alfie Egan (Kieran Monlouis 76), Chris Solly, Ben Chapman, Shaquile Coulthirst (Elliot Romain 69). Unused substitutes: Chris Haigh, Jack Paxman.


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