Big spending Ebbsfleet United crash to defeat against the high flying form team of the Conference South Concord Rangers and with it see their play-off hopes diminish.

The Beachboys extended their run to 15 games unbeaten in all competitions with the win and keeps them in 7th.

Concord shocked the visitors by taking an early lead in the form of a free kick which Taylor Miles shaped beautifully round the wall, beating Brandon Hall at his near post.

Fleet upped the pace to try and forge an equaliser and came close on the stroke of half time. Josh Vickers was forced into a tidy save from a near post Matt Godden header.

The hosts however looked very comfortable holding their lead and came close on a number of occasions to putting the result beyond Ebbsfleet, the best of which saw Joe Gardner played in on goal but his early taken strike flew by the right hand post.

Concord were professional in seeing out the game and leave themselves handily placed to challenge for a play-off place.

Concord Rangers 1

Miles 3

Ebbsfleet United 0

Ht – 1-0

Att – 552

Concord Rangers

Vickers, Walker, Lampe, Woodyard, King (C), Fry, Miles (Ogilvie 70), White, Taaffe (Gardner 14), Collins, Cawley (Stokes 83) Subs Glozier, Dowie, Ogilvie, Gardner, Stokes

Ebbsfleet United

Hall, Fish, Jefford, T Lewis, Langmead, Bonner, Shields (Osborn 63), S Lewis (C) (Kedwell 80), Godden, Cunnington, Rooney Subs Rance, Osborn, Acheampong, Kedwell, Turner

Referee – Alan Young

Assistants – Nathan Walker & Mark Chalkey

Match report by Jack Smith