Ebbsfleet United 1 Wrexham 0

Last updated : 21 April 2009 By Gvred

Ebbsfleet United 1 Wrexham 0

Wrexham slumped to a fourth successive 1-0 defeat tonight, and brought down the curtain on a very disappointing away campaign.

Manager Dean Saunders made six changes to the line up that lost at Kettering at the weekend, with Tom Kearney making his first league start since September.

Yet again Wrexham were showing no threat up front, and it was twenty minutes before the Dragons had a shot on goal. After some good work by Anoruo, the ball broke for Flynn, but his shot was saved by Cronin in the Ebbsfleet goal.

Anoruo was in the middle of a ten man brawl after thirty six minutes, the outcome being a yellow card for the teenager.

As the half come to a close, some good work by Aiston gained Wrexham a corner, Williamson's corner found Kempson whose header was palmed away by Cronin.

Proctor replaced Anoruo at the start of the second half, and within a minute of the restart Wrexham almost conceded. Sole's free kick had Maxwell well beaten, but the ball flew inches over the bar.

Wrexham were again dominating play for long periods, Westwood had a header blocked, then minutes later Cronin produced a fine save from a Proctor shot.

The miss proved very costly as Ebbsfleet went straight up to the other end of the field, and Ricketts hit a fierce shot which beat Maxwell and went in off the underside of the bar.

Kempson almost levelled the scores with a fine header, but again Cronin was equal to it and pushed the ball wide for a corner.

Ebbsfleet were dangerous on the break and were exploiting the Dragons who were pushing for an equaliser. Ibe had a shot well saved by Maxwell after seventy three minutes, then the same player produced another save from the Wrexham keeper after good work by McCarthy.

Saunders brought Collin and McCluskey on with six minutes left, and pushed the French defender up front. But it was to no avail, Ebbsfleet comfortably seeing out the remaining few minutes to inflict a twelfth 1-0 league defeat on the Dragons.