Garner earns Fleetwood hard-fought FA Cup win at Ebbsfleet
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Fleetwood’s Ged Garner (centre) scored the only goal of the game (Richard Sellers/PA).
Fleetwood’s Ged Garner (centre) scored the only goal of the game (Richard Sellers/PA).

Spirited non-league Ebbsfleet suffered a painful 1-0 FA Cup second-round defeat to League One Fleetwood.

The sixth-tier side were bidding to make the third round for the first time since the 1995-96 season.

But Ged Garner’s third goal of the campaign denied the National League South side a memorable scalp.

Scott Brown’s Cod Army made it into the hat for the third round for a fifth time in seven years following successive first-round exits.

The visitors started brightly as Garner smashed an effort against the left-hand post in the sixth minute.

Former AFC Wimbledon striker Dominic Poleon had great chances to level for the non-league outfit.

He forced goalkeeper Jakub Stolarczyk into a good save before half-time and after the break fired into the side-netting.

The hosts should have had a penalty when Fleetwood’s Shaun Rooney blocked Greg Cundle’s ball with his arm.

But Garner produced a great solo goal when he picked up the ball on the halfway line and went on to score to win his side the tie.

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