George Pilkington: 6 – Battled hard but two games in a week was a real ask after such a long lay-off.
Amari Morgan-Smith: 7 – Wonder strike and phenomenal centre forward’s display until tiredness set in.
Robbie Willmott: 5.5 – Looked lively in the first half but faded out of the game entirely in the second half.
Shane Blackett: 5.5 – Lack of football probably showed on a night where Ebbsfleet harried and hassled for everything.
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Aaron O’Connor: 6 – Had his moments but wasn’t enough of a consistent threat.
Curtis Osano: 6.5 – Clever throw set up Dance for his goal, but equaliser came from his flank.
James Dance: 7.5 – Tenacious and energetic display in the middle and richly deserved his goal.
Paul Carden: 5.5 – Kept his passing simple, but was largely on the periphery and maybe a yard off the pace.
Jamie Hand: 6 – Impeded by his booking but did his best to pick up all the bits and pieces.
Janos Kovacs: 7 – Wholehearted in the aerial battles and didn’t deserve his nonsense booking.
Stuart Fleetwood (sub): 5 – Never got into the game and needs to offer more to force his way back into the team.
Adam Watkins (sub): 5 – One meaningful effort but hardly had another touch.
Ratings by Mark Wood.