Bradbrook intervention ensures Dartford v Ebbsfleet derby ends in feisty draw
PUBLISHED: 11:12 24 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:12 24 July 2013
The derby between Dartford and Ebbsfleet ended in a 1-1 draw after a fiery contest at Princes Park last night (July 23).
Elliot Bradbrook scored a last-minute equaliser for Darts, his glancing header beating new Fleet keeper Brandon Hall as time ran out.
Billy Bricknell, one of a raft of signings from Dover this summer, gave Ebbsfleet the lead just after half-time. He finished excellent after being set up by fellow former Dover old boy Ben May.
A draw was probably a fair result as Dartford hit the woodwork three times, twice through Ryan Hayes and once through Jason Prior.
They came up against a goalkeeper in inspired form in Hall and once Bricknell opened the scoring, Ebbsfleet grew in confidence.
The antics of new Fleet signing Anthony Cook ensured the temeprature rose a notch. The midfielder was booked for needlessly getting involved with Lee Burns and then smiled and waved to the home crowd when he was substituted.
Just as it looked like the visitors were to clinch a morale-boosting win, Bradbrook stepped up to ensure the game ended all-square.