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Weston-super-Mare 0-6 Ebbsfleet United

PUBLISHED: 10:18 07 October 2013 | UPDATED: 10:18 07 October 2013

Ebbsfleet United manager Steve Brown

Ebbsfleet United manager Steve Brown

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Ebbsfleet United kick-started their Conference South season in spectacular fashion with a thumping 6-0 win at Weston-super-Mare on Saturday.

The Somerset side went into the game third in the table and Fleet had won just one league game this season, but the form book flew out the window as Martin Slocombe turned Ben May’s shot into his own net after just five minutes.

The turning point came after 21 minutes as Fleet goalkeeper Preston Edwards saved Tristan Plummer’s penalty kick - and from there they never looked back.

The visitors were three goals to the good at half-time. Billy Bricknell fired home after Weston keeper Luke Purnell had saved May’s shot and Alex Osborn scored the third on the stroke of the interval from close range.

Three late goals put some gloss on the performance and gave some much-needed respite to under-fire Ebbsfleet boss Steve Brown.

Osborn’s header made it four before a quick-fire double from Anthony Cook saw Fleet equal their record for an away league victory - 6-0 at Harrow Borough in February 2001.

The win moves them up to 12th and could be just the kick start their season needs.

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