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Dover Athletic 1-0 Alfreton Town

Dover ended a run of four straight defeats and leapfrogged in-form Alfreton in the Conference table thanks to Ricky Miller's first-half strike.

On-loan Joe Ironside was off target from long range for the visitors early on, while Dover's Connor Essam headed Christian Nanetti's free-kick wide.

Miller's decisive breakthrough came in the 36th minute when he beat two Alfreton defenders before curling home.

Anthony Howell could have levelled for the Reds but fired wide from 20 yards.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 6Orlu
  • 12Lock
  • 29Essam
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Bonner
  • 2Stone
  • 20NanettiSubstituted forDeverdicsat 84'minutes
  • 28Taiwo
  • 27MillerSubstituted forMurphyat 78'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forReidat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Deverdics
  • 19Reid
  • 5Raggett
  • 4Kinnear
  • 10Murphy

Alfreton

  • 20Dawson
  • 15Keane
  • 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 28mins
  • 6SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 5Graham
  • 2Wood
  • 12Shaw
  • 11HowellSubstituted forClaytonat 72'minutes
  • 24MellorSubstituted forThanojat 57'minutes
  • 18IronsideSubstituted forIgiehonat 53'minutes
  • 23Hawley

Substitutes

  • 21Thanoj
  • 4Courtney
  • 9Clayton
  • 19Igiehon
  • 17McDonald
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
715

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Alfreton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Alfreton Town 0.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nicky Deverdics replaces Christian Nanetti.

Attempt missed. Bennie Igiehon (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy tries a through ball, but Tom Murphy is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy replaces Ricky Miller.

Attempt saved. Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

Matthew Lock (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town).

Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Anthony Howell.

Foul by Bennie Igiehon (Alfreton Town).

Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jake Reid replaces Stefan Payne.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Chris Smith (Alfreton Town).

Matthew Lock (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Tyrone Sterling with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Andi Thanoj replaces David Mellor.

Attempt missed. Anthony Howell (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Ricky Miller tries a through ball, but Ricky Miller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Bennie Igiehon replaces Joe Ironside.

Hand ball by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

Corner, Alfreton Town.

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