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Dover Athletic 2-0 Chester

Connor Essam scored his first goal for Dover Athletic as they ended Chester's three-game unbeaten run.

Nicky Deverdics failed to make the most of two close-range efforts before the break, with Ricky Miller also volleying wide for the hosts.

Tom Murphy had a shot deflect off Ben Heneghan to put Dover ahead.

Murphy then crossed for Essam to head home a second, while John Rooney went closest to pulling a goal back in injury time.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 29Essam
  • 6Orlu
  • 26BonnerBooked at 90mins
  • 2Stone
  • 4Kinnear
  • 17DeverdicsBooked at 40mins
  • 3Wynter
  • 20NanettiSubstituted forBellamyat 74'minutes
  • 27MillerBooked at 30minsSubstituted forElderat 90+2'minutes
  • 10MurphySubstituted forRaggettat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 9Elder
  • 14Payne
  • 19Reid

Chester

  • 1WorsnopBooked at 90mins
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 32mins
  • 4KayBooked at 51mins
  • 6Charnock
  • 3RobertsSubstituted forHobsonat 55'minutes
  • 7Mahon
  • 10Rooney
  • 8James
  • 11WinnSubstituted forTourayat 46'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 27HughesBooked at 90mins
  • 16McConvilleSubstituted forMenaghat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Roberts
  • 14Menagh
  • 17Harrison
  • 19Hobson
  • 25Touray
Referee:
Christopher Powell

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamChester
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 2, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, Chester FC 0.

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nathan Elder replaces Ricky Miller.

Booking

Jon Worsnop (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Booking

Tom Bonner (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Matty Hughes (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Sean Raggett replaces Tom Murphy.

Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

Tom Wynter (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Offside, Chester FC. Kingsley James tries a through ball, but Kingsley James is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jamie Menagh replaces Sean McConville.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Christian Nanetti because of an injury.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt missed. Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean McConville.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt blocked. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matty Hughes (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Chester FC 0. Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Murphy with a cross.

Booking

Ibou Touray (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ibou Touray (Chester FC).

Christian Nanetti (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) left footed shot is saved.

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