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Dover Athletic 1-0 Morecambe

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FA Cup: Dover Athletic 1-0 Morecambe highlights

Stefan Payne's first-half strike put Conference strugglers Dover into the second round of the FA Cup with a shock win over League Two side Morecambe.

Former Fulham youngster Payne put Athletic in front when his low shot in first-half stoppage time trickled in.

Sean Francis cleared Alex Kenyon's header off the line to preserve the lead before Tom Murphy's near-post volley almost made it 2-0.

Dover held on to consign Morecambe to a fifth first-round exit in six seasons.

The hosts, who lie just one place above the Conference relegation zone, should have fallen behind when goalkeeper Andy Rafferty made an unconvincing save from Jack Redshaw.

But Dover soon took control and midfielder Chris Kinnear - son of the Whites manager of the same name - forced an excellent save from loanee Joe Lumley.

Payne then struck, and the hosts could have extended their lead after the break but Nicky Deverdics curled a tame effort at Lumley.

Rafferty was twice forced into smart saves in the dying stages as Morecambe pressed for the equaliser.

But the Shrimps slid to their fifth defeat in seven as Dover reached round two for the third time in five seasons.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 15FrancisSubstituted forRaggettat 90+5'minutes
  • 29Essam
  • 26Bonner
  • 6Orlu
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWynterat 86'minutes
  • 4KinnearBooked at 18mins
  • 28Taiwo
  • 16Sterling
  • 14Payne
  • 10MurphySubstituted forBellamyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 12Lock
  • 19Reid
  • 21Rutherford
  • 22Hook

Morecambe

  • 28Lumley
  • 8WrightBooked at 77mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 6Edwards
  • 19Wilson
  • 2BeeleySubstituted forSampsonat 79'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 4KenyonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 84'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Mullin
  • 7RedshawSubstituted forAmondat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Sampson
  • 10Williams
  • 13Goodall
  • 21McGowan
  • 24McCready
  • 27Amond
  • 44Jones
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
1,609

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Morecambe 0.

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Sean Raggett replaces Stefan Payne.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Williams.

Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Wynter replaces Nicky Deverdics.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ryan Williams replaces Alex Kenyon.

Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Shaun Beeley.

Booking

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

Booking

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Tom Murphy.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Andy Rafferty.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic).

Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic).

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Jack Redshaw.

Attempt saved. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Stefan Payne.

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