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Alfreton Town 2-3 Dover Athletic

Dover secured their first away win since September, with Nicky Deverdics scoring twice to help defeat Alfreton.

Alfreton opened the scoring direct from a corner through Tom Shaw but Deverdics levelled with an effort high into the net from a Sean Francis pass.

Deverdics rifled a 30-yard free-kick into the top corner before Stefan Payne converted Tom Murphy's cross for 3-1.

Shaw steered home his second in added time, shortly after Dover's Tyrone Sterling saw red for a second yellow.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Alfreton manager Law

"We came in at half-time and the game should have been over. It should've been 3-1 to us. You can't miss chances like that and we did.

"We spoke about what we need to do in the second half, made them aware of where they may capitalise on us. And yet we've gone out in the second half and conceded two goals from exactly what we spoke about.

"You aren't going to win games of football at any level conceding goals like that and we've completely self-inflicted today."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 20Dawson
  • 2Wood
  • 5Graham
  • 25Davies
  • 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 64mins
  • 7HicksSubstituted forSheridanat 68'minutes
  • 10Bradley
  • 12Shaw
  • 11Howell
  • 24LambSubstituted forMcDonaldat 82'minutes
  • 9ClaytonSubstituted forIronsideat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Courtney
  • 14Sheridan
  • 15Keane
  • 17McDonald
  • 18Ironside

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 29Essam
  • 15Francis
  • 26BonnerBooked at 58mins
  • 6OrluBooked at 42mins
  • 16SterlingBooked at 90mins
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWynterat 83'minutes
  • 4Kinnear
  • 28Taiwo
  • 10MurphySubstituted forBellamyat 89'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forReidat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 19Reid
  • 21Rutherford
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
650

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamDover
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dover Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dover Athletic 3.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 2, Dover Athletic 3. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic) for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town).

Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Tom Murphy.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Joe Ironside tries a through ball, but Joe Ironside is caught offside.

Foul by Tom Wynter (Dover Athletic).

Massiah McDonald (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jake Reid (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Wynter replaces Nicky Deverdics.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Massiah McDonald replaces Carl Lamb.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jake Reid replaces Stefan Payne.

Foul by Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic).

Tom Davies (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).

Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Dover Athletic 3. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Murphy.

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

Attempt saved. Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Solomon Taiwo with a cross.

Foul by Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town).

Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Graham (Alfreton Town).

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Jake Sheridan replaces Nathan Hicks.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Joe Ironside replaces Paul Clayton.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Stefan Payne tries a through ball, but Stefan Payne is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Dover Athletic 2. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics with a cross.

Booking

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Carl Lamb tries a through ball, but Carl Lamb is caught offside.

Booking

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

Foul by Tom Bonner (Dover Athletic).

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