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Dover Athletic 5-0 Nuneaton Town

Stefan Payne scored twice as Dover enjoyed their biggest win of the season and inflicted struggling Nuneaton's third straight defeat.

Tom Murphy headed the opener from Stefan Payne's cross and Connor Essam volleyed the second two minutes later.

Payne tackled Nuneaton keeper James Hogarth-Wren on the touchline and crossed for Nicky Deverdics to score the third before the break.

Payne snapped up a rebound for the fourth and hit the fifth from 12 yards.

Dover's fifth Conference game without defeat takes them up to 15th, while Nuneaton remain second from bottom with only four wins all season.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 29Essam
  • 15Francis
  • 26Bonner
  • 6Orlu
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forNanettiat 75'minutes
  • 4KinnearSubstituted forRaggettat 83'minutes
  • 28Taiwo
  • 16Sterling
  • 14Payne
  • 10MurphySubstituted forRutherfordat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 20Nanetti
  • 21Rutherford

Nuneaton

  • 19Wren
  • 11Streete
  • 29Charles
  • 4Cowan
  • 3Franklin
  • 17Smith
  • 7Armson
  • 26FowlerSubstituted forQuinnat 46'minutes
  • 18BrownSubstituted forWalkerat 66'minutes
  • 14Gash
  • 28SodjeSubstituted forStankeviciusat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Starosta
  • 6Walker
  • 8John
  • 12Stankevicius
  • 21Quinn
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
727

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamNuneaton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 5, Nuneaton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 5, Nuneaton Town 0.

Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Gavin Cowan (Nuneaton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Armson.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt missed. Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Sean Raggett replaces Chris Kinnear.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 5, Nuneaton Town 0. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Essam.

Foul by Greg Rutherford (Dover Athletic).

Connor Franklin (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Greg Rutherford (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Christian Nanetti.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

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

Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).

Michael Gash (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Christian Nanetti replaces Nicky Deverdics.

Foul by Greg Rutherford (Dover Athletic).

Anthony Charles (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Greg Rutherford (Dover Athletic).

Connor Franklin (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Tom Murphy.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Attempt saved. Ryan Quinn (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt blocked. Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Adam Walker replaces Anton Brown.

Attempt blocked. Simonas Stankevicius (Nuneaton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 4, Nuneaton Town 0. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic).

Connor Franklin (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

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