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Dover Athletic 1-2 Lincoln City

Goalkeeper Andy Rafferty endured a forgettable afternoon as Lincoln came from behind to beat Dover in the Vanarama Conference.

Ricky Modeste opened the scoring for Dover when he turned in Stefan Payne's cross with his knee.

However, two errors in quick succession by Rafferty handed victory to Lincoln.

First he fumbled Delano Sam-Yorke's cross into his own net and then failed to hold Alan Power's free-kick, which rolled over the line.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"It was a tremendous battling performance on a tough pitch. All credit to the lads, we worked on a 4-4-2 all week and we've been good today, I'm really really pleased.

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Moyses on Dover v Lincoln City

"Going a goal down was a test of the character the lads have got and they showed it. The coaching staff asked for the performance and they've given it.

"We were aware that their keeper had a weakness on crosses so that was part of what we talked about and it paid off."

Line-ups

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 6Orlu
  • 15Francis
  • 5Raggett
  • 29Essam
  • 16Sterling
  • 4KinnearSubstituted forCoganat 83'minutes
  • 17Deverdics
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forMekkiat 77'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forPooleat 77'minutes
  • 10Murphy

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 11Cogan
  • 21Mekki
  • 28Taiwo
  • 31Poole

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 7Cranston
  • 2Miller
  • 23Brown
  • 8PowerBooked at 85mins
  • 17Caprice
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forMarshallat 86'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 14NolanSubstituted forMarsdenat 88'minutes
  • 5Bencherif
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 15Sam-Yorke

Substitutes

  • 9Burrow
  • 10Marsden
  • 18Everington
  • 22Marshall
  • 30Grant
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
1,016

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Lincoln City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Lincoln City 2.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Marsden replaces Jon Nolan.

Foul by Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Marcus Marshall replaces Connor Robinson.

Booking

Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Offside, Lincoln City. Delano Sam-Yorke tries a through ball, but Delano Sam-Yorke is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Chris Kinnear.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Poole replaces Stefan Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Adam Mekki replaces Ricky Modeste.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Lincoln City).

Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics with a cross.

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

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