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Dover Athletic 1-0 AFC Telford United

Stefan Payne
Stefan Payne has scored 13 goals for Dover in the league this season

Stefan Payne's early goal saw Dover beat Telford, who are now on the brink of relegation from the Conference.

Tom Murphy's cross was converted by Payne from inside the six-yard box following defensive confusion.

Telford nearly levelled when Danny Ventre played in Tony Gray but Dover keeper Mitch Walker blocked well with his legs.

Dan Holman and Murphy both blazed over the crossbar as the hosts could not find a second.

Bottom-of-the-table Telford are 15 points from safety with five games to play and could be relegated next weekend if results go against them.

Dover remain in 10th, 10 points behind fifth-placed Forest Green in the play-off places.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 16Sterling
  • 6Orlu
  • 26HolmanSubstituted forCoganat 81'minutes
  • 3Wynter
  • 15Francis
  • 4Kinnear
  • 5Raggett
  • 17Deverdics
  • 10MurphySubstituted forModesteat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14PayneSubstituted forPooleat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Modeste
  • 8Bellamy
  • 11Cogan
  • 28Taiwo
  • 31Poole

Telford

  • 31Montgomery
  • 6Grogan
  • 4Byrne
  • 20Poku
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forSmithat 46'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 27SharpsBooked at 60mins
  • 9Farrell
  • 24VentreSubstituted forDyerat 46'minutes
  • 11Clancy
  • 30Reid
  • 10Gray

Substitutes

  • 13Pryce
  • 18Smith
  • 19Deacey
  • 23Disney
  • 29Dyer
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
795

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, AFC Telford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, AFC Telford United 0.

Booking

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt blocked. Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Dan Holman.

Foul by Sam Smith (AFC Telford United).

Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tony Gray (AFC Telford United).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt missed. Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt blocked. Ross Dyer (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Sam Smith (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Smith (AFC Telford United).

Tom Wynter (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Sam Smith tries a through ball, but Sam Smith is caught offside.

Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).

Ross Dyer (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ricky Modeste replaces Tom Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Poole replaces Stefan Payne.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt blocked. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Payne.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Hand ball by Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic).

Offside, Dover Athletic. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

Booking

Ian Sharps (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Sharps (AFC Telford United).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Bradley Reid (AFC Telford United).

Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic).

Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

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