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Wrexham 1-1 Dover Athletic

Wrexham's Jay Harries

Goalkeeper Andy Coughlin saved Stefan Payne's second-half penalty to earn Wrexham a draw against Dover Athletic.

Coughlin's save came minutes after Ricky Modeste's scrappy goal had cancelled out Wrexham striker Jay Harris' first-half strike.

Playing for the first time since the sacking of manager Kevin Wilkin, the Dragons were good value for the lead.

But the Whites' Nicky Deverdics missed a golden opportunity to claim all three points for the visitors in added time.

Wrexham, with coaches Carl Darlington and Michael Oakes in charge, showed two changes from the team that just 48-hours earlier had lost the FA Trophy final in a penalty shoot-out against North Ferriby United.

And it told after the second half as Dover - unchanged from their 1-0 win over Telford - had a bigger share of possession.

Dover stay in 10th place in the table, while Wrexham remain 15th.

Wrexham caretaker manager Carl Darlington told BBC Radio Wales: "It was a very difficult position to be in for myself and for the players.

"We've gone through 120 minutes of the Cup final and then had to play another game within 48 hours [so] it was very difficult for the players, and between all of that we've had the manager leaving and the assistant manager leaving.

"So we wanted a reaction from the players and I'm more than positive that we got that today, although the result was one-all, I can only commend the players after what they've come through physically and mentally."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 1Coughlin
  • 14Tomassen
  • 4Smith
  • 12Keates
  • 3AshtonSubstituted forStephensat 58'minutes
  • 5Hudson
  • 29Finley
  • 8Harris
  • 10Bishop
  • 9MoultSubstituted forYorkat 68'minutes
  • 24Jennings

Substitutes

  • 6Clarke
  • 15Evans
  • 16York
  • 25Stephens
  • 28Storer

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 5Raggett
  • 6Orlu
  • 4Kinnear
  • 3Wynter
  • 15Francis
  • 16Sterling
  • 17DeverdicsBooked at 38mins
  • 26HolmanSubstituted forModesteat 34'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forCoganat 77'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 10Murphy

Substitutes

  • 7Modeste
  • 8Bellamy
  • 11Cogan
  • 18O'Cearuill
  • 28Taiwo
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
1,831

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamDover
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 1, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Dover Athletic 1.

Corner, Wrexham.

Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic).

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Steve Tomassen (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Stefan Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Wes York replaces Louis Moult.

Penalty saved! Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Manny Smith (Wrexham) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Dover Athletic. Sean Raggett draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Anthony Stephens (Wrexham).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Dover Athletic 1. Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Anthony Stephens replaces Neil Ashton because of an injury.

Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic).

Steve Tomassen (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Offside, Wrexham. Steve Tomassen tries a through ball, but Steve Tomassen is caught offside.

Foul by Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic).

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

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