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Dover Athletic 2-1 Macclesfield Town

Aswad Thomas and Dover boss Chris Kinnear
Aswad Thomas and Dover boss Chris Kinnear

Dover came from behind to halt Macclesfield's three-match winning run and keep up with the league leaders.

Danny Whitehead put Macclesfield ahead after Dover goalkeeper Mitch Walker fumbled a cross.

Stefan Payne quickly restored parity for the hosts when he fired through the legs of Shwan Jalal.

Dover, who remain in third, completed the comeback when Nicky Deverdics converted from the penalty spot, after Ricky Miller was fouled in the box.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Magri
  • 15Grimes
  • 12AjalaSubstituted forMurphyat 69'minutes
  • 21Thomas
  • 5Raggett
  • 6Orlu
  • 18Parkinson
  • 17Deverdics
  • 9MillerSubstituted forModesteat 69'minutes
  • 23Payne

Substitutes

  • 7Modeste
  • 10Murphy
  • 11Diallo
  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 30Rafferty

Macclesfield

  • 13Jalal
  • 2HallsSubstituted forCowanat 29'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 5Pilkington
  • 15Diagne
  • 19Fitzpatrick
  • 23Whitaker
  • 6Turnbull
  • 18Whitehead
  • 14Dennis
  • 11RoweBooked at 85mins
  • 17Meikle

Substitutes

  • 1Branagan
  • 12Cowan
  • 22Adarabioyo
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, Macclesfield Town 1.

Attempt saved. Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt saved. Lindon Meikle (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

George Pilkington (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Danny M. Rowe (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town).

Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Foul by Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic).

Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy replaces Toby Ajala.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ricky Modeste replaces Ricky Miller.

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

Attempt saved. Danny Whitehead (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic).

Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Ricky Miller tries a through ball, but Ricky Miller is caught offside.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

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

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Macclesfield Town 1. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Dover Athletic. Ricky Miller draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Turnbull.

Corner, Macclesfield Town.

Attempt saved. Danny Whitaker (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

Dan Cowan (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Ricky Miller tries a through ball, but Ricky Miller is caught offside.

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