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Altrincham 1-2 Dover Athletic

Altrincham slipped into the National League relegation places as visitors Dover Athletic came from behind to seal all three points.

Michael Rankine gave the hosts the lead straight from a long-range free-kick before the break but Dover came back.

Nicky Deverdics and Chris Kinnear worked together to set up Ricky Miller to tap in their first from close range.

Dover wrapped up the win when Stefan Payne took the ball and fired in from an acute angle.

Altrincham slip to 22nd following the defeat and are now three points from safety while play-off chasing Dover remain fourth and have a six-point cushion on sixth-placed Braintree.

Line-ups

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 6Leather
  • 8Richman
  • 5Havern
  • 28Holness
  • 4Moult
  • 15GinnellySubstituted forCrowtherat 83'minutes
  • 26PhillipsSubstituted forReevesat 73'minutes
  • 9Rankine
  • 7LawrieSubstituted forHeathcoteat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Reeves
  • 12Heathcote
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 19Crowther
  • 23Williams

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Magri
  • 6Orlu
  • 4KinnearSubstituted forEssamat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Raggett
  • 18Parkinson
  • 27Braham-BarrettBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSterlingat 90+5'minutes
  • 17Deverdics
  • 8Bellamy
  • 9MillerSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 85'minutes
  • 23PayneBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 15Grimes
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Marsh
  • 28Essam
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,007

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamDover
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Altrincham 1, Dover Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Altrincham 1, Dover Athletic 2.

Foul by Ryan Crowther (Altrincham).

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Sterling replaces Craig Braham-Barrett.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Connor Essam replaces Chris Kinnear.

Corner, Altrincham.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Sam Heathcote replaces James Lawrie.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Duane Ofori-Acheampong replaces Ricky Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Ryan Crowther replaces Josh Ginnelly.

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

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

Offside, Altrincham. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Altrincham 1, Dover Athletic 2. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricky Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Damian Reeves replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Altrincham 1, Dover Athletic 1. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Altrincham).

Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Booking

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Josh Ginnelly (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt blocked. Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Altrincham 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Altrincham 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics with a cross.

Foul by Gianluca Havern (Altrincham).

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Altrincham 1, Dover Athletic 0. Michael Rankine (Altrincham) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

goal

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