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Wrexham 0-1 Dover Athletic

Ricky Modeste
Ricky Modeste's smart finish might have been enough to end Wrexham's play-off aspirations

Dover maintained their National League promotion push at the expense of Wrexham at the Racecourse Stadium.

Dover rise to third while Wrexham are now six points off the top five after Ricky Modeste's second half winner proved decisive in a tense contest.

Modeste fired home off the post after Sam Magri's effort in a game low on quality chances.

James Gray hit the crossbar as Wrexham pushed for an equaliser, while Simon Heslop also came close.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "It's a disappointing day for us and we never really got going. I've said to the players that there's no point in us looking at that now, the final whistle's gone.

"We've got four games left . It's tougher but still doable and we've got to win on Tuesday at Guiseley.

"If we win on Tuesday then we got to Tranmere to beat them to go above them and that's as simple as it is. We battle on."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 12Carrington
  • 4Smith
  • 2VidalSubstituted forGrayat 70'minutes
  • 3Newton
  • 6Fyfield
  • 15EvansSubstituted forFowlerat 76'minutes
  • 23Heslop
  • 14Jackson
  • 25BeckSubstituted forMokeat 60'minutes
  • 16York

Substitutes

  • 7Fowler
  • 9Gray
  • 11Moke
  • 17O'Reilly
  • 21Briscoe

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 17Deverdics
  • 5Raggett
  • 6Orlu
  • 4KinnearSubstituted forEssamat 81'minutes
  • 23Payne
  • 27Braham-Barrett
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forSterlingat 87'minutes
  • 2Magri
  • 9MillerSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 84'minutes
  • 18Parkinson

Substitutes

  • 8Bellamy
  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Marsh
  • 28Essam
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
4,931

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamDover
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Dover Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

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

Corner, Wrexham.

Corner, Wrexham.

Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Dover Athletic).

Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Sterling replaces Ricky Modeste because of an injury.

James Gray (Wrexham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Connor Essam replaces Chris Kinnear because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Simon Heslop (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Lee Fowler replaces Rob Evans.

Offside, Wrexham. Manny Smith tries a through ball, but Manny Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Gray replaces Javan Vidal.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Dover Athletic).

Adriano Moke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Simon Heslop (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).

Wes York (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 0, Dover Athletic 1. Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan Payne.

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Adriano Moke replaces Mark Beck.

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

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

Foul by Rob Evans (Wrexham).

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

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

Foul by Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic).

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham432711581295292
2Forest Green432511767392886
3Dover422381173502377
4Grimsby412113777393876
5Tranmere4320121158421672
6Braintree4219121146341269
7Eastleigh411911115849968
8Wrexham421991466471966
9Gateshead431810155262-1064
10Macclesfield421871758461261
11Lincoln City431612156460460
12Bromley43179176564160
13Barrow421612145966-760
14Aldershot43158204967-1853
15Woking421410186361252
16Southport431312184558-1351
17Chester431112205768-1145
18Torquay421111204570-2544
19Guiseley42916174064-2443
20Halifax411110205378-2543
21Boreham Wood43914203848-1041
22Altrincham42914194366-2341
23Welling43811243561-2635
24Kidderminster42711244367-2432
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