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Dover Athletic 4-3 Forest Green Rovers

Ricky Miller
Ricky Miller scored his second goal from the penalty spot

Ricky Miller scored a superb hat-trick as Dover made it two wins on the bounce with a thrilling victory over National League leaders Forest Green.

Rovers made a positive start and took the lead in the seventh minute thanks to Liam Noble's deflected free-kick, but the hosts were soon back on level terms.

Miller was in the right place to convert a cross from Aswad Thomas, and the striker added a second early in the second half with a coolly-taken penalty.

The see-saw nature of the contest continued as Rovers equalised through Rhys Murphy before Ross Lafayette restored Dover's advantage with a smart finish in the 68th minute.

Christian Doidge looked to have rescued a point for the visitors in the 85th minute, but there was still time for Miller to complete his treble and clinch victory with a fine strike.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 18Arnold
  • 2MagriSubstituted forSterlingat 69'minutes
  • 15Grimes
  • 21MooreSubstituted forFazackerleyat 81'minutes
  • 3ThomasBooked at 50mins
  • 6Orlu
  • 8Stevenson
  • 23Parkinson
  • 9Miller
  • 25Lafayette
  • 7Modeste

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 12Fazackerley
  • 16Sterling
  • 17Emmanuel
  • 19Jackson Jr

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 6BennettBooked at 35mins
  • 5CloughBooked at 89mins
  • 21RacineBooked at 17mins
  • 16Pinnock
  • 4TraoreBooked at 25minsSubstituted forFrearat 74'minutes
  • 12Carter
  • 15NobleBooked at 90mins
  • 20TubbsSubstituted forDoidgeat 64'minutes
  • 39MurphySubstituted forMooreat 78'minutes
  • 26Robert

Substitutes

  • 9Doidge
  • 11Frear
  • 14Moore
  • 25Chemlal
  • 30Lefebvre
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
785

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 4, Forest Green Rovers 3.

Booking

Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 4, Forest Green Rovers 3.

Booking

Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 4, Forest Green Rovers 3. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 3, Forest Green Rovers 3. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Loui Fazackerley replaces Sammy Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Rhys Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Elliott Frear replaces Drissa Traoré.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Sterling replaces Sam Magri.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 3, Forest Green Rovers 2. Ross Lafayette (Dover Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Christian Doidge replaces Matt Tubbs.

Booking

Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Forest Green Rovers 2. Rhys Murphy (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Forest Green Rovers 1. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) converts the penalty with a.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Booking

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City97022281421
2Forest Green96121910919
3Tranmere9612127519
4Dag & Red9603179818
5Macclesfield96031610618
6Aldershot9522127517
7Gateshead951320101016
8Dover95131714316
9Eastleigh9432169715
10Barrow94321111015
11Wrexham9432910-115
12Maidstone United94231312114
13Boreham Wood9342117413
14Torquay94141010013
15Sutton United94141011-113
16York93241415-111
17Solihull Moors93151320-710
18Chester92251315-28
19Bromley92251016-68
20North Ferriby United9216517-127
21Braintree9135815-76
22Woking91261120-95
23Southport9126622-165
24Guiseley9027919-102
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