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Aldershot Town 1-0 Dover Athletic

Matt McClure scored from the spot as Aldershot claimed a vital 1-0 victory over Dover to leapfrog their National League play-off rivals.

Nick Arnold and Scott Rendell threatened as Aldershot edged the first half, although goalscoring chances proved hard to come by for both sides.

Jake Gallagher was brought down in the box with 17 minutes remaining to give the hosts a chance from the spot and substitute McClure made no mistake to secure the crucial victory.

The hosts, who had Idris Kanu sent off for a second yellow late on, are now a point ahead of sixth-placed Dover but have played a game more.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Cole
  • 5Evans
  • 12Alexander
  • 17KellermanSubstituted forKanuat 46'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22Reynolds
  • 20Benyu
  • 2ArnoldSubstituted forStrakerat 66'minutes
  • 16Gallagher
  • 9RendellSubstituted forMcClureat 62'minutes
  • 7Fenelon
  • 11Mensah

Substitutes

  • 3Straker
  • 10McClure
  • 15Oyeleke
  • 19Kanu
  • 25Smith

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 16Sterling
  • 3Thomas
  • 5EssamBooked at 89mins
  • 15Grimes
  • 27HurstBooked at 42minsSubstituted forKinnearat 45+1'minutes
  • 2MagriSubstituted forLafayetteat 75'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 9Miller
  • 7Modeste
  • 26HealySubstituted forPinnockat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 11Pinnock
  • 12Fazackerley
  • 17Emmanuel
  • 25Lafayette
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
3,857

Live Text

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Idris Kanu (Aldershot Town) for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ross Lafayette replaces Sam Magri.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Dover Athletic 0. Matt McClure (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Anthony Straker replaces Nick Arnold.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matt McClure replaces Scott Rendell.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Joe Healy.

Booking

Idris Kanu (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Idris Kanu replaces Jim Kellerman.

Second Half

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Chris Kinnear replaces James Hurst.

Booking

James Hurst (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City43297780384294
2Tranmere44278974383689
3Forest Green442591084523284
4Dag & Red442551477522580
5Aldershot4421131061372476
6Dover432361479572275
7Barrow4419151068501872
8Gateshead4418131368491967
9Macclesfield43206176153866
10Bromley44177205665-958
11Wrexham441512174659-1357
12Eastleigh441414165560-556
13Maidstone United43168195772-1556
14Boreham Wood441413174744355
15Sutton United441412185661-554
16Chester441410206164-352
17Woking44149216478-1451
18Solihull Moors44149215974-1551
19Guiseley441310214865-1749
20York441115185267-1548
21Braintree44139225172-2148
22Torquay441211215060-1047
23North Ferriby United44123293277-4539
24Southport44108265092-4238
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