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Dover Athletic 1-2 Torquay United

Brett Williams' double at Dover sensationally pulled Torquay out of the National League relegation zone with one match to go, as they returned home with victory.

Chris Kinnear's hosts dominated possession in the first half but it was the Gulls who took the lead two minutes shy of the interval when Williams escaped his marker and headed powerfully past Mitch Walker.

The visitors built on their lead in the second half when Williams netted his second with a clinical strike on 69 minutes after a swift break.

Substitute Aswad Thomas restored hope for the Whites, nodding a decisive header over Brendan Moore, but the defeat left play-off qualification out of their hands.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 5Essam
  • 6OrluSubstituted forEmmanuelat 68'minutes
  • 27HurstBooked at 47mins
  • 16SterlingSubstituted forThomasat 86'minutes
  • 15Grimes
  • 2MagriBooked at 90mins
  • 26HealyBooked at 78mins
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forPinnockat 76'minutes
  • 25Lafayette
  • 9Miller

Substitutes

  • 3Thomas
  • 4Kinnear
  • 8Stevenson
  • 11Pinnock
  • 17Emmanuel

Torquay

  • 1Moore
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 5Gallifuoco
  • 14WilliamsSubstituted forLathropeat 83'minutes
  • 12Verma
  • 15McGinty
  • 8YoungSubstituted forGerringat 90+1'minutes
  • 17Anderson
  • 18Reid
  • 19KeatingSubstituted forHarradat 45'minutes
  • 31Lee

Substitutes

  • 4Lathrope
  • 6Gerring
  • 7Chaney
  • 9Harrad
  • 11Sparkes
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
1,432

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Torquay United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Torquay United 2.

Booking

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ben Gerring replaces Luke Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Aswad Thomas replaces Tyrone Sterling.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Damon Lathrope replaces Brett Williams.

Booking

Joe Healy (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Ricky Modeste.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Torquay United 2. Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Moses Emmanuel replaces Richard Orlu.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 0, Torquay United 2. Brett Williams (Torquay United).

Booking

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 0, Torquay United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, Torquay United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shaun Harrad replaces Ruairi Keating.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 0, Torquay United 1. Brett Williams (Torquay United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City44307782394397
2Tranmere45288978393992
3Forest Green4525101086543285
4Dag & Red452651478522683
5Aldershot4522131064372779
6Dover442361580592175
7Barrow4520151070502075
8Gateshead4519131372492370
9Macclesfield44206186255766
10Bromley45178205766-959
11Sutton United451512186163-257
12Wrexham451512184660-1457
13Maidstone United44169195974-1557
14Eastleigh451414175562-756
15Boreham Wood451413184748-155
16Solihull Moors45159216174-1354
17Chester451410216369-652
18Woking451410216579-1452
19Torquay451311215261-950
20Guiseley451311214966-1750
21York451116185368-1549
22Braintree45139235174-2348
23North Ferriby United45123303280-4839
24Southport45108275196-4538
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