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Dover Athletic 1-0 Wrexham

Ryan Bird
Ryan Bird scored six goals in League Two for Newport in 2016-17.

Ryan Bird's first-half goal gave Dover Athletic a second win in five days as they beat Wrexham at the Crabble Athletic Ground.

Wrexham's supporters, making a round trip of nearly 600 miles, had little to cheer as their side rarely threatened.

The Whites dominated after ex-Newport striker Bird turned-in from close range in the 18th minute after Kane Richards' set-up.

Chris Kinnear's side are sixth in the National League after three games.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales: "We came with a game plan and for the first 15 minutes it was working very well and ideally we should have been 1-0 up in the opening minutes.

"After they scored it wasn't the reaction we were after if I'm honest. Second half it wasn't anywhere near what it should have been."

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Passley
  • 3IlesanmiBooked at 41mins
  • 5Parry
  • 18Nortey
  • 8BrundleBooked at 75mins
  • 6Essam
  • 4Gallifuoco
  • 10Allen
  • 17BirdSubstituted forSho-Silvaat 89'minutes
  • 7RichardsBooked at 50minsSubstituted forDanielat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Sho-Silva
  • 11Pinnock
  • 14Essuman
  • 15Adebowale
  • 23Daniel

Wrexham

  • 24Dunn
  • 3JenningsBooked at 77mins
  • 4Smith
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 5PearsonBooked at 90mins
  • 18Roberts
  • 7Mackreth
  • 19BodenSubstituted forMassankaat 67'minutes
  • 20Wright
  • 16KellySubstituted forHurstat 79'minutes
  • 13CarringtonSubstituted forRutherfordat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 9Massanka
  • 14Rutherford
  • 17Dibble
  • 27Marx
Referee:
Carl Brook
Attendance:
1,012

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Wrexham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Kane Richards.

Booking

Shaun Pearson (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tobi Sho-Silva replaces Ryan Bird.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. James Hurst replaces Marcus Kelly.

Booking

James Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Mitch Brundle (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Ntumba Massanka replaces Scott Boden.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Mark Carrington.

Booking

Kane Richards (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Wrexham 0.

Booking

Femi Ilesanmi (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Wrexham 0. Ryan Bird (Dover Athletic).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Aldershot330011299
2Dag & Red32106427
3Gateshead32015236
4Leyton Orient32015326
5Sutton United32013126
6Dover32013216
7Ebbsfleet31207525
8Eastleigh31203215
9Bromley31202115
10Macclesfield31202115
11Boreham Wood31117524
12Barrow31114224
13Tranmere31113214
14Maidenhead United31114404
15Fylde30306603
16Wrexham310223-13
17Woking310237-43
18Chester20201102
19Halifax302102-22
20Hartlepool301224-21
21Torquay301226-41
22Maidstone United301215-41
23Guiseley301229-71
24Solihull Moors200227-50
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