Match ends, Dover Athletic 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
Dover Athletic 0-0 FC Halifax Town
Dover's promotion push was slowed as they were held to a drab goalless draw by FC Halifax.
In a match of few chances, Dover had the best of them but could not find a way to beat Sam Johnson.
The visiting goalkeeper made a fine double-save in the 35th minute, first keeping out Mitch Brundle's long-range effort and then reacting smartly to deny Ryan Bird on the follow-up.
Halifax had a penalty shout just before the break when Josh MacDonald tumbled under a challenge from Femi Ilesanmi, but the referee waved play on.
Neither side could force a breakthrough in the second half, although there was late drama.
Halifax's Danny Clarke was shown a second yellow card in the 89th minute for a late challenge, and seconds later Dover thought they had scored when Johnson scrambled the ball off the line from a corner.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5ParryBooked at 58mins
- 3IlesanmiBooked at 39mins
- 18NorteySubstituted forBellamyat 82'minutes
- 25JeffreySubstituted forDanielat 12'minutes
- 11PinnockSubstituted forAlabiat 77'minutes
- 20HibbsBooked at 64mins
- 18ClarkeBooked at 90mins
- 9DentonBooked at 33mins
- 11McManusSubstituted forTomlinsonat 55'minutes
- Matt Donohue
Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
Second yellow card to Danny Clarke (FC Halifax Town) for a bad foul.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Nortei Nortey.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Alabi replaces Mitchell Pinnock.
Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Manny Parry (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ben Tomlinson replaces Scott McManus.
Second Half begins Dover Athletic 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, FC Halifax Town 0.
Danny Clarke (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Femi Ilesanmi (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Tom Denton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Anthony Jeffrey.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.