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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.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Passley
  • 5ParryBooked at 58mins
  • 8Brundle
  • 3IlesanmiBooked at 39mins
  • 6Essam
  • 4Gallifuoco
  • 18NorteySubstituted forBellamyat 82'minutes
  • 25JeffreySubstituted forDanielat 12'minutes
  • 17Bird
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forAlabiat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Fazakerley
  • 19Alabi
  • 23Daniel
  • 27Deen-Conteh
  • 28Bellamy

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 2Moyo
  • 6Garner
  • 15MacDonald
  • 3Wilde
  • 39Duckworth
  • 22Collins
  • 20HibbsBooked at 64mins
  • 18ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 9DentonBooked at 33mins
  • 11McManusSubstituted forTomlinsonat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Oliver
  • 13Nicholson
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 16Morgan
  • 38Waring
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
1,127

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Danny Clarke (FC Halifax Town) for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Nortei Nortey.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Alabi replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

Booking

Jake Hibbs (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Manny Parry (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ben Tomlinson replaces Scott McManus.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

Booking

Danny Clarke (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

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

Booking

Tom Denton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Anthony Jeffrey.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield2715663425951
2Aldershot27129642281445
3Sutton United2713683933645
4Dover271111535191644
5Wrexham2612862419544
6Tranmere26127739201943
7Boreham Wood26119636261042
8Dag & Red26118740301041
9Bromley2711884234841
10Ebbsfleet26912537271039
11Maidenhead United2791083637-137
12Maidstone United259972832-436
13Woking25104113337-434
14Halifax2789103034-433
15Fylde248883634232
16Hartlepool2688102732-532
17Gateshead2471073024631
18Eastleigh2761383640-431
19Leyton Orient2786133542-730
20Barrow2778123236-429
21Chester2549122242-2021
22Guiseley2549122245-2321
23Torquay2748152341-1820
24Solihull Moors2755172344-2120
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