National League
TelfordAFC Telford United1DoverDover Athletic4

Dover Athletic struck three times in the last 15 minutes as they hit back to secure victory over struggling Telford.

The hosts opened the scoring through Mike Phenix's close-range finish, but Dover levelled when Tom Bonner headed home Craig Stone's cross.

Substitute Jake Reid put the Whites in front from close range after the break and Ricky Miller made it 3-1 when he was teed up by Tyrone Sterling.

Reid's stoppage-time strike wrapped up a second league win for the visitors.

The defeat leaves Telford second from bottom in the Conference and still without a win, while Dover climb to 16th.

Meanwhile, Telford summer signing Sam Smith has joined Conference North side Brackley Town on a one-month loan.

AFC Telford manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The first half was as good as we played. We didn't look under any pressure and we got the goal and should have had another - but then a horrific goalkeeping error got them back in it.

"We were fragile and the last fifteen minutes was an absolute disgrace. When you have lost your heart, you've lost your shape and lost your bottle. We downed tools and carved our own downfall. I am repeating myself just like last week.

"We looked petrified in the second half and it was just basic errors. If you make a mistake you have to have some guts and become vocal. To be honest our goalkeeper crumbled at the end. You hope it's a one-off game."

Line-ups

Telford

  • 1Hedge
  • 16McDonald
  • 3Lever
  • 5Akrigg
  • 22O'Keefe
  • 7PhenixSubstituted forCookeat 78'minutes
  • 11ClancySubstituted forToddat 88'minutes
  • 8BarnettSubstituted forPlattat 88'minutes
  • 2Baynes
  • 9Farrell
  • 10Gray

Substitutes

  • 4Byrne
  • 12Cooke
  • 13Pryce
  • 17Platt
  • 21Todd

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 6Orlu
  • 12Lock
  • 16Sterling
  • 29Essam
  • 26Bonner
  • 28Taiwo
  • 2Stone
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWynterat 89'minutes
  • 9ElderSubstituted forReidat 46'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forMillerat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 4Kinnear
  • 19Reid
  • 20Nanetti
  • 27Miller
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
1,515

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamDover
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Telford United 1, Dover Athletic 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 1, Dover Athletic 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Telford United 1, Dover Athletic 4. Jake Reid (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Solomon Taiwo.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jake Reid (Dover Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Jonathan Hedge (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Wynter replaces Nicky Deverdics.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Kristian Platt replaces Charlie Barnett.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Todd replaces Sean Clancy.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Todd replaces Sean Clancy.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! AFC Telford United 1, Dover Athletic 3. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyrone Sterling with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Ricky Miller tries a through ball, but Ricky Miller is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Jake Reid tries a through ball, but Jake Reid is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Cooke (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Wes Baynes (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Telford United. Sean Cooke replaces Michael Phenix because of an injury.

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