National League
DoverDover Athletic1AlfretonAlfreton Town0

Dover ended a run of four straight defeats and leapfrogged in-form Alfreton in the Conference table thanks to Ricky Miller's first-half strike.

On-loan Joe Ironside was off target from long range for the visitors early on, while Dover's Connor Essam headed Christian Nanetti's free-kick wide.

Miller's decisive breakthrough came in the 36th minute when he beat two Alfreton defenders before curling home.

Anthony Howell could have levelled for the Reds but fired wide from 20 yards.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 6Orlu
  • 12Lock
  • 29Essam
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Bonner
  • 2Stone
  • 20NanettiSubstituted forDeverdicsat 84'minutes
  • 28Taiwo
  • 27MillerSubstituted forMurphyat 78'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forReidat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Deverdics
  • 19Reid
  • 5Raggett
  • 4Kinnear
  • 10Murphy

Alfreton

  • 20Dawson
  • 15Keane
  • 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 28mins
  • 6SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 5Graham
  • 2Wood
  • 12Shaw
  • 11HowellSubstituted forClaytonat 72'minutes
  • 24MellorSubstituted forThanojat 57'minutes
  • 18IronsideSubstituted forIgiehonat 53'minutes
  • 23Hawley

Substitutes

  • 21Thanoj
  • 4Courtney
  • 9Clayton
  • 19Igiehon
  • 17McDonald
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
715

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Alfreton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Alfreton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

  6. Post update

    Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).

  8. Post update

    Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

  10. Post update

    Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nicky Deverdics replaces Christian Nanetti.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bennie Igiehon (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy tries a through ball, but Tom Murphy is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy replaces Ricky Miller.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).