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Dover Athletic 2-0 Chester

Connor Essam scored his first goal for Dover Athletic as they ended Chester's three-game unbeaten run.

Nicky Deverdics failed to make the most of two close-range efforts before the break, with Ricky Miller also volleying wide for the hosts.

Tom Murphy had a shot deflect off Ben Heneghan to put Dover ahead.

Murphy then crossed for Essam to head home a second, while John Rooney went closest to pulling a goal back in injury time.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Rafferty
  • 29Essam
  • 6Orlu
  • 26BonnerBooked at 90mins
  • 2Stone
  • 4Kinnear
  • 17DeverdicsBooked at 40mins
  • 3Wynter
  • 20NanettiSubstituted forBellamyat 74'minutes
  • 27MillerBooked at 30minsSubstituted forElderat 90+2'minutes
  • 10MurphySubstituted forRaggettat 83'minutes


  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 9Elder
  • 14Payne
  • 19Reid


Formation 3-4-3

  • 1WorsnopBooked at 90mins
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 32mins
  • 4KayBooked at 51mins
  • 6Charnock
  • 3RobertsSubstituted forHobsonat 55'minutes
  • 7Mahon
  • 10Rooney
  • 8James
  • 11WinnSubstituted forTourayat 46'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 27HughesBooked at 90mins
  • 16McConvilleSubstituted forMenaghat 76'minutes


  • 13Roberts
  • 14Menagh
  • 17Harrison
  • 19Hobson
  • 25Touray
Christopher Powell

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 2, Chester FC 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, Chester FC 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nathan Elder replaces Ricky Miller.

  7. Booking

    Jon Worsnop (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

    Tom Bonner (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Booking

    Matty Hughes (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Craig Hobson (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Sean Raggett replaces Tom Murphy.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Mahon (Chester FC).

  16. Post update

    Tom Wynter (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Kingsley James tries a through ball, but Kingsley James is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Hobson (Chester FC) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Jamie Menagh replaces Sean McConville.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Christian Nanetti because of an injury.

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