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Dover1Braintree0

Dover Athletic 1-0 Braintree Town

Nicky Deverdics scored his first goal for Dover to give them their sixth straight home win without conceding a goal in all competitions.

The midfielder headed in a cross from Stefan Payne on the stroke of half-time and that was enough to seal the points.

Tom Murphy shot just over the bar early in the second half before Payne failed to make the most of a one-on-one.

Braintree came back into the match late on but substitute Dan Sparkes put a chance to equalise wide of the post.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 29Essam
  • 15Francis
  • 26Bonner
  • 6Orlu
  • 17Deverdics
  • 4Kinnear
  • 28Taiwo
  • 16Sterling
  • 14PayneSubstituted forRutherfordat 80'minutes
  • 10MurphySubstituted forBellamyat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 19Reid
  • 21Rutherford

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 5PaineSubstituted forIsaacat 84'minutes
  • 6Massey
  • 23Peters
  • 26MulleySubstituted forSparkesat 75'minutes
  • 18Cox
  • 8DavisBooked at 88mins
  • 20Clerima
  • 15Akinola
  • 9MarksSubstituted forStruttonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Habergham
  • 4Isaac
  • 10Strutton
  • 11Sparkes
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
696

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town).

Tom Bonner (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt missed. Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Greg Rutherford (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Chez Isaac replaces Matt Paine.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt blocked. Greg Rutherford (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Stefan Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Charlie Strutton replaces Sean Marks.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces James Mulley.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Sean Francis (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Dover Athletic).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Tom Murphy.

Attempt missed. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Matt Paine (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

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