Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Morecambe 0.
Stefan Payne's first-half strike put Conference strugglers Dover into the second round of the FA Cup with a shock win over League Two side Morecambe.
Former Fulham youngster Payne put Athletic in front when his low shot in first-half stoppage time trickled in.
Sean Francis cleared Alex Kenyon's header off the line to preserve the lead before Tom Murphy's near-post volley almost made it 2-0.
Dover held on to consign Morecambe to a fifth first-round exit in six seasons.
The hosts, who lie just one place above the Conference relegation zone, should have fallen behind when goalkeeper Andy Rafferty made an unconvincing save from Jack Redshaw.
But Dover soon took control and midfielder Chris Kinnear - son of the Whites manager of the same name - forced an excellent save from loanee Joe Lumley.
Payne then struck, and the hosts could have extended their lead after the break but Nicky Deverdics curled a tame effort at Lumley.
Rafferty was twice forced into smart saves in the dying stages as Morecambe pressed for the equaliser.
But the Shrimps slid to their fifth defeat in seven as Dover reached round two for the third time in five seasons.
- 15FrancisSubstituted forRaggettat 90+5'minutes
- 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWynterat 86'minutes
- 4KinnearBooked at 18mins
- 10MurphySubstituted forBellamyat 75'minutes
- 8WrightBooked at 77mins
- 2BeeleySubstituted forSampsonat 79'minutes
- 4KenyonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 84'minutes
- 7RedshawSubstituted forAmondat 57'minutes
- Michael Bull
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Morecambe 0.
Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Sean Raggett replaces Stefan Payne.
Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.
Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Williams.
Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Wynter replaces Nicky Deverdics.
Substitution, Morecambe. Ryan Williams replaces Alex Kenyon.
Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Andy Parrish.
Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).
Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Shaun Beeley.
Andrew Wright (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).
Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).