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Dover Athletic 1-0 Morecambe

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.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Rafferty
  • 15FrancisSubstituted forRaggettat 90+5'minutes
  • 29Essam
  • 26Bonner
  • 6Orlu
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWynterat 86'minutes
  • 4KinnearBooked at 18mins
  • 28Taiwo
  • 16Sterling
  • 14Payne
  • 10MurphySubstituted forBellamyat 75'minutes


  • 3Wynter
  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 12Lock
  • 19Reid
  • 21Rutherford
  • 22Hook


Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Lumley
  • 8WrightBooked at 77mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 6Edwards
  • 19Wilson
  • 2BeeleySubstituted forSampsonat 79'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 4KenyonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 84'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Mullin
  • 7RedshawSubstituted forAmondat 57'minutes


  • 9Sampson
  • 10Williams
  • 13Goodall
  • 21McGowan
  • 24McCready
  • 27Amond
  • 44Jones
Michael Bull

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Morecambe 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Sean Raggett replaces Stefan Payne.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Williams.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Wynter replaces Nicky Deverdics.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Ryan Williams replaces Alex Kenyon.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

  12. Post update

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Shaun Beeley.

  15. Booking

    Andrew Wright (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

  18. Booking

    Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).