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AlfretonAlfreton Town2DoverDover Athletic3

Alfreton Town 2-3 Dover Athletic

Dover secured their first away win since September, with Nicky Deverdics scoring twice to help defeat Alfreton.

Alfreton opened the scoring direct from a corner through Tom Shaw but Deverdics levelled with an effort high into the net from a Sean Francis pass.

Deverdics rifled a 30-yard free-kick into the top corner before Stefan Payne converted Tom Murphy's cross for 3-1.

Shaw steered home his second in added time, shortly after Dover's Tyrone Sterling saw red for a second yellow.

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law told BBC Radio Derby:

"We came in at half-time and the game should have been over. It should've been 3-1 to us. You can't miss chances like that and we did.

"We spoke about what we need to do in the second half, made them aware of where they may capitalise on us. And yet we've gone out in the second half and conceded two goals from exactly what we spoke about.

"You aren't going to win games of football at any level conceding goals like that and we've completely self-inflicted today."

Line-ups

Alfreton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 20Dawson
  • 2Wood
  • 5Graham
  • 25Davies
  • 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 64mins
  • 7HicksSubstituted forSheridanat 68'minutes
  • 10Bradley
  • 12Shaw
  • 11Howell
  • 24LambSubstituted forMcDonaldat 82'minutes
  • 9ClaytonSubstituted forIronsideat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Courtney
  • 14Sheridan
  • 15Keane
  • 17McDonald
  • 18Ironside

Dover

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Rafferty
  • 29Essam
  • 15Francis
  • 26BonnerBooked at 58mins
  • 6OrluBooked at 42mins
  • 16SterlingBooked at 90mins
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWynterat 83'minutes
  • 4Kinnear
  • 28Taiwo
  • 10MurphySubstituted forBellamyat 89'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forReidat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wynter
  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 19Reid
  • 21Rutherford
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
650

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamDover
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dover Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 2, Dover Athletic 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Alfreton Town 2, Dover Athletic 3. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  5. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic) for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town).

  7. Post update

    Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Liam Bellamy replaces Tom Murphy.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. Joe Ironside tries a through ball, but Joe Ironside is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Wynter (Dover Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Massiah McDonald (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Reid (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Wynter replaces Nicky Deverdics.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Massiah McDonald replaces Carl Lamb.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jake Reid replaces Stefan Payne.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Tom Davies (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).