Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Lincoln City 2.
Goalkeeper Andy Rafferty endured a forgettable afternoon as Lincoln came from behind to beat Dover in the Vanarama Conference.
Ricky Modeste opened the scoring for Dover when he turned in Stefan Payne's cross with his knee.
However, two errors in quick succession by Rafferty handed victory to Lincoln.
First he fumbled Delano Sam-Yorke's cross into his own net and then failed to hold Alan Power's free-kick, which rolled over the line.
Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:
"It was a tremendous battling performance on a tough pitch. All credit to the lads, we worked on a 4-4-2 all week and we've been good today, I'm really really pleased.
"Going a goal down was a test of the character the lads have got and they showed it. The coaching staff asked for the performance and they've given it.
"We were aware that their keeper had a weakness on crosses so that was part of what we talked about and it paid off."
- 4KinnearSubstituted forCoganat 83'minutes
- 7ModesteSubstituted forMekkiat 77'minutes
- 14PayneSubstituted forPooleat 77'minutes
- 8PowerBooked at 85mins
- 16RobinsonSubstituted forMarshallat 86'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 14NolanSubstituted forMarsdenat 88'minutes
- Robert Whitton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Lincoln City 2.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Lincoln City. John Marsden replaces Jon Nolan.
Foul by Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City).
Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.
Corner, Dover Athletic.
Attempt saved. Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Marcus Marshall replaces Connor Robinson.
Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.
Corner, Dover Athletic.
Offside, Lincoln City. Delano Sam-Yorke tries a through ball, but Delano Sam-Yorke is caught offside.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Chris Kinnear.
Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).
Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Poole replaces Stefan Payne.