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Dover Athletic 1-2 Lincoln City

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."



Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Rafferty
  • 6Orlu
  • 15Francis
  • 5Raggett
  • 29Essam
  • 16Sterling
  • 4KinnearSubstituted forCoganat 83'minutes
  • 17Deverdics
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forMekkiat 77'minutes
  • 14PayneSubstituted forPooleat 77'minutes
  • 10Murphy


  • 3Wynter
  • 11Cogan
  • 21Mekki
  • 28Taiwo
  • 31Poole

Lincoln City

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Farman
  • 7Cranston
  • 2Miller
  • 23Brown
  • 8PowerBooked at 85mins
  • 17Caprice
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forMarshallat 86'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 14NolanSubstituted forMarsdenat 88'minutes
  • 5Bencherif
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 15Sam-Yorke


  • 9Burrow
  • 10Marsden
  • 18Everington
  • 22Marshall
  • 30Grant
Robert Whitton

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Lincoln City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Lincoln City 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  5. Booking

    Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. John Marsden replaces Jon Nolan.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City).

  8. Post update

    Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Marcus Marshall replaces Connor Robinson.

  12. Booking

    Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

    Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Delano Sam-Yorke tries a through ball, but Delano Sam-Yorke is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Chris Kinnear.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

  19. Post update

    Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. James Poole replaces Stefan Payne.