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Dover1Gateshead0

Dover Athletic 1-0 Gateshead

Connor Essam
Goalscorer Connor Essam joined Dover on a free transfer from Crawley Town last summer

Dover secured their third win in a week as Connor Essam's goal earned them three points against Gateshead.

Essam hit an excellent second-half volley from the edge of the area after a close first 45 minutes.

Ricky Modeste thought he had doubled the advantage but he was adjudged to have been offside after heading in Sean Raggett's flick on.

Gateshead drop to ninth in the table, four points and one place above Dover, who are 10 points off the play-offs.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 29Essam
  • 6Orlu
  • 15Francis
  • 16Sterling
  • 5Raggett
  • 4Kinnear
  • 7ModesteBooked at 90mins
  • 10Murphy
  • 14Payne
  • 17Deverdics

Substitutes

  • 11Cogan
  • 21Mekki
  • 26Holman
  • 28Taiwo
  • 31Poole

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 12RamshawSubstituted forOrrellat 64'minutes
  • 26Gjokaj
  • 16BaxterBooked at 90mins
  • 28Gooch
  • 25Pattison
  • 4Chandler
  • 19RankineSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 80'minutes
  • 5Curtis
  • 9ShawBooked at 71mins
  • 10Gillies

Substitutes

  • 3Wilson
  • 11Finnigan
  • 13Baird
  • 27Sainte-Luce
  • 29Orrell
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
725

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Gateshead 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Gateshead 0.

Booking

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Ricky Modeste tries a through ball, but Ricky Modeste is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Lynden Gooch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jon Shaw (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

Jon Shaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt blocked. Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt saved. Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic).

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Michael Rankine.

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

Jake Orrell (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Ricky Modeste tries a through ball, but Ricky Modeste is caught offside.

Booking

Jon Shaw (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jon Shaw (Gateshead).

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jake Orrell replaces Rob Ramshaw.

Attempt saved. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead).

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