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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Gateshead 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Gateshead 0.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Lynden Gooch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Jon Shaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

  16. Post update

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

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