National League
DoverDover Athletic1TelfordAFC Telford United0

Dover Athletic 1-0 AFC Telford United

Stefan Payne
Stefan Payne has scored 13 goals for Dover in the league this season

Stefan Payne's early goal saw Dover beat Telford, who are now on the brink of relegation from the Conference.

Tom Murphy's cross was converted by Payne from inside the six-yard box following defensive confusion.

Telford nearly levelled when Danny Ventre played in Tony Gray but Dover keeper Mitch Walker blocked well with his legs.

Dan Holman and Murphy both blazed over the crossbar as the hosts could not find a second.

Bottom-of-the-table Telford are 15 points from safety with five games to play and could be relegated next weekend if results go against them.

Dover remain in 10th, 10 points behind fifth-placed Forest Green in the play-off places.

Line-ups

Dover

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Walker
  • 16Sterling
  • 6Orlu
  • 26HolmanSubstituted forCoganat 81'minutes
  • 3Wynter
  • 15Francis
  • 4Kinnear
  • 5Raggett
  • 17Deverdics
  • 10MurphySubstituted forModesteat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14PayneSubstituted forPooleat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Modeste
  • 8Bellamy
  • 11Cogan
  • 28Taiwo
  • 31Poole

Telford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Montgomery
  • 6Grogan
  • 4Byrne
  • 20Poku
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forSmithat 46'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 27SharpsBooked at 60mins
  • 9Farrell
  • 24VentreSubstituted forDyerat 46'minutes
  • 11Clancy
  • 30Reid
  • 10Gray

Substitutes

  • 13Pryce
  • 18Smith
  • 19Deacey
  • 23Disney
  • 29Dyer
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
795

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, AFC Telford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, AFC Telford United 0.

  3. Booking

    Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Barry Cogan (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Barry Cogan replaces Dan Holman.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sam Smith (AFC Telford United).

  9. Post update

    Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tony Gray (AFC Telford United).

  11. Post update

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

  17. Post update

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ross Dyer (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Sam Smith (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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