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Dover Athletic 5-2 Aldershot Town

Sean Raggett
Defender Sean Raggett came through the Dover Athletic academy

Sean Raggett struck twice as Dover survived a fightback to thump National League strugglers Aldershot.

Nicky Deverdics' 25-yard curling shot and Jack Parkinson's glancing header put the hosts 2-0 up at half-time.

Sam Hatton's neat drive and Charlie Walker's volley brought the Shots level within three minutes of the restart.

But Stefan Payne rifled in a loose ball to restore the lead before Raggett pounced on a deflected cross and then headed in Deverdics' free-kick.

Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Barry Smith: Aldershot boss after defeat by Dover

"We've done excellently to get ourselves back into the game at two each, but we've lost four goals at set-pieces.

"You can work all week on defending crosses and set-pieces, but you have to take responsibility on the pitch and we never had that today. That's a major disappointment.

"The boys knew the performance wasn't acceptable in the first-half, they got a blast from myself and they started the second half the way we wanted them to, but then we dropped off it again.

"We don't give ourselves a chance in the game by conceding from a lack of responsibility."

Line-ups

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 2MagriBooked at 72mins
  • 6Orlu
  • 15Grimes
  • 5Raggett
  • 21Thomas
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forMurphyat 80'minutes
  • 18ParkinsonBooked at 60mins
  • 17Deverdics
  • 9MillerSubstituted forDialloat 86'minutes
  • 23PayneSubstituted forAjalaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Murphy
  • 11Diallo
  • 12Ajala
  • 16Sterling
  • 24Pinnock

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 5Saville
  • 8Stevenson
  • 3McGinty
  • 14BecklesBooked at 74mins
  • 15BrowneBooked at 68mins
  • 4Lathrope
  • 7HattonSubstituted forAkinyemiat 75'minutes
  • 10WalkerSubstituted forBrodieat 78'minutes
  • 23Carr

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Brodie
  • 20Akinyemi
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,012

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 5, Aldershot Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 5, Aldershot Town 2.

Foul by Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic).

Phil Smith (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Daniel Carr (Aldershot Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Offside, Dover Athletic. Nabi Diallo tries a through ball, but Nabi Diallo is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Toby Ajala (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nabi Diallo replaces Ricky Miller.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Toby Ajala (Dover Athletic).

Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy replaces Ricky Modeste.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Richard Brodie replaces Charlie Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Toby Ajala replaces Stefan Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dipo Akinyemi replaces Sam Hatton.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 5, Aldershot Town 2. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics with a cross.

Booking

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Booking

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Magri (Dover Athletic).

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 4, Aldershot Town 2. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Booking

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic).

Jim Stevenson (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town).

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