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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:

"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

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 5, Aldershot Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Phil Smith (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

  6. Post update

    Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Saville (Aldershot Town).

  9. Post update

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nabi Diallo replaces Ricky Miller.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Toby Ajala (Dover Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tom Murphy replaces Ricky Modeste.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).