National League
Dover1Halifax0

Dover Athletic 1-0 FC Halifax Town

Nicky Deverdics' goal proved enough to secure victory at home to relegation-threatened Halifax and keep Dover in National League play-off contention.

Deverdics drilled in a 20-yard strike after Halifax failed to clear a corner in the eighth minute.

Jordan Burrow almost salvaged a point for the Shaymen late on when he headed against the bar.

Dover leapfrog Tranmere into fourth place, while Halifax drop to 22nd, a point off safety.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2MagriBooked at 62mins
  • 4Kinnear
  • 9MillerSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 88'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 5Raggett
  • 8Bellamy
  • 17Deverdics
  • 18Parkinson
  • 23PayneSubstituted forSterlingat 90+6'minutes
  • 27Braham-Barrett

Substitutes

  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 15Grimes
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Marsh
  • 28Essam

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 15RobertsBooked at 74mins
  • 35Wroe
  • 16Hibbs
  • 3McManus
  • 6Bencherif
  • 4James
  • 12PeniketSubstituted forMacDonaldat 63'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 24HughesSubstituted forMcDonaldat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 8Fazlic
  • 17MacDonald
  • 19Fairhurst
  • 40McDonald
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,027

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home0
Away2

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Sterling replaces Stefan Payne.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town).

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Duane Ofori-Acheampong replaces Ricky Miller.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Shaquille McDonald replaces Connor Hughes.

Attempt missed. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town).

Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt missed. Kevin Roberts (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Josh MacDonald replaces Richard Peniket.

Booking

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

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt missed. Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, FC Halifax Town 0.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt blocked. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Attempt blocked. Connor Hughes (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham422611579295089
2Forest Green422510766382885
3Grimsby392012773363772
4Dover402181170492171
5Tranmere4219121157421569
6Braintree4019111045311468
7Eastleigh401910115849967
8Wrexham411991366462066
9Gateshead42189155161-1063
10Macclesfield411861757451260
11Bromley42178176564159
12Lincoln City421512156259357
13Barrow401511145665-956
14Woking41149186260251
15Aldershot41148194463-1950
16Southport421212184358-1548
17Chester411112185664-845
18Guiseley41916164062-2243
19Boreham Wood41914183643-741
20Torquay401011194369-2641
21Altrincham40913184264-2240
22Halifax391010195074-2440
23Welling42811233459-2535
24Kidderminster41611244166-2529
View full National League table

Top Stories