National League
WrexhamWrexham0DoverDover Athletic1
Ricky Modeste
Ricky Modeste's smart finish might have been enough to end Wrexham's play-off aspirations

Dover maintained their National League promotion push at the expense of Wrexham at the Racecourse Stadium.

Dover rise to third while Wrexham are now six points off the top five after Ricky Modeste's second half winner proved decisive in a tense contest.

Modeste fired home off the post after Sam Magri's effort in a game low on quality chances.

James Gray hit the crossbar as Wrexham pushed for an equaliser, while Simon Heslop also came close.

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "It's a disappointing day for us and we never really got going. I've said to the players that there's no point in us looking at that now, the final whistle's gone.

"We've got four games left . It's tougher but still doable and we've got to win on Tuesday at Guiseley.

"If we win on Tuesday then we got to Tranmere to beat them to go above them and that's as simple as it is. We battle on."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 30Taylor
  • 12Carrington
  • 4Smith
  • 2VidalSubstituted forGrayat 70'minutes
  • 3Newton
  • 6Fyfield
  • 15EvansSubstituted forFowlerat 76'minutes
  • 23Heslop
  • 14Jackson
  • 25BeckSubstituted forMokeat 60'minutes
  • 16York

Substitutes

  • 7Fowler
  • 9Gray
  • 11Moke
  • 17O'Reilly
  • 21Briscoe

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 17Deverdics
  • 5Raggett
  • 6Orlu
  • 4KinnearSubstituted forEssamat 81'minutes
  • 23Payne
  • 27Braham-Barrett
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forSterlingat 87'minutes
  • 2Magri
  • 9MillerSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 84'minutes
  • 18Parkinson

Substitutes

  • 8Bellamy
  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 16Sterling
  • 26Marsh
  • 28Essam
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
4,931

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamDover
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 0, Dover Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Dover Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Nicky Deverdics.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Dover Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Sterling replaces Ricky Modeste because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    James Gray (Wrexham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  13. Substitution

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Connor Essam replaces Chris Kinnear because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simon Heslop (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Lee Fowler replaces Rob Evans.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. Manny Smith tries a through ball, but Manny Smith is caught offside.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. James Gray replaces Javan Vidal.

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