Match ends, Southport 0, Dover Athletic 1.
Southport 0-1 Dover Athletic
Dover ended a two-game losing streak with a hard-fought win at National League rivals Southport.
The game was only three minutes old when Ricky Modeste surged into the penalty area and fired a superb effort into the top-right corner.
The visitors had a goal disallowed in the 20th minute for an apparent foul on the goalkeeper, and it was Southport's turn to have an effort chalked off for offside in the 38th minute when John Cofie backheeled the ball into the net.
Modeste should have closed out the game in the second half when he failed to hit the target with just Ryan Crump to beat, but Dover held on to claim all three points.
Report supplied by the Press Association
- 5ThompsonBooked at 59mins
- 18JonesBooked at 18mins
- 3AshtonBooked at 25mins
- 16CatonSubstituted forMcCarthyat 66'minutes
- 19BishopSubstituted forCofieat 35'minutes
- 8StevensonBooked at 28mins
- 21MooreSubstituted forKinnearat 80'minutes
- 9MillerBooked at 42minsSubstituted forEmmanuelat 60'minutes
- 19Jackson Jr
- Steven Rushton
Second Half ends, Southport 0, Dover Athletic 1.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Chris Kinnear replaces Sammy Moore.
Substitution, Southport. Connor McCarthy replaces James Caton.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Moses Emmanuel replaces Ricky Miller.
Josh Thompson (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Southport 0, Dover Athletic 1.
First Half ends, Southport 0, Dover Athletic 1.
Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Southport. John Cofie replaces Andy Bishop.
Jim Stevenson (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Neil Ashton (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Gary Jones (Southport) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Southport 0, Dover Athletic 1. Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.