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Dover Athletic 6-1 Braintree Town

Ricky Miller scored four times in Dover's 6-1 win over struggling Braintree at the Crabble Athletic Ground.

Sam Matthews stunned the home crowd early on from long range, but Aswad Thomas replied quickly for Dover.

The irrepressible Miller then went out on his own at the top of the scoring charts, notching a quick-fire hat-trick. The second was a real highlight as he wormed his way inside from the corner flag before beating Joe Taylor.

Jack Parkinson made it five before half-time from close range. The break helped Braintree steady matters, and Dover's rampant form subsided.

But Miller grabbed his 14th of the season from a free-kick to cap his perfect day.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Magri
  • 16SterlingSubstituted forObileyeat 61'minutes
  • 21Moore
  • 3Thomas
  • 15Grimes
  • 8Stevenson
  • 23Parkinson
  • 9MillerSubstituted forPinnockat 67'minutes
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forJackson Jrat 78'minutes
  • 25Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 5Obileye
  • 11Pinnock
  • 12Fazackerley
  • 18Arnold
  • 19Jackson Jr

Braintree

  • 31Taylor
  • 2WilliamsSubstituted forAshtonat 53'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 5Gayle
  • 4LeeSubstituted forMidsonat 60'minutes
  • 3Okimo
  • 24Elokobi
  • 8Isaac
  • 14Muldoon
  • 15MatthewsBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMaybanksat 72'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 23Cheek

Substitutes

  • 6Ashton
  • 7Midson
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Maybanks
  • 20Corne
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
1,073

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 6, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 6, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ira Jackson Jr replaces Ricky Modeste.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Sam Matthews.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Ricky Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ayo Obileye replaces Tyrone Sterling.

Booking

Jon Ashton (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Midson replaces Harry Lee.

Booking

Sam Matthews (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jon Ashton replaces Barney Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 6, Braintree Town 1. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 5, Braintree Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 5, Braintree Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 5, Braintree Town 1. Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 4, Braintree Town 1. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 3, Braintree Town 1. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Braintree Town 1. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Braintree Town 1. Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 0, Braintree Town 1. Sam Matthews (Braintree Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green16113232112136
2Dag & Red16102426121432
3Lincoln City1693429141530
4Tranmere1693420101030
5Barrow168622415930
6Macclesfield169252416829
7Aldershot168532013729
8Dover169163127428
9Gateshead1683527161127
10Eastleigh1676326151127
11Boreham Wood167632011927
12Chester167452416825
13Sutton United167272020023
14Wrexham166461320-722
15Solihull Moors165472228-619
16Torquay165381419-518
17Bromley165381925-618
18Maidstone United165381929-1018
19York163581727-1014
20Woking163492334-1113
21Braintree1624101330-1710
22North Ferriby United163112626-2010
23Southport1624101236-2410
24Guiseley1623111930-119
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