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Dover Athletic 0-1 Wrexham

Rob Lainton's penalty save just before half-time proved crucial for Wrexham
Rob Lainton's penalty save just before half-time proved crucial for Wrexham

Sam Ricketts won his first competitive game as Wrexham boss at Dover Athletic thanks to two of his new signings.

Striker Mike Fondop-Talom capped an impressive debut with a remarkable overhead kick to put Wrexham ahead.

Fellow debutant Rob Lainton then saved Inih Effiong's penalty after the Dover forward was fouled in the box.

Dover thought they had scored a late equaliser when Jamie Allen pounced after Lainton dropped the ball, but the keeper was ruled to have been fouled.

Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts told BBC Sport Wales: "I'm absolutely delighted with the win.

"Certain passages of play I'm really pleased with and there's many things I want to work on as well.

"I'm delighted with him [Fondop-Talom] scoring, ultimately his job is to score but his game has probably improved a significant amount in the last six weeks since he's been with us.

"Like the team he's got so much potential still to come."

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 8Brundle
  • 18Nortey
  • 6Essam
  • 2Passley
  • 23GomisBooked at 63minsSubstituted forDanielat 74'minutes
  • 5Lokko
  • 19SchmollBooked at 56mins
  • 3Connors
  • 12EffiongSubstituted forDiarraat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Allen

Substitutes

  • 4Diarra
  • 11Daniel
  • 16Okosieme
  • 24Lewington
  • 25Smith

Wrexham

  • 18Lainton
  • 2Roberts
  • 3Jennings
  • 8Young
  • 5Pearson
  • 4Smith
  • 7Summerfield
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forCarringtonat 82'minutes
  • 20Wright
  • 23BeavonSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 58'minutes
  • 9Fondop-TalomSubstituted forPykeat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 11Pyke
  • 13Carrington
  • 15Maguire-Drew
  • 24Thame
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,359

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 0, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, Wrexham 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Moussa Diarra replaces Inih Effiong.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Carrington replaces Paul Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Rekeil Pyke replaces Mike Fondop-Talom.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Gomis.

Booking

Gomis (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Stuart Beavon.

Booking

Timothy Schmoll (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 0, Wrexham 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 0, Wrexham 1.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 0, Wrexham 1. Mike Fondop-Talom (Wrexham).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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2Gateshead11003123
3Halifax11002023
4Fylde11002113
5Solihull Moors11002113
6Boreham Wood11001013
7Chesterfield11001013
8Wrexham11001013
9Harrogate10102201
10Sutton United10102201
11Hartlepool10101101
12Leyton Orient10101101
13Maidstone United10101101
14Salford10101101
15Aldershot10100001
16Barnet10100001
17Bromley100112-10
18Eastleigh100112-10
19Dag & Red100101-10
20Dover100101-10
21Ebbsfleet100101-10
22Maidenhead United100113-20
23Braintree100102-20
24Havant & Waterlooville100103-30
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