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Dover Athletic 2-1 FC Halifax Town

Dover's hopes of National League survival received a huge boost with a 2-1 win over Halifax.

The hosts were ahead in the 25th minute when a fine passing move ended with Jai Reason setting up Alfie Pavey for a simple side-foot finish.

Dover's second goal was rather more fortuitous as Anthony Jeffrey found the net with what appeared to be a misplaced cross just after the hour mark.

Town were gifted a route back into the game just minutes later when Dover failed to deal with a long ball, allowing Matty Kosylo to pounce and loop a header over Lee Worgan.

But the Shaymen rarely threatened to complete the comeback and the win gives Dover a five-point cushion over the bottom four.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 31Worgan
  • 20McNamara
  • 8Brundle
  • 29Taylor
  • 23Gomis
  • 5Lokko
  • 27Lewis
  • 10AllenSubstituted forNorteyat 87'minutes
  • 14PaveySubstituted forEffiongat 80'minutes
  • 7JeffreySubstituted forDoeat 87'minutes
  • 30Reason

Substitutes

  • 2Passley
  • 11Daniel
  • 12Effiong
  • 18Nortey
  • 26Doe

Halifax

  • 1Johnson
  • 2Duckworth
  • 4Clarke
  • 31MaherBooked at 17mins
  • 7KosyloBooked at 25mins
  • 5BrownBooked at 88mins
  • 8King
  • 35Rodney
  • 37QuigleySubstituted forDukuat 68'minutes
  • 39Skarz
  • 18BerrettSubstituted forat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Staunton
  • 19Preston
  • 21Rowley
  • 34Duku
Referee:
Carl Brook
Attendance:
897

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, FC Halifax Town 1.

Booking

Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nortei Nortey replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Scott Doe replaces Anthony Jeffrey.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Gondoh replaces James Berrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Inih Effiong replaces Alfie Pavey.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Immanuelson Duku replaces Scott Quigley.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, FC Halifax Town 1. Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Anthony Jeffrey (Dover Athletic).

Second Half

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

Half Time

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

Booking

Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Alfie Pavey (Dover Athletic).

Booking

Niall Maher (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient372110661283373
2Solihull Moors38227962342873
3Wrexham39219947291872
4Salford38209964382669
5Fylde371813663323167
6Harrogate37199969452466
7Eastleigh38197124946364
8Gateshead391881350391162
9Sutton United391612114846260
10Ebbsfleet3816101253371658
11Barrow391510144343055
12Hartlepool391213144753-649
13Bromley38139165156-548
14Halifax381017113335-247
15Dag & Red38138174447-347
16Chesterfield391016134347-446
17Boreham Wood381014144049-944
18Maidenhead United39135213962-2344
19Dover391110184559-1443
20Barnet35119153344-1142
21Havant & Waterlooville39911195368-1538
22Aldershot3888222961-3232
23Maidstone United3885253065-3529
24Braintree3977253770-3328
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