Match ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Dover Athletic 1.
Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Dover Athletic
Ebbsfleet's National League play-offs aspirations came to an end after a disappointing home defeat by Dover.
The hosts struggled in the first half and had the offside flag to thank for ruling out Alfie Pavey's strike and Mitch Brundle's header.
In the second half, Pavey hit the bar before finally getting his goal after 51 minutes, tapping in from Anthony Jeffrey's cross.
Dover continued to enjoy the better of the chances and Jeffrey somehow missed the opportunity to double their lead from six yards in the 74th minute.
The victory means Andy Hessenthaler's side are now unbeaten in eight games, while Fleet are six points adrift of seventh-placed Eastleigh with just one game remaining.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 10DrurySubstituted forWhitelyat 72'minutes
- 9KedwellBooked at 62mins
- 22GrahamSubstituted forAdamsat 81'minutesBooked at 0mins
- 4RanceBooked at 87mins
- 15UgwuSubstituted forCheekat 58'minutes
- 27LewisBooked at 85mins
- 10AllenSubstituted forEffiongat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 14PaveyBooked at 71mins
- Gary Parsons
Second Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Dover Athletic 1.
Inih Effiong (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Dean Rance (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Stuart Lewis (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Ebou Adams replaces Bagasan Graham.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Corey Whitely replaces Andy Drury.
Alfie Pavey (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Inih Effiong replaces Jamie Allen.
Danny Kedwell (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Michael Cheek replaces Gozie Ugwu.
Goal! Ebbsfleet United 0, Dover Athletic 1. Alfie Pavey (Dover Athletic).
Second Half begins Ebbsfleet United 0, Dover Athletic 0.
First Half ends, Ebbsfleet United 0, Dover Athletic 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.