Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Dover Athletic 2.
Chesterfield 1-2 Dover Athletic
Late Alfie Pavey headers saw Dover rally from behind to beat Chesterfield in a dramatic finale at the Proact Stadium.
Home goalkeeper Shwan Jalal was alert to the early danger when Michael Woods rifled Inih Effiong's lay-off towards goal.
Dover's Kevin Lokko then looped a header over the bar, with Jalal making another good save to keep out Bobby-Joe Taylor.
The Spireites responded well, with Scott Boden dodging his marker to shoot just wide.
Effiong smashed one over after the break, and Chesterfield bared their teeth when Will Evans curled a shot wide before the hour.
David Buchanan tried unsuccessfully to pick out Boden at the back post, but moments later, the latter controlled well and netted the opening goal.
The lead would not last long, however, as Pavey levelled by heading in Josh Passley's cross.
The Proact faithful fell silent five minutes from time when Pavey nodded home another to clinch all three points for Dover.
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- 15WeirSubstituted forWakefieldat 86'minutes
- 11MunnsSubstituted forReasonat 71'minutes
- 12ModesteSubstituted forL'Ghoulat 71'minutes
- 9EffiongSubstituted forPaveyat 67'minutesBooked at 88mins
- 6De Havilland
- Andrew Kitchen
Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Dover Athletic 2.
Alfie Pavey (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chesterfield. Charlie Wakefield replaces Robbie Weir.
Goal! Chesterfield 1, Dover Athletic 2. Alfie Pavey (Dover Athletic).
Goal! Chesterfield 1, Dover Athletic 1. Alfie Pavey (Dover Athletic).
Goal! Chesterfield 1, Dover Athletic 0. Scott Boden (Chesterfield).
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jai Reason replaces Jack Munns.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nassim L'Ghoul replaces Ricky Modeste.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Alfie Pavey replaces Inih Effiong.
Second Half begins Chesterfield 0, Dover Athletic 0.
First Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Dover Athletic 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.