Dover suffered their equal heaviest defeat of the season after crashing to a 5-0 loss at Boreham Wood on Tuesday night.
And just like that loss at Chester in October, Whites, who remain sixth on the National League ladder, conceded all five goals in the second half.
The loss also meant it was the third consecutive game the Hertfordshire side had beaten boss Chris Kinnear’s side.
Ricky Shakes led the way for Boreham Wood with a hat-trick while Bruno Andrade bagged a double.
The home side threatened early, with Shakes curling just wide of Steve Arnold’s goal following Kenny Davis’ lay-off after just five minutes.
Five minutes later, it was Dover who went agonisingly close to opening the scoring when Joe Healy’s thunderous strike cannoned into the underside of the bar before Aswad Thomas put the rebound wide.
Wood responded with Arnold going low to push away Danny Woodards strike before the Dover goalkeeper comfortably dealt with Jai Reason’s effort from the edge of the box.
Arnold was being kept busy and turned away Andrade’s fierce drive before he watched Matt Paine’s angled shot go across the face of his goal.
Dover’s goal came under threat again when Richard Orlu missed his attempted clearing kick and Arnold saved Davis’ shot with his legs 10 minutes before half-time.
Healy had the first chance of the second half, seeing his effort flying high and wide as he stretched to reach a loose ball in the Wood area two minutes after the restart.
But it was Andrade who finally broke the deadlock in the 56th minute.
He raced through to lob over Arnold after Jamie Grimes slipped while trying to get the ball back to his goalkeeper.
Shakes doubled the advantage 11 minutes later – in controversial circumstances.
Arnold appeared to have the ball in his hands after sliding out to save before Shakes’ challenged and then raced towards goal to score, despite the Dover appeals.
The hosts added a third in the 70th minute when Andrade slotted home after Shakes had beaten Arnold to a long ball over the top.
The ball fell kindly for Andrade and he did the rest.
It wasn’t long before Shakes heaped more misery for Whites.
He completed his hat-trick with two goals in three minutes after two lightning breaks from inside his own half as his side completed the double over Dover this season.
Earlier, Kinnear had to make two enforced changes to his starting side.
Emmanuel came in for the suspended Ricky Miller while Essam started in place of Nicky Deverdics after the Hartlepool midfielder’s loan spell ended.
Boreham Wood: Smith, Nunn, Woodards, Paine, Stephens, Shakes, Davis, Reason, Andrade, Ilesanmi, Devera.
Subs not used: Hitchcock, Goodliffe, Williams, Keita, Joesph.
Dover: Arnold, Magri, Thomas, Orlu (Hurst 70 mins), N’Gala, Grimes, Essam, Healy, Modeste, Lafayette, Emmanuel (Pinnock 69 mins)
Subs not used: Kinnear jnr, Sterling, Caton
|14th March 2017||7:45 pm||National League||2016-2017|