Dover Athletic FC v Aldershot Town

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Dover Athletic1Loss
Aldershot Town2Win

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Whites are Shot down

Lafayette goal cannot prevent second straight loss
ALDERSHOT Town won their first game on the road this season and their first ever game at Crabble courtesy of former Dover midfielder Liam Bellamy on Monday.

Bellamy, who left Whites for the Hampshire side in the summer, condemned Whites to their second consecutive loss after heading home the winner.

Shamir Fenelon put the visitors ahead in the 21st minute before Bellamy doubled the advantage three minutes before half-time.

Ross Lafayette, who spent three months on loan with the Shots from Eastleigh last season,scored a stunning free-kick to reduce the deficit with the final kick of the opening half.

But Whites couldn’t find an equaliser after the break and slumped to their second home loss of the season.

The defeat also saw boss Chris Kinnear’s team drop six places to 12th ahead of Saturday’s trip to Southport.

Kinnear made no changes to the side that lost 2-1 at Torquay on Saturday and it was Dover who should have opened the scoring in the ninth minute.

Former Aldershot midfielder Jim Stevenson fired over from 10 yards following Lafayette’s clever chest down from Aswad Thomas’ cross.

Bellamy tried his luck from distance but his shot whistled over Steve Arnold’s goal before Shots broke the deadlock.

Jack Parkinson was caught out by a long, high ball from the back and winger Fenelon raced onto to it before firing past Arnold.

Arnold saved from Gallagher before Matt McClure curled just wide as the Shots put Whites under the pump.

And the pressure paid off when Bellamy headed beyond Arnold to score his third of the season.

Aldershot were running the show before Lafayette pulled one back in stunning fashion, curling home a free-kick that left keeper Jake Cole with no chance.

It was his fourth goal in five matches since his arrival from Eastleigh.

Kinnear made a change at half-time, replacing Moses Emmanuel with striker Ricky Miller.

Miller, who scored within five minutes of coming on Saturday, wasted little time in testing Cole with a shot.

Seconds later, Cole then needed to be at his best to keep out Parkinson’s header before the keeper denied Lafayette from close range with Miller screaming for his team-mate to pass it.

Aldershot went close to getting a third in the 66th minute when McClure’s header beat Arnold and crashed into the underside of the bar.

Dover did get the ball in the net two minutes later but Stevenson’s follow-up after another Miller shot had been parried by Cole was ruled offside.

Cole kept a Miller header out with an flying save before Ricky Modeste headed Miller’s pin-point cross wide.

But there was to be no coming back for Dover, just like at Torquay.

 Referee Referee:  Mr Constantine Hatzidakis     Referee's Assistants Assistants:  Mr M Lucie & Mr P lister

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Date Time League Season Full Time
29th August 2016 3:00 pm National League 2016-2017 90'