Solihull Moors v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Man of the Match
17th February 2018 3:00 pm National League 2017-2018 679 Ejiro Okosieme

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WHITES’ promotion hopes were dented by Alex Reid’s late winner at Damson Park on Saturday.

The substitute collected Darren Carter’s pass and fired past Mitch Walker to give his side the lead after Whites had twice gone ahead thanks to Ryan Bird’s penalty and Mitch Pinnock’s finish. Moors twice hit back via Kyle Storer and a Kwame Thomas spot kick.

The hosts started brightly and test Walker early on with Dover’s stopper saving from Carter.

But it was Athletic that had the lead midway through the first half following Storer’s clumsy challenge on Anthony Jeffrey.

Bird slotted the ball into the middle of the goal from 12 yards and though home stopper Max O’Leary initially stopped the ball with his legs, the Bristol City loanee was unable to prevent the ball from trickling over the line.

But Mark Yates’ side were level just seven minutes later through Storer.

The midfielder volleyed a loose ball into the bottom corner after following up on Jamey Osborne’s blocked shot.

Walker then prevented his side from going behind, turning behind Adi Yussuf’s close-range shot with his foot.

Osborne tried his luck from range after the restart, curling a deflected effort just past the wrong side of the post. Nortei Nortey then chested the ball off the line following a corner, with the subsequent cross from Storer clipping the top of the bar.

And a defensive error by Tyrone Williams handed Whites the lead once more.

A wayward header from the centre back fell for Pinnock, who strode onto the ball and slotted into the net, in spite of Daly’s last-ditch attempt the clear the winger’s effort off the line.

Osborne blasted wide and Yussuf fired into Walker’s arms as the away side searched for a second leveller.

And that equaliser arrived with fifteen minutes remaining as Whites gave away their first penalty of the season.

Manny Parry fouled Osborne in the area and despite the centre half protesting the ball had gone out of play, the referee awarded the spot-kick and Thomas slammed the ball into the middle of the goal, through the already diving Walker’s outstretched hand.

Pinnock’s spectacular long ranger flew straight down the throat of O’Leary as Chris Kinnear’s men looked to go in front for a third time, but it was Moors who grabbed a winner six minutes from the end.

A counter-attack saw Carter escape down the left wing and the midfielder passed inside to sub Reid, who checked inside and fired past a statuesque Walker in goal.

The hosts held on to condemn Whites to their second consecutive league defeat and keep Kinnear’s side ninth in the standings, one point outside the playoffs.

Dover next host Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday 20th February. Kick off 7:45 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

Solihull Moors

13Max O’Leary Goalkeeper
6Tyrone Williams Defender
17Liam Daly Defender 63'
30Fiacre Kelleher Defender
18Jamie Reckord Defender
8Kyle Storer Midfielder 29'
36Jamey Osborne Midfielder 75'
4Darren Carter Midfielder 84'
10Jermaine Hylton 12 Forward 29'
17Kwame Thomas Forward 75'
9Adi Yussuf 7 Forward
2Kristian Green Defender
7Opi Edwards 9 Midfielder Yussuf 90+4'
12Alex Reid 10 Forward Hylton 69'
84'
22Paul Green Defender
25George Carline Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Mark Yates

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
16Ejiro Okosieme Defender
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender 56'
6Connor Essam Defender
5Manny Parry Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender 55'
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder
18Nortei Nortey 28 Midfielder
25Anthony Jeffrey 23 Forward 22'
34'
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward 60'
17Ryan Bird Forward 22 pen '
2Josh Passley Defender
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
19James Alabi Forward
23Kadell Daniel 25 Forward Jeffrey 83'
28Liam Bellamy 18 Midfielder Nortey 61'
70'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Peter GibbonsGareth Hubbard
Matthew Law
Martin Beard

Ground

The Automated Technology Group Stadium
Damson Pkwy, Solihull B92, UK