Wrexham v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Away Scorers
5th January 2019 3:00 pm National League 2018-2019 4,817 Nortey Nortei Jeffrey (87)

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A WONDERFUL solo goal from Anthony Jeffrey saw Dover maintain their winning start to 2019.

With three minutes of normal time remaining, the substitute picked the ball up out wide and after cutting inside, fired an unstoppable shot out of reach of home keeper Rob Lainton.

The victory for Andy Hessenthaler’s side saw Whites’ continue their unbeaten run at the Racecourse Ground, which now extends to five matches in Wales.

Earlier, Paul Rutherford shot from 20 yards early on but fired wide of the mark.

Bobby Grant then tried from ten yards further out, but his low drive flew wide of visiting keeper Mitch Walker’s post.

Rutherford then found himself with a clear sight of goal but was denied a shooting opportunity by Kevin Lokko’s recovery tackle.

Following the restart, Luke Summerfield headed over when well placed following good work out wide by Wrexham.

Substitute Ben Tollitt then fired goalwards for the Welsh side, however, Walker dived onto his bouncing shot.

Tranmere loanee Tollitt continued to be the dangerman and set up Summerfield to shoot goalwards, but Walker beat away the winger’s effort.

Akil Wright smashed a ball across the Dover penalty area, but no player in a red shirt was on the substitute’s wavelength as the ball rolled harmlessly out for a throw-in.

Walker was then called into action to deny the hosts their best chance of the match.

Athletic’s keeper saved from Wright after the midfielder burst through on goal, with Scott Doe on hand to clear any oncoming danger from the rebound.

And that save proved crucial as Jeffrey won it with his late scorcher.

Earlier, boss Andy Hessenthaler made one change to the side that beat Maidstone on New Year’s Day with Jamie Allen in to replace Bedsente Gomis.

Whites next travel to Havant & Waterlooville on Tuesday 8th January 2018 in their Buildbase Trophy first round replay, kick off 7:45 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

WREXHAM REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Wrexham

18Rob Lainton Goalkeeper
2Kevin Roberts Defender 90+1'
5Shaun Pearson Defender, (c) 76'
30Jake Lawlor Midfielder
3James Jennings Defender 73'
16Brad Walker 10 Midfielder 82'
7Luke Summerfield Midfielder
14Paul Rutherford Midfielder
23Stuart Beavon 29 Midfielder
32Bobby Grant Midfielder
8Luke Young 20 Midfielder
1Christian Dibble Goalkeeper
10Chris Holroyd 16 Forward Walker 82'
13Mark Carrington Midfielder
20Akil Wright 8 Midfielder Young 65'
29Ben Tollitt 23 Midfielder Beavon 53'
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First Team Manager: Graham Barrow

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 87'
26Scott Doe Defender
5Kevin Lokko Defender 30'
28Joshua Debayo Defender
27Stuart Lewis Midfielder
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
30Jai Reason Midfielder 64'
10Jamie Allen 21 Forward 80'
14Alfie Pavey 7 Forward
12Inih Effiong Forward
4Moussa Diarra Defender
7Anthony Jeffrey 14 Forward Pavey 46'
87'
16Joe Bedford Midfielder
21Ricky Modeste 10 Midfielder Allen 83'
31Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
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First Team Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Substitutions
3
2
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
1
Yellow Cards
4
3
Red Cards
0
0

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Simeon LucasBlake Antrobus
Matthew Scholes
Oliver Noonan

Ground

Racecourse Ground
Racecourse, Wrexham LL11 2AH, UK