*BS*Dover Athletic’s first league game since returning to Conference football ended in defeat at the hands of Halifax Town at Crabble.*BF*
Scott McManus scored the only goal of the game when his left footed effort from distance bounced in off the inside of the post shortly after half-time.
Dover can take a lot of heart from their performance in the game going forward, knowing that they were not outplayed or over matched against a side that was knocked out in the playoffs last time around.
*Lpic1*Click *Link1* to read new DAFC writer Ross McHugh’s full match report.
Click *Link2* to view Simon Harris’ photo gallery.
Click *Link3* to read Jason Burns’ post-match interview with Chris Kinnear.