*BS*Dover Athletic suffered back-to-back defeats in the Vanarama Conference for the first time since September as they lost at fellow play-off chasers FC Halifax Town.*BF*
Tom Murphy’s wonderful strike gave Whites hope after first half goals from Lois Maynard and Richard Peniket put the hosts in a deserved lead at the break.
But Jamie Jackson’s excellent lob restored the Shaymen’s two-goal lead before Colchester United-loanee Dan Holman scored six minutes into his debut, but it only proved to be a consolation for Chris Kinnear’s side.
Sean Francis’ injury time tap-in was disallowed as Dover fell back into the bottom half of the table and nine points below the play-offs following defeat at the Shay.
*Ppic1**BS*OTHER VANARAMA CONFERENCE RESULTS*BF*
AFC Telford United 2-3 Dartford
Aldershot Town 2-1 Welling United
Altrincham 2-2 Forest Green Rovers
Braintree Town 2-1 Alfreton Town
Eastleigh 1-2 Torquay United
Gateshead 1-2 Nuneaton Town
Grimsby Town 0-1 Bristol Rovers
Kidderminster Harriers 1-1 Woking
Lincoln City 0-1 Chester
Southport 1-1 Macclesfield Town
Wrexham 1-0 Barnet