*BS*Whites romped to a 4-1 win over Lincoln City in a dominant display at Crabble on Tuesday.*BF*
A sublime Stefan Payne free kick set them on their way early on, before Ricky Miller doubled the lead after half time and Payne added a third. Lincoln pulled one back, but Miller completed the rout with a stunning long range effort.
Understandably, manager Chris Kinnear was full of praise for his players. He said: “It could have been seven or eight and we missed open goals practically, but the lads did a great job. (Tom) Murphy, Chris (Kinnear) and Craig (Braham-Barrett) came in and did great, whilst (Jamie) Grimes is back fit now. We may be getting injuries, but the players coming in are so much part of the squad and nobody is letting anyone down as they don’t want to.”
Though the front two will claim the headlines, Kinnear praised all areas of the team: “Defensively, we were strong as they were a handful physically up front. In the midfield we won knock-downs because it was not a game we could play and we just had to try to keep getting it forward. It was just one of those games where we had just got to dig in and tonight we did everything right.”
Kinnear’s men have risen to fourth in the table, but manager Chris has urged caution as the play off race hots up: “There’s 10 games to go and 30 points to play for. Lincoln are a decent side and they came here to attack us. It’s more difficult when sides sit back, but that’s part and parcel of it when you are doing well and we have got to find solutions. The spirit is very high, but we must not get carried away.”
Dover face a trip to Guiseley this Saturday, a side they recently beat 3-0 in the FA Trophy. Kinnear said: “They will be looking for revenge and have a bit of pride. They also need to get a few points to stay up and it is not always easy against sides down there. The pitch is not great there, but if we want to be successful then that is what we have to overcome.”
“Fortunately no-one extra got injured and Ricky Modeste should be back, but all the lads have faith in whoever is playing’.