National League
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Dover Athletic 2-1 Welling United

Sean Raggett's second-half strike earned promotion hopefuls Dover a hard-fought win over relegation-threatened Welling in the National League.

The 22-year-old headed home from a corner as he scored just his fourth goal in 33 appearances this season.

Former Whites striker Michael Bakare had handed the away side the perfect start, curling the ball into the top corner in the second minute.

Stefan Payne scored at the near post to level before Raggett's winner.

Dover are three points behind Tranmere in sixth, with three games in hand, while Welling remain nine points adrift of safety.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2MagriBooked at 90mins
  • 6OrluBooked at 64mins
  • 7Modeste
  • 16SterlingSubstituted forKinnearat 18'minutes
  • 5Raggett
  • 8BellamySubstituted forMarshat 62'minutes
  • 18Parkinson
  • 17Deverdics
  • 9MillerSubstituted forCrawfordat 85'minutes
  • 23Payne

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 11Diallo
  • 24Pinnock
  • 25Crawford
  • 26Marsh

Welling

  • 21Rodak
  • 23WilliamsBooked at 45mins
  • 16GayleBooked at 73mins
  • 19Lokko
  • 3Chesmain
  • 10WanadioSubstituted forDanielat 86'minutes
  • 15Nortey
  • 31Kargbo
  • 22Harris
  • 11KashketSubstituted forKabbaat 68'minutes
  • 34BakareSubstituted forAdeloyeat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Kabba
  • 18Taylor
  • 30Daniel
  • 32Vidal
  • 36Adeloye
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
726

Match Stats

Home TeamDoverAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 2, Welling United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, Welling United 1.

Attempt missed. Kadell Daniel (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Sahr Kabba (Welling United).

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Booking

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Magri (Dover Athletic).

Ian Gayle (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Reece Harris (Welling United).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Sahr Kabba (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Kadell Daniel replaces Luke Wanadio.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Harry Crawford replaces Ricky Miller.

Foul by Ibrahim Kargbo (Welling United).

Chris Kinnear (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Nortei Nortey (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic).

Sahr Kabba (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Tomi Adeloye replaces Michael Bakare.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic).

Ibrahim Kargbo (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Ibrahim Kargbo (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Kevin Lokko (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Welling United.

Booking

Ian Gayle (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Ian Gayle (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic).

Sahr Kabba (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sahr Kabba (Welling United).

Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Welling United. Sahr Kabba replaces Scott Kashket.

Attempt missed. Stefan Payne (Dover Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ricky Modeste with a cross.

Attempt saved. Reece Harris (Welling United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Marsh (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Scott Kashket (Welling United).

Richard Orlu (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

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