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Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Dover Athletic

Ryan Bird's late penalty was enough to hand Dover maximum points as they returned to winning ways with a 1-0 win against Tranmere at Prenton Park.

The away side looked like they might take an early lead with efforts from Jamie Allen and Mitch Pinnock missing the target within the opening 10 minutes, while - down at the other end - Mitch Walker was well placed to save Andy Mangan's 30-yard free-kick.

Ritchie Sutton also tested Walker midway through the first half and Andy Cook fired a long-range thunderbolt wide as Rovers looked to break the deadlock.

But it was summer signing Bird that got his name on the scoresheet as he stepped up to take a penalty - awarded after he was brought down by Ritchie Sutton - and made no mistake with 10 minutes remaining to send Dover up three places to sixth in the table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 6McEveleyBooked at 77mins
  • 8Harris
  • 4Sutton
  • 15NorburnSubstituted forJenningsat 60'minutes
  • 5McNultyBooked at 39mins
  • 25DugganSubstituted forBuxtonat 72'minutes
  • 19ManganSubstituted forNorwoodat 53'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 9Cook
  • 24Hughes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 10Norwood
  • 11Jennings
  • 16Dunn
  • 40Wharton

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Passley
  • 6Essam
  • 8Brundle
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 18NorteySubstituted forFazakerleyat 65'minutes
  • 5Parry
  • 11PinnockBooked at 53mins
  • 17BirdSubstituted forDanielat 81'minutes
  • 10AllenSubstituted forSho-Silvaat 55'minutes
  • 4GallifuocoBooked at 18mins

Substitutes

  • 7Richards
  • 9Sho-Silva
  • 12Fazakerley
  • 23Daniel
  • 27Deen-Conteh
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
4,101

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Dover Athletic 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Ryan Bird.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Dover Athletic 1. Ryan Bird (Dover Athletic).

Booking

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Buxton replaces Mitch Duggan.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Loui Fazakerley replaces Nortei Nortey.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings replaces Oliver Norburn.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tobi Sho-Silva replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andy Mangan.

Booking

Mitchell Pinnock (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Dover Athletic 0.

Booking

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dag & Red84401911816
2Leyton Orient85121411316
3Wrexham850385315
4Sutton United8503109115
5Aldershot8422157814
6Dover842286214
7Maidenhead United8332128412
8Halifax833265112
9Woking84041213-112
10Boreham Wood83231613311
11Gateshead832396311
12Eastleigh825197211
13Bromley83231110111
14Macclesfield832379-211
15Ebbsfleet81701412210
16Barrow8242119210
17Fylde82421314-110
18Tranmere82337709
19Maidstone United8233811-39
20Hartlepool8224710-38
21Chester714279-27
22Guiseley8125618-125
23Solihull Moors7115715-84
24Torquay8026920-112
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