Match ends, Salford City 1, Dover Athletic 3.
Salford City 1-3 Dover Athletic
Dennis Politic scored a goal reminiscent of new Salford co-owner David Beckham but Dover fought back to boost their survival hopes with a surprise away win.
Beckham bought a 10% stake in the club last month, joining former Manchester United team-mates Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes as co-owners.
And the 43-year-old was in the stands at the Peninsula Stadium for the first time to see Politic open the scoring in style in the ninth minute.
Beckham scored from the halfway line for United against Wimbledon in 1996 and Politic took a leaf out of his book, producing a 45-yard drive that sailed over goalkeeper Mitch Walker.
Carl Piergianni almost doubled the lead, having a header cleared off the line, but Dover soon turned the game around to move two points above the relegation zone.
Dan McNamara slotted in the equaliser after Chris Neal parried Inih Effiong's shot, Scott Doe headed home Bobby-Joe Taylor's cross in the 59th minute and Jai Reason found the net with a 25-yard effort late on.
Tom Walker hit the crossbar in added time for Salford, who slipped to fifth place in the National League table.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 18WhiteheadBooked at 19mins
- 24LinganziSubstituted forMaynardat 46'minutes
- 6PiergianniBooked at 0mins
- 22PoliticSubstituted forDieseruvweat 78'minutes
- 7GreenSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 65'minutes
- 11WalkerBooked at 0mins
- 20McNamaraBooked at 74mins
- 29TaylorBooked at 77mins
- 30ReasonBooked at 82mins
- 12EffiongSubstituted forPaveyat 79'minutes
- 10AllenBooked at 86minsSubstituted forNorteyat 89'minutes
- 21ModesteSubstituted forJeffreyat 65'minutes
- Declan Bourne
Second Half ends, Salford City 1, Dover Athletic 3.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nortei Nortey replaces Jamie Allen.
Jamie Allen (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Jai Reason (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Salford City 1, Dover Athletic 3. Jai Reason (Dover Athletic).
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Alfie Pavey replaces Inih Effiong.
Substitution, Salford City. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Dennis Politic.
Bobby-Joe Taylor (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Danny McNamara (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Ricky Modeste.
Substitution, Salford City. Danny Lloyd replaces Matt Green.
Goal! Salford City 1, Dover Athletic 2. Scott Doe (Dover Athletic).
Substitution, Salford City. Lois Maynard replaces Amine Linganzi.
Second Half begins Salford City 1, Dover Athletic 1.
First Half ends, Salford City 1, Dover Athletic 1.
Goal! Salford City 1, Dover Athletic 1. Danny McNamara (Dover Athletic).
Danny Whitehead (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Salford City 1, Dover Athletic 0. Dennis Politic (Salford City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.