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Dover Athletic 3-0 Braintree Town

Dover moved four points clear of the relegation zone with a hard-fought victory over 10-man bottom side Braintree.

The visitors got off to the worst possible start when Ricky Gabriel was dismissed in the fifth minute after a clash with Alfie Pavey, who put Dover ahead soon afterwards.

Danny Searle's 10 men rallied dramatically in the second half as Cameron James hit the bar and Korrey Henry had a penalty saved by Lee Worgan.

Dover finally found some rhythm and Jai Reason doubled their lead with a looping header from Mitch Brundle's ball in the 57th minute.

Brundle then headed in the third after a fine 70-yard run and pinpoint cross by Ricky Modeste.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 31Worgan
  • 23Gomis
  • 29Taylor
  • 5LokkoBooked at 46mins
  • 8Brundle
  • 27Lewis
  • 21ModesteSubstituted forNorteyat 81'minutes
  • 26Doe
  • 10AllenSubstituted forJeffreyat 73'minutes
  • 30Reason
  • 14PaveySubstituted forEffiongat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Jeffrey
  • 12Effiong
  • 18Nortey
  • 20McNamara
  • 28Debayo

Braintree

  • 21Killip
  • 4EleftheriouSubstituted forMatsuzakaat 77'minutes
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 26GabrielBooked at 5mins
  • 5Borg
  • 35AllenSubstituted forAllenat 82'minutes
  • 15Osborne
  • 27Sagaf
  • 9Henry
  • 28James
  • 24MortonBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 10Richards
  • 25Matsuzaka
  • 34Blackmore
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
1,053

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 3, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 3, Braintree Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nortei Nortey replaces Ricky Modeste.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Matsuzaka replaces Andrew Eleftheriou.

Booking

Callum Morton (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Jamie Allen.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 3, Braintree Town 0. Mitch Brundle (Dover Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Inih Effiong replaces Alfie Pavey.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Braintree Town 0. Jai Reason (Dover Athletic).

Booking

Kevin Lokko (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, Braintree Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Braintree Town 0.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Braintree Town 0. Alfie Pavey (Dover Athletic).

Dismissal

Ricky Gabriel (Braintree Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wrexham36209745252069
2Solihull Moors35207859312867
3Leyton Orient341810655253064
4Fylde351712658292963
5Salford35179959382160
6Gateshead361781146331359
7Eastleigh35177114443158
8Harrogate34169963451857
9Sutton United35151284438657
10Ebbsfleet3614101247351252
11Bromley35138144849-147
12Barrow351210133538-346
13Hartlepool361112134247-545
14Dag & Red35127164043-343
15Halifax35916102832-443
16Boreham Wood351012133644-842
17Barnet31117133138-740
18Maidenhead United35124193757-2040
19Chesterfield35815123339-639
20Dover36109174054-1439
21Havant & Waterlooville36811174964-1535
22Aldershot3588192756-2932
23Maidstone United3575232862-3426
24Braintree3567223261-2925
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