Match ends, Dover Athletic 2, FC Halifax Town 1.
Dover Athletic 2-1 FC Halifax Town
Dover's hopes of National League survival received a huge boost with a 2-1 win over Halifax.
The hosts were ahead in the 25th minute when a fine passing move ended with Jai Reason setting up Alfie Pavey for a simple side-foot finish.
Dover's second goal was rather more fortuitous as Anthony Jeffrey found the net with what appeared to be a misplaced cross just after the hour mark.
Town were gifted a route back into the game just minutes later when Dover failed to deal with a long ball, allowing Matty Kosylo to pounce and loop a header over Lee Worgan.
But the Shaymen rarely threatened to complete the comeback and the win gives Dover a five-point cushion over the bottom four.
Match report supplied by Press Association.
- 10AllenSubstituted forNorteyat 87'minutes
- 14PaveySubstituted forEffiongat 80'minutes
- 7JeffreySubstituted forDoeat 87'minutes
- 31MaherBooked at 17mins
- 7KosyloBooked at 25mins
- 5BrownBooked at 88mins
- 37QuigleySubstituted forDukuat 68'minutes
- 18BerrettSubstituted forat 84'minutes
- Carl Brook
Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, FC Halifax Town 1.
Matty Brown (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nortei Nortey replaces Jamie Allen.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Scott Doe replaces Anthony Jeffrey.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Ryan Gondoh replaces James Berrett.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Inih Effiong replaces Alfie Pavey.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Immanuelson Duku replaces Scott Quigley.
Goal! Dover Athletic 2, FC Halifax Town 1. Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town).
Goal! Dover Athletic 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Anthony Jeffrey (Dover Athletic).
Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, FC Halifax Town 0.
Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Dover Athletic 1, FC Halifax Town 0. Alfie Pavey (Dover Athletic).
Niall Maher (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.