Match ends, Dover Athletic 3, Sutton United 0.
Dover Athletic 3-0 Sutton United
Dover completed an impressive nine-match unbeaten finish to the National League campaign with victory over Sutton at Crabble.
After winning just one of their first 18 matches, the resurgent Whites finished in a creditable 14th, and led their final match when Stuart Lewis netted from a deflected cross.
Anthony Jeffrey also shot just wide as the hosts demonstrated their increased confidence of recent weeks.
In the second half, substitute Inih Effiong smashed into the top corner following a bustling run to make it safe for Andy Hessenthaler's men 14 minutes from time.
Josh Passley scored a third from the spot at the end - and goalkeeper Mitch Walker recorded a poignant clean-sheet in his final Dover appearance after six years' service.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 27LewisSubstituted forBedfordat 46'minutes
- 14PaveySubstituted forEffiongat 46'minutes
- 30ReasonSubstituted forDanielat 68'minutes
- 25BardenBooked at 33mins
- 34BellikliSubstituted forBaileyat 19'minutes
- 30MasonSubstituted forDeaconat 67'minutes
- 7BolarinwaSubstituted forDobsonat 84'minutes
- Declan Bourne
Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 3, Sutton United 0.
Goal! Dover Athletic 3, Sutton United 0. Josh Passley (Dover Athletic) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Sutton United. James Dobson replaces Tom Bolarinwa.
Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Sutton United 0. Inih Effiong (Dover Athletic).
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Jai Reason.
Substitution, Sutton United. Roarie Deacon replaces Jude Mason.
Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, Sutton United 0.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Joe Bedford replaces Stuart Lewis.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Inih Effiong replaces Alfie Pavey.
First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Sutton United 0.
Jonathan Barden (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Nicky Bailey replaces Neset Bellikli.
Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Sutton United 0. Stuart Lewis (Dover Athletic).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.