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Dover Athletic 3-4 Maidenhead United

Jake Cassidy scored twice as Maidenhead edged a seven-goal thriller against Dover at the Crabble.

The home side made a flying start, with youngster Ruel Sotiriou - on loan from Leyton Orient - heading home from a free-kick in the fourth minute.

But their joy was short-lived as Maidenhead equalised six minutes later, striker Cassidy finding the bottom corner with a low shot.

The early goals continued as Dover regained the lead in the 14th minute through Sotiriou's well-taken strike.

Ryan Upward brought the visitors level for the second time as he fired a superb shot past Yusuf Mersin, and they were in front before half-time when Cassidy made the most of a defensive error and slotted in.

A sixth goal arrived early in the second half as Joseph Ellul increased Maidenhead's lead, but Dover got it back to 4-3 when Paul Rooney scored after 67 minutes.

James Akintunde and Josh Kelly came close to adding to the Magpies' lead before Dover were awarded a penalty for a foul on Ricky Modeste.

Chris Dunn saved Sotiriou's spot-kick to preserve Maidenhead's victory, while Ellul was sent off at the death for a second yellow card.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Dover

  • 1Mersin
  • 26Simpson
  • 4Doe
  • 8Woods
  • 3Taylor
  • 16Rooney
  • 11MunnsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forL'Ghoulat 59'minutes
  • 18GobernSubstituted forModesteat 58'minutes
  • 7Reason
  • 24Sotiriou
  • 9EffiongSubstituted forJeffreyat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6De Havilland
  • 10L'Ghoul
  • 12Modeste
  • 21Jeffrey
  • 23Ratti

Maidenhead United

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Clerima
  • 3Steer
  • 19Upward
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forGrantat 79'minutes
  • 4EllulBooked at 90mins
  • 16Sheckleford
  • 28Smile
  • 9Cassidy
  • 10Kelly
  • 18AkintundeSubstituted forSekajjaat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Grant
  • 11Mensah
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 27Sekajja
Referee:
Lloyd Wood
Attendance:
687

Live Text

Match ends, Dover Athletic 3, Maidenhead United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 3, Maidenhead United 4.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Joe Ellul (Maidenhead United) for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidenhead United. Freddie Grant replaces Aron Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidenhead United. Ibra Sekajja replaces James Akintunde.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 3, Maidenhead United 4. Paul Rooney (Dover Athletic).

Booking

Joe Ellul (Maidenhead United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Inih Effiong.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nassim L'Ghoul replaces Jack Munns.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ricky Modeste replaces Oscar Gobern.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Maidenhead United 4. Joe Ellul (Maidenhead United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Dover Athletic 2, Maidenhead United 3.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dover Athletic 2, Maidenhead United 3.

Booking

Jack Munns (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Maidenhead United 3. Jake Cassidy (Maidenhead United).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Maidenhead United 2. Ryan Upward (Maidenhead United).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Maidenhead United 1. Ruel Sotiriou (Dover Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Maidenhead United 1. Jake Cassidy (Maidenhead United).

Goal!

Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Maidenhead United 0. Ruel Sotiriou (Dover Athletic).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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2Solihull Moors23124737231440
3Bromley23117540291140
4Woking2310853529638
5Halifax2311573228438
6Yeovil22114737271037
7Harrogate2310763530537
8Torquay2310494136534
9Notts County238873527832
10Hartlepool238873632432
11Eastleigh228862929032
12Dover229582930-132
13Stockport239592636-1032
14Boreham Wood238783328531
15Barnet238783432231
16Dag & Red238692930-130
17Maidenhead United2384113030028
18Fylde227692836-827
19Aldershot2375112433-926
20Sutton United2257102229-722
21Chesterfield2257102941-1222
22Wrexham2248102533-820
23Chorley2331192039-1920
24Ebbsfleet2347123346-1319
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