Dorchester Town 1-0 Dover Athletic: Magpies move away from drop zone with three points
Dorchester Town stunned high-flying Dover Athletic as The Magpies moved away from the Blue Square South drop zone with a 1-0 win.
Ashley Nicholls' first-half strike was enough to topple the visitors to The Avenue Stadium. Dover failed to find a goal, and their task was made harder when Danny Webb was shown a red card after picking up two bookings.
Dorchester are up to sixteenth place in the Blue Square South division - remarkably level on 27 points with six other clubs.
After making a bright start, Nicholls connected with a Charlie Clough cross to edge the Magpies ahead after 17 minutes.
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Clough was playing out of position as a striker, but looked comfortable throughout.
Nick Crittenden wasted a great chance to double the home side's advantage, but couldn't capitalise on a mistake by Dover goalkeeper Mitchell Walker.
Dover pushed for an equaliser after the break, and Dorchester's Mark Jermyn was lucky not to be penalised for handball as the last man after he lost his footing.
Webb was shown his marching orders after 73 minutes, with the Magpies able to hang on for the vital three points - their first league win since November.