Dover Athletic suffered the shock result of the day in Blue Square Bet South on Saturday as they lost 5-0 at home to Basingstoke – their first defeat in 12 matches since Chris Kinnear took over as manager.
Basingstoke went in front after just 13 minutes through Manny Williams and then 10 minutes later, a mistake by Ian Simpemba, returning to the Whites line-up after a five-match suspension, gave Simon Dunn the chance to make it 2-0 at half-time.
Third-placed Dover started the second half in much brighter fashion only for a poor clearance from keeper Mitch Walker to present Williams with his second goal after 69 minutes.
Basingstoke then rubbed it in with further goals from Dunn (79 minutes) and Delano Sam-Yorke (88 minutes) to leave the Crabble faithful shell-shocked.
It was just the result Kinnear’s side didn’t want ahead of Tuesday night’s visit to second-placed Salisbury City.
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