Dover Athletic 0 Boreham Wood 2
Dover's Terry Dixon takes on Boreham
Wood at Crabble on Saturday Picture: Paul Amos
Dover Athletic suffered their third home
defeat in a week - without scoring a goal in any of
them - after a 2-0 defeat to Boreham Wood in front of just 575
fans at Crabble on Saturday.
Terry Dixon replaced James Walker and Michael
Corcoran came in for George Purcell as manager Nicky Forster rang
the changes, with Walker and Danny Green not even in the squad.
Corcoran sent a free-kick straight at Wood
keeper Michael Jordan after Barry Cogan was held back while at
the other end Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz tipped a long-distance shot from
Mauro Vilhete around the post.
The visitors took the lead midway through the
half when skipper David Bryant fired in from close range
after Cogan lost his man from a corner and the hosts failed to
clear, despite having two bites at the cherry.
Cogan almost made amends at the other end soon
after but saw his free-kick flick off the head of a Wood defender
with Jordan making a good save.
After the break Ed Harris made a good block to
prevent the visitors extending their lead before Cogan headed wide
from a Dixon cross, and another Dixon centre was diverted
off-target by Billy Bricknell at the back post.
Jaimez-Ruiz denied Omer Riza's fierce strike
before Jemal Johnson fired wide of the target with Dixon standing
unmarked at the back post.
The clincher arrived two minutes from time
when the Dover defence disappeared and Riza was given far too much
time and space to volley home after Jaimez-Ruiz had blocked his
Bricknell saw a late shot saved by Jordan before the end but the
final whistle left Dover sixth, four points outside the final
play-off berth, but level on points with seventh-placed Basingstoke
who have a game in hand.
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