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Dover Athletic 2 Wrexham 0 Vanarama Conference match report

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Dover moved up four places to eighth in Vanarama Conference to leave boss Chris Kinnear’s side just three points out of the play-off places after a 2-0 win against Wrexham at Crabble on Tuesday.

First half goals from Tom Murphy and Sean Raggett secured Dover’s third consecutive win and extended Whites unbeaten league run to 13 games.

minute when he was first to reach Dover goalkeeper Andy Rafferty’s goalkick after everyone missed it and he slotted home past Andy Coughlin in the Wrexham goal.Murphy opened the scoring in the 12

It was Murphy’s eighth goal of the season and his fifth in six games.

Tom Murphy, left, and Sean Raggett, right, celebrate with the Dover fans at Crabble
Tom Murphy, left, and Sean Raggett, right, celebrate with the Dover fans at Crabble

minute after Coughlin’s poor punch from Liam Bellamy’s cross landed invitingly for the big defender.Raggett doubled the lead with a sensational half-volley from 18 yards in the 35

Wrexham pressed after half-time and they really should have scored 10 minutes in through Mark Carrington.

The midfielder had an open goal at his mercy but somehow managed to put his shot wide when it would have been easier to score.

Murphy then went agonisingly close to grabbing his second after his shot came back off the post with Coughlin well beaten.

Stefan Payne did find the back of net with two minutes to go before he was ruled offside while substitute Ricky Modeste also saw his shot well saved by Coughlin just before the final whistle.

: DoverRafferty, Francis, Raggett, Orlu, Essam, Bellamy, Cogan (Modeste 82mins), Deverdics (Wynter 58mins), Sterling, Murphy, Payne (Reid 88mins). Subs not used: Taiwo, Mekki.

Attendance: 793.

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