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Dover Athletic 2 Woking 1 Vanarama Conference match report

Striker Stefan Payne scored twice as Dover came from behind to beat Woking 2-1 at Crabble and remain just six points off the Vanarama Conference play-offs with three games to go.

minute penalty, after missing one in the 1-1 draw at Wrexham last Tuesday.And Payne showed plenty of character to score the winner, slotting an 89

The game looked set to finish 1-1 when Ricky Modeste burst into the area before being sent crashing by Brian Saah.

Saah was shown red and Payne kept his composure to beat Woking goalkeeper Michael Crowe to secure the three points and keep his side ninth.

The defeat sees Woking drop from fifth to seventh.

Stefan Payne scored twice
Stefan Payne scored twice

minute before Payne equalised four minutes after half-time after he headed Nicky Deverdics’ shot past Crowe.Yemi Odubade opened the scoring for Woking in the 37

Veteran winger Kevin Betsy, 37, who looked a constant threat, was the architect as Woking opened the scoring.

He beat Connor Essam and saw his shot parried by Dover goalkeeper Mitch Walker before the ball fell invitingly for Odubade to tap in.

.Earlier, Walker was called into action for the first time in the ninth minute, catching Betsy’s cross with ease after he’d skipped past Essam

minute.Defender Sean Francis forced Crowe into his first save of the day after he flicked on Deverdics’ free-kick in the 27

Crowe then produced a stunning save to tip over Essam’s header from another Deverdics free-kick four minutes later.

Tom Murphy then saw his effort well saved by Crowe just before half-time.

Walker, Essam, Orlu, Francis, Raggett, Sterling, Modeste, Deverdics, Taiwo, Murphy (Wynter 92mins), Payne. Subs not used: Cogan, Bellamy, Poole, Kinnear jnrDover:


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