Published: 00:00, 18 April 2002
Chester 3 Dover Athletic 0
DOVER'S nine-year stay in the Conference came to an end on Saturday after defeat at Chester confirmed that Clive Walker's side would be relegated.
This lastest display epitomised Dover's season, with some poor defending, reasonable build-up play, and toothless finishing.
Whites got off to a terrible start when they fell behind after just 90 seconds when David Brown scored after Dover failed to clear a corner. Leon Kelly, who along with 'keeper Paul Hyde was Dover's best player, then went close twice before Hyde saved his side with a superb stop from Richard Peacock.
Chester became the more dominant force in the second half and went 2-0 up after 67 minutes through Gary Brabin, and the same player then completed Whites' misery with Chester's third goal in injury time.