RESULT:  Dover 2 Southport 2

Dover got off to a great start on Saturday afternoon against Sandgrounders in the Vanarama Conference. With just 12 minutes on the clock Dover’s Sean Raggett netted with a header to the top right keepers corner (Assisted by Barry Cogan).  HT Dover 1 Southport 0

Richard Brodie levelled the match for Southport on 69 minutes with a  right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the net.  Dover 1 Southport 1

Two minutes later Dan Holman put Dover back in front with a right footed shot from the right side of the six straight through the centre of the goal.  Dover 2 Southport 1

Just two more minutes gone and up pops Paul Rutherford with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner of the net.  Dover 2 Southport 2

 FULL TIME SCORE:  Dover 2 Southport 2


Dover Athletic

01 Walker 29 Essam 16 Sterling 06 Orlu 15 Francis 05 Raggett 17 Deverdics 28 Taiwo 26 Holman 11 Cogan 10 Murphy


03 Wynter 04 Kinnear 07 Modeste 21 Mekki 31 Poole


01 Lloyd-Weston 20 Smith 06 Foster Booked 05 Collins 03 Fitzpatrick 09 Thompson 08

George 14 Joyce 16 Rutherford 10 Brodie 23 Donnelly


04 Kay 15 Connor 17 Almond 24 Beesley 27 McCarthy

Ref: Dean Treleaven

Southport with no ambition or investment remain hovering just above relegation.

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