|Date||Time||League||Season||Attendance||Dover Star Player||Home Scorers||Red Cards|
|25th January 2020||3:00 pm||National League||2019-2020||1,113||Shadrach Ogie||Lokko (15), Ogie (51)||Lyons-Foster (69)|
A goal in each half saw Athletic move to within three points of the play-offs following a home win against ten-man Shots on Saturday.
Kevin Lokko headed Andy Hessenthaler’s men in front on the quarter-hour mark and Shadrach Ogie, making his home debut since signing on loan from League Two side Leyton Orient earlier this month, scored a stunning solo effort shortly after the restart.
Kodi Lyons-Foster saw red after receiving his second yellow card following a foul on Michael Woods on the edge of the area as Whites extended their current unbeaten run to three matches league.
Athletic almost took an early lead when Inih Effiong pounced on a defensive howler, only to fire over with only visiting keeper Mitch Walker to beat.
However, the home fans did not have to wait long to see their side take the lead.
Jai Reason, back in the starting line-up since the New Year’s defeat at Bromley, floated in a free-kick for Kevin Lokko to stoop low and head home at the far post.
Midfielder Reason then nearly set up Ogie, only for Walker to save the 18-year-old loanee’s save from the edge of the box.
Man-of-the-match Ogie then lit up a game of few chances shortly after the restart as Whites extended their lead.
The left-back, after picking the ball up in his own half, made a beeline for the penalty area, before slotting the ball past Walker and running off to celebrate in front of the home supporters.
Home keeper Yusuf Mersin dived low to palm away Connor Shields’ stinging drive and Aldershot’s quest to get themselves back in the game was made harder when Lyons-Foster, already yellow-carded in the first-half, was given his marching orders after taking down Woods just outside the Shots penalty area.
Lewis Walker headed straight into Mersin’s arms and at the other end, with the clock ticking down, substitute Ade Yusuff fired into the side netting when through on goal.
Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made two changes to the side that started at Notts County last week, with Mersin and Reason coming in for Lee Worgan and Ricky Modeste, who were both injured.
Whites next travel to FC Halifax Town on Tuesday 28th January, kick off 7:45 pm.
DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION
ALDERSHOT TOWN REACTION
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|Referee||Referee's Assistants||Fourth Official|
|Samuel Barrott||Aurel Onita|
|Crabble Athletic Ground|
|40 Crabble Rd, Dover, Kent CT17 0QJ, UK|