Dover march on, as Oystermen win again

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A late strike by James Walker helped Dover beat Chelmsford City 2-1 on Tuesday night, boosting their outside chances of a play-off place.

Billy Bricknell scored with a low shot from the edge of the area after half an hour to give the Whites a 1-0 lead at the break.

Cliff Akurang headed an equaliser on the hour and City then had an effort ruled out for offside, before Walker struck the winner with three minutes of normal time remaining.

The result means Dover remain sixth, but the gap to the fifth and final play-off place, now occupied by Chelmsford, is down to eight points.

Tonbridge Angels moved up to 12th with an impressive 2-0 win at Basingstoke.

The Angels were superior in every department in the first half and took a 13th minute lead when Frannie Collin scored from the penalty spot.

Collin added a second just as Basingstoke were threatening to get back into the game on 71 minutes and the Angels controlled the rest of the match.

In the Ryman League Chatham Town recorded their third consecutive win the North Division, beating Great Wakering Rovers 1-0 at Maidstone Road.

Whitstable also notched up a third consecutive win in the South Division, beating Godalming 2-1.

The game kicked off at 8.20pm after the visitors were delayed by traffic congestion and they looked sluggish as Whitstable’s Dane Luchford shot his side in front of 34 minutes after a clever run by Scott Heard.

Godalming’s Jamie McClurg equalised on 70 minutes but in the first minute of stoppage time Heard split the visitors’ defence and Stuart Vahid scored the winner, moving Whitstable up to 16th.

In the Kent League Tunbridge Wells thrashed Canterbury City 6-1 at Winch’s Field, having trailed 1-0 at the break to a Jake Gess goal on 34 minutes.

Nick Nowotny equalised on 53 minutes before Tom Davey, Carl Cornell (2), Jack Harris and Charlie Ottway all hit the target to move the Wells up to fourth.

In the Premier Division Cup VCD’s Maichael McKenna scored in the last minute to give the Vickers a 1-0 lead over Herne Bay at the end of the semi-final first leg.

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