2017-18 English National League, Regular Season
  • Ryan Bird (57' PEN)
  • Rhys Healey (60')
  • Elliott Romain (90'+2')

Ryan Bird effort enough as Dover edge nine-man Torquay

Dover Athletic moved to within a point of the Vanarama National League play-off places after a 1-0 win over nine-man Torquay United.
Rhys Healey had the first real opportunity of the game after 22 minutes when he cut inside from the right but Mitchell Walker got down low to make the save.
Anthony Jeffrey came inches from giving Dover the lead 10 minutes into the second half when he cut inside from the left and beat Ryan Clarke - but his shot came back off the post.
But just a minute later Dover were ahead. Connor Lemonheigh-Evans was penalised for handball and Ryan Bird converted from the spot.
Torquay were then reduced to 10 men when Healey was shown a second yellow card for catching Connor Essam and in stoppage time they were reduced to nine when Elliott Romain was given a straight red card for a foul on Giancarlo Gallifuoco.

English National League Standings