Sep 8 2012 By Matt Lewis
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Dover Athletic 0-1 Hayes & Yeading
TOBI Joseph’s second-half winner saw Hayes & Yeading take home maximum points from their trip to Dover this afternoon.
Joseph struck mid-way through the second period against the Whites to give the visitors a much-needed win after their disappointing defeat at Havant & Waterlooville on Tuesday night.
James Beasant continued in goal following Matt Ingram’s return to Wycombe Wanderers last week after his parent club activated the recall option in his contract.
However, there was some good news for Hayes & Yeading fans Calum Butcher made his first start for the club since joining from Danish First Division side FC Hjørring.
Dover started brightly and were denied an early lead by the woodwork when Ian Simpemba won a knockdown from a free-kick to set up Ben May but the Whites man’s effort struck the post.
United boss Nas Bashir was forced into an early rethink as John Goddard replaced Jerome Anderson with seven minutes of the first-half remaining and the score still goalless.
Hayes & Yeading came out determined after the interval and Tom Cadmore went close with a strike from the edge of the box after the visitors had latched onto a misplaced pass.
United’s record appearance holder was really in the mood and had another go from distance minutes later, however he was again unable to hit the target.
The pressure told on 70 minutes when a long ball from the defence found its way to the lively Joseph and the Hayes & Yeading forward did the rest to give his side the lead.
Keen to hold onto the three points, Bashir swapped Kudus Oyenuga for full-back Dan Spence and United defended stubbornly to keep a clean sheet and pick up the victory.
Hayes & Yeading: Beasant, Butcher, Wishart, Pele, Cadmore, Cox, Bentley, Anderson (Goddard), Williams, Joseph, Oyenuga (Spence).
Subs (not used): Legg, Kalama, McLean.