Andy Hessenthaler has urged Dover Athletic fans to stay behind the team amid its efforts to evade relegation from the National League, Kent Online report.

Nerves understandably loomed over Crabble during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Boreham Wood on the back of a third stoppage-time defeat since the start of February in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Hartlepool.

Late drama threatened to hurt Dover again when goalkeeper Lee Worgan watched a header loop onto his crossbar in the dying minutes of the game.

“They’ve had a tough time,” Hessenthaler admitted.

“They were there with us when we only had seven points and we’ve now got 40 to give ourselves a fighting chance, they probably didn’t think we could do that.

“They looked a bit nervous and I get that but they’re good fans and they’ll stick with us.

“Get right behind us,” Hessenthaler added in a message to the Dover faithful.

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