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Dover Athletic boss Jake Leberl on relegated side’s 1-0 National League South home win against promotion-chasing Chelmsford City

Jake Leberl is hoping Dover’s win over promotion-chasing Chelmsford on Easter Monday is the start of a positive end to the season.

But he denied the pressure being off his relegated side was a big factor in their home success.

Just 72 hours after a 1-0 National League South derby defeat at Welling confirmed basement boys Dover would go down this season from National League South, teenage midfielder Henry Young got the only goal of the game in Whites’ 1-0 win against their visitors, who remain second.

Dover manager Leberl, who it has been confirmed this week will lead the club in Isthmian Premier next term, said: “I thought the pattern of the game mirrored quite a few of our games, if I’m honest.

“But we managed to take one of our opportunities and kept a clean sheet.

“People might think the pressure was off since we have now been relegated - but I don’t think it was that.

“A few home truths have been said, maybe they should have been said a few weeks ago. But it was a good win.

Relegated Whites stick with boss Leberl

“Hopefully, we can continue that and go into next season with a bit of positivity.”

On the decision to keep Leberl in charge of the club, Whites chairman Jim Parmenter said: “We are delighted that Jake will be with us next season.

“He is passionate about the club and wants us to improve - on and off the pitch.”

Young tapped home at Crabble in the 16th minute against Chelmsford after wideman Roman Charles-Cook had seen his shot blocked.

Leberl was full of praise for the 18-year-old, with Dover taking four points off Chelmsford after a 3-3 draw in Essex.

“What a great lad he is,” he enthused.

“He has got an absolutely brilliant attitude. He’s a good player. Obviously, I brought Freddie (Oliver) in.

“Maybe

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