AFC Fylde v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers
18th August 2018 3:00 pm National League 2018-2019 1,258 Kadell Daniel Rowe (41, 85 pen), Cardle (50), Hardy (90+1)

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DANNY Rowe’s double condemned Whites to a second consecutive defeat at Mill Farm on Saturday.

The National League marksmen fired the Coasters ahead just before the break as Chris Kinnear’s side continued their unwanted record of having lost every meeting against Dave Challinor’s team.

Joe Cardle had doubled the home side’s lead when his cross looped over Walker just after the break and James Hardy rounded things off in injury time, running clear and chipping an onrushing Mitch Walker.

Earlier, Andy Bond was first to strike on target for the home side, with Walker comfortably diving onto his low drive.

And Inih Effiong came close to scoring his first competitive goal for Whites just minutes later.

The striker curled a 20-yard effort goalwards, leaving Fylde keeper Jay Lynch with no choice but the tip the ball over the crossbar.

At the other end, Rowe somehow directed his free header from Cardle’s cross wide.

And Fylde thought they had opened the scoring on 14 minutes.

Neil Byrne headed in Cardle’s accurate centre, only for the linesman to disallow the effort for offside.

Cardle himself then tried his luck, escaping out on the right and dragging his shot wide of the far post as the hosts continued to apply heavy pressure.

But it was dangerman Rowe who opened the scoring on 41 minutes, controlling Lynch’s goal kick and firing past a statuesque Walker in the Dover goal.

Josh Passley prevented the Coasters from doubling their lead on the stroke of half-time, heading Ryan Croasdale’s header off the goalline.

But the lead was eventually doubled just two minutes after the restart in fortuitous circumstances.

Cardle’s cross from the right-hand side looped over Walker’s head and into the back of the net via the upright.

Connor Essam almost pulled one back with his head, but could only find the side-netting from Brundle’s corner.

Rowe then almost grabbed a second, fizzing his set-piece centimetres wide of the woodwork.

And Walker was on hand to fist away Danny Philliskirk’s piledriver following a swift Fylde counter attack.

But the game was over two minutes from time after Diarra clipped substitute Gime Toure in the box, leaving Rowe to slam in his fifth goal of the season from the spot.

And with the visitors pushing forward, Hardy rounded thing off at the end.

Earlier, boss Kinnear named the same starting line-up for a fifth consecutive game.

Whites next host Eastleigh on Saturday 25th August, kick-off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

AFC FYLDE REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

AFC Fylde

1Jay Lynch Goalkeeper 41'
12Luke Burke 16 Defender 40'
15Danny Kane Defender
4Neill Byrne Defender
3Zaine Francis-Angol Defender
6Andy Bond Midfielder, (c)
8Ryan Croasdale Midfielder
7James Hardy Midfielder 90+1'
11Joe Cardle 17 Midfielder 50'
10Danny Philliskirk Forward 90+1'
9Danny Rowe Forward 41', 85 pen'
13Russell Griffiths Goalkeeper
14Ashley Hemmings Midfielder
16Arlen Birch 12 Defender Burke 42'
50'
17Gime Toure 11 Forward Cardle 61'
85'
20Serhat Tasdemir Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Dave Challinor

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
19Tim Schmoll Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
5Kevin Lokko Defender
3Jack Connors 4 Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
23Bedsente Gomis 11 Midfielder
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
10Jamie Allen Forward
12Inih Effiong 7 Forward
4Moussa Diarra 3 Defender Connors 70'
7Anthony Jeffrey 12 Forward Effiong 61'
11Kadell Daniel 23 Forward Gomis 46'
14Loui Fazakerley Defender
16Ejiro Okosieme Defender
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Substitutions
2
3
Goals
4
0
Assists
4
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
0

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Daniel MiddletonAlex Gray
Robert Wainwright
Jon Kenny

Ground

Mill Farm
Coronation Way, Preston PR4, UK