AFC Fylde v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
24th February 2018 3:00 pm National League 2017-2018 1,622 Giancarlo Gallifuoco Rowe (69), Tasdemir (77), Hardy (90) Pinnock (57)

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WHITES fell out of the play-off places after the Coasters completed a league double against Chris Kinnear’s side at a cold and windy Mill Farm on Saturday.

Mitch Pinnock fired the visitors ahead from close range after the break, but a leveller from Danny Rowe and further strikes from substitutes Serhat Tasmedir and Jason Hardy moved Fylde above Dover in the standings.

Mitch Walker had to be on his toes early in the match to deny Rowe. The National league top scorer latched onto Sam Finley’s pass, but Dover’s stopper blocked the striker’s shot with his body.

A rampaging run from Jordan Tunnicliffe almost ended with Jack Muldoon putting the hosts ahead, but Walker was out quickly once again to smother the ball.

And Athletic’s number one was needed once again to deny the Coasters twice more.

Walker was forced to beat away Jason Taylor’s fierce strike following a Fylde corner and then minutes later, held onto Rowe’s angled drive.

Pinnock collected Ryan Bird’s pass and blasted straight down the throat of Lynch with Dover’s first meaningful attack of the half.

But the best chance of the half occurred at the other end of the pitch.

Finley’s pass found Henry Jones in space a mere few yards from goal, but the midfielder could only stab over the bar.

Fylde skipper Finley then went for the jugular himself, running and dispatching a deflected shot which Walker held comfortably,

Bird then almost gave the visitors a half time lead. The striker struck Ade Azeez’ pass into the area inches wide of Lynch’s far post.

But Dover converted their next chance when it arrived after the break.

Josh Passley escaped down the right and crossed for Azeez to head into the path of the onrushing Pinnock to blast his side in front.

Simon Grand headed against the bar via the face of Walker as the home side pushed for an equaliser.

And parity was indeed restored minutes later through their danger man Rowe.

The forward, who scored the winner at Crabble when the two sides met in November, turned his markers on the edge of the box and arrowed his 19th goal of the season into the bottom corner.

Eight minutes later the turnaround was complete via Tasmedir.

The substitute collected Finley’s pass outside the area and crashed a shot past a helpless Walker.

Bird headed Tunnicliffe’s goalbound effort off the line, but the points were wrapped up in injury time through another Fylde substitute.

Rowe released Tasdemir, and though the midfielder’s curling shot hit the post, hardy followed up to lift the ball into the roof of the net after rounding a defender.

Dover next host Leyton Orient in the league on Saturday 3rd March. Kick off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

AFC FYLDE REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

AFC Fylde

13Jay Lynch Goalkeeper
6Andy Bond Midfielder
15Simon Grand Defender
5Jordan Tunnicliffe Defender
3Zaine Francis-Angol Defender
12Jason Taylor 7 Defender
2Lewis Montrose Midfielder 69'
8Sam Finley Midfielder, (c)
27Henry Jones 20 Midfielder
11Jack Muldoon Forward
9Danny Rowe Forward 69'
7James Hardy 12 Midfielder Taylor 65'
90'
77'
17Matt Blinkhorn Forward
18Jonny Smith Midfielder
20Serhat Tasdemir 27 Midfielder Jones 73'
77'
90'
22Luke Burke Defender
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First Team Manager: Dave Challinor

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley 16 Defender
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
5Manny Parry 26 Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender 33'
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
28Liam Bellamy Midfielder
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward 57'
17Ryan Bird Forward
30Ade Azeez 23 Forward 57'
16Ejiro Okosieme 2 Defender Passley 75'
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
23Kadell Daniel 30 Forward Azeez 82'
25Anthony Jeffrey Forward
26Kevin Lokko 5 Defender Parry 77'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Peter WrightBradley Hall
Dale Baines
Ben Atkinson

Ground

Mill Farm
Coronation Way, Preston PR4, UK

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