Aldershot Town v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Away Scorers
9th September 2017 3:00 pm National League 2017-2018 1,862 Giancarlo Gallifuoco Gallifuoco (35), Daniel (65)

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DOVER rose into first place on the National League ladder with a 2-0 win at Aldershot on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

A header from Giancarlo Gallifuoco and a wonderful solo goal from substitute Kadell Daniel saw Athletic win at the EBB Stadium for the first time.

The home side started brightly and Connor Essam had to be alert to cut out Jim Kellerman’s early cross.

The midfielder would have then been clear on goal from Matt McClure’s clever pass, but the ball eluded his outstretched leg.

The pressure continued and Mitch Brundle was brave in blocking Jake Gallagher’s first time shot from Scott Rendell’s lay-off.

The match’s first effort on target came via Manny Parry for the visitors, but his header from Gallifuoco’s cross lacked the power needed to beat Jake Cole.

But Dover did beat the home keeper in the 35th minute.

A short corner from Brundle found Nortei Nortey and the midfielder’s floated ball into the area was powered home by Australian Gallifuoco.

McClure cut in and fired at Mitch Walker from an angle and Jamie Allen produced a similar effort at the other end as half-time loomed.

Dover started strongly following the break, Allen fired over after controlling Brundle’s cross-field pass and the Whites skipper then sent Josh Passley clear, but the right-back miscontrolled the ball.

Mitch Walker produced a stunning save to prevent James Rowe from finding the top corner and that save proved crucial as the visitors doubled their lead on 65 minutes.

Daniel, who had entered the fray four minutes earlier, picked the ball up on the half-way line and ran towards the box before firing a low left-footed effort across Cole and into the net.

The winger then stung the palms of the home stopper with a fierce angled drive.

Sub Fabien Robert was found in space by a smart threaded pass, but Walker was out quickly to block his effort.

The visiting stopper also caught McClure’s late effort as Whites held on to record back-to-back victories.

Earlier, Kinnear named the same side that started last Saturday’s match at Tranmere Rovers. Chris Lewington replaced Aziz Deen-Conteh on the bench.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

ALDERSHOT TOWN REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Aldershot Town

1Jake Cole Goalkeeper
3Cheye Alexander Defender
22Callum Reynolds Defender, (c)
21George Fowler 23 Defender
20Chris Arthur 24 Midfielder
16Jake Gallagher 26 Midfielder
19Adam McDonnell Midfielder
17Jim Kellerman Midfielder
18James Rowe Midfielder
10Matt McClure Forward
9Scott Rendell Forward
23Luca Wrightman 21 Defender Fowler 84'
24Matt Bozier 20 Defender Arthur 84'
25Mark Smith Goalkeeper
26Fabien Robert 16 Midfielder Gallagher 53'
30Eoin Kirwan Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Gary Waddock

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender 35'
6Connor Essam Defender
5Manny Parry Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder 35'
11Mitchell Pinnock 23 Forward 56'
10Jamie Allen 12 Forward 71'
17Ryan Bird 9 Forward
7Kane Richards Forward
9Tobi Sho-Silva 17 Forward Bird 63'
12Loui Fazakerley 10 Defender Allen 77'
23Kadell Daniel 11 Forward Pinnock 61'
65'
24Chris Lewington Goalkeeper
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Alan YoungGareth Viccars
Matthew Smith
Andy Bennett

Ground

The EBB Stadium
High Street, Aldershot GU11 1TW, United Kingdom