Boreham Wood v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Away Scorers
27th November 2018 7:45 pm National League 2018-2019 407 Stewart Lewis Effiong (56)

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A SECOND-HALF goal from Inih Effiong handed Whites a crucial three points in their battle to avoid the drop.

The striker bundled home from a few yards as Andy Hessenthaler’s side secured their first National League win on the road this campaign.

Earlier, The first chance came on 15 minutes from Jai Reason.  The midfielder’s first touch and finish were poles part with a wayward volley over the bar.

Neat play between Josh Passley and Jamie Allen ended with Effiong with his back to goal and though the big striker was able to turn, his shot flew wide.

Bobby-Joe Taylor then crashed a volley on the run over and the same player saw a near-post effort well saved by home goalie Ryan Huddart, with play pulled back for a handball by Taylor.

The chances kept coming the way of the visitors and Effiong slung an effort over from the edge of the area following a poor defensive Wood header.

The hosts then almost hit Dover on the counter-attack.

Justin Shaibu raced onto a ball over the top but placed his angled finish too high to trouble visiting keeper Mitch Walker.

Miscontrol by Kevin Lokko let in Shaibu again, but the pacy striker skied his shot from the 20-yards.

Effiong had the chance to open the scoring minutes before the break, but scuffed the ball at the crucial moment after Huddart had punched Passley’s cross to the feet of the attacker.

Striker Effiong was able to make his mark on 54 minutes.

Huddart pushed away Reason’s low curler, but only to the feet of Effiong, who bundled in his fourth National League goal of the season from a couple of yards out to make him joint top scorer for Athletic this season.

Lokko almost doubled the lead but misdirected his header from Taylor’s free-kick.

A love-train corner routine almost handed the home team an equaliser, but sub Josh Umerah headed well wide from Keiran Murtagh.

Walker was then forced into his first save of the game.

White’s number one blocked Ricky Shakes’ strike from point-blank range, before watching Umerah crash the rebound wide from just outside the box.

Replacement Anthony Jeffrey forced Huddart into a low save and the keeper turned away Effiong’s shot amid cries of a penalty for a foul on Bedsente Gomis from the visiting fans.

Jeffrey smashed over late on, but Athletic were able to hold on to move closer to the National League safety zone.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler named the same side for the third consecutive match, with striker Alfie Pavey, signed from fellow National League side Havant & Waterlooville earlier in the week, named as a substitute.

Whites next travel to Eastleigh on Saturday 1st December, kick-off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

BOREHAM WOOD REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Boreham Wood

1Ryan Huddart Goalkeeper
2Danny Woodards 3 Defender
6David Stephens Defender
12Jamal Fyfield Defender
8Tom Champion Midfielder
14Sorba Thomas 11 Midfielder
4Mark Ricketts Midfielder, (c)
10Keiran Murtagh Midfielder
7Ricky Shakes Midfielder
15Gozie Ugwu 9 Forward
20Justin Shaibu Forward
3Femi Ilesanmi 2 Defender Woodards 70'
5Manny Parry Defender
9Josh Umerah 15 Forward Ugwu 60'
11Bradley Ash 14 Forward Thomas 86'
16Connor Smith Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Luke Garrard

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
5Kevin Lokko Defender
28Joshua Debayo Defender 75'
27Stuart Lewis Midfielder
23Bedsente Gomis 18 Midfielder
29Bobby-Joe Taylor 7 Midfielder
30Jai Reason Midfielder 56'
10Jamie Allen 14 Forward
12Inih Effiong Forward 56'
7Anthony Jeffrey 29 Forward Taylor 66'
14Alfie Pavey 10 Forward Allen 71'
15Emmanuel Adebowale  Defender
18Nortei Nortey 23 Midfielder Gomis 79'
31Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
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First Team Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Alan DaleAbigail Marriott
Ashley List
Jack Oxenham

Ground

Meadow Park
56 Broughinge Rd, Borehamwood WD6 5AL, UK