Bromley v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers
17th October 2017 7:45 pm The FA Cup 2017-2018 828 Kadell Daniel Rees (70), Mekki (73), Dennis (90+2)

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WHITES were sent crashing out of the FA Cup after conceding three second-half goals at Hayes Lane on Tuesday evening.

Two quick-fire strikes from Josh Rees and Adam Mekki had the hosts in control and sub Louis Dennis slotted home in injury time to seal the win.

Chris Kinnear’s men were dealt a further blow as Giancarlo Gallifuoco and Josh Passley were forced off at half-time with injuries.

Both sides went on the attack early on, but shots from Nortei Nortey and Mekki were straight at their opposition goalkeepers.

Connor Essam’s through-ball then released Mitch Pinnock, but the midfielder blasted over when bearing down on goal.

Kadell Daniel picked out Mitch Brundle in the area, but the skipper’s first-time volley flew over both home keeper David Gregory and the crossbar.

Daniel then tried to score himself, smashing a spectacular overhead kick wide of the post.

Boss Kinnear was forced into a half-time change following an unfortunate injury to Gallifuoco.

The Australian bravely stooped low to head the ball in the Bromley box but suffered a concussion after colliding with an opponent.

Passley was also withdrawn prior to the restart, with Loui Fazakerley and Kane Richards introduced to the action as Whites opted for a more attacking formation after the break.

And the changes almost had an immediate impact as Pinnock’s low drive glided past the wrong side of the post.

Mekki went close with two headers.  Firstly nodding over Luke Wanadio’s cross and then glancing straight into the arms of Mitch Walker.

Ryan Bird was on hand to clear Jack Holland’s bullet header off the line as Bromley forced a number of corners.

And the home side did not have to wait much longer to make a set piece count.

Frankie Sutherland’s 70th-minute corner was directed into the top corner by Rees, in-spite of visiting stopper Walker’s best efforts to keep the ball out.

Mekki grabbed his side’s second three minutes later, latching onto Holland’s pass and after evading Connor Essam’s challenge, curled in off the crossbar.

Bird headed Pinnock’s free-kick at Gregory and with time running out, Neil Smith’s side sealed the win thanks to substitute Dennis.

The attacker exchanged passes with Rees and slotted past Walker to confirm their first-round tie at League One Rochdale next month

Earlier manager Kinnear named an unchanged line-up from Saturday’s match.

Dover are back to league action on Saturday 21st October with Maidenhead United the visitors to Crabble. Kick off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC

MATCH GALLERY

Bromley

1David Gregory Goalkeeper
2Alan Dunne 12 Defender
19Roger Johnson 10 Defender
15Daniel Johnson Defender
16Tyrone Sterling Defender
14Jordan Higgs Midfielder
8Frankie Raymond Defender 70'
11Adam Mekki Midfielder 73'
17Luke Wanadio 7 Midfielder
4Josh Rees Midfielder 70'
90+2'
84'
6Jack Holland Defender, (c) 73'
7Iffy Allen 17 Midfielder Wanadio 90'
10Louis Dennis 19 Midfielder Johnson 77'
90+2'
12Ben Wynter 2 Defender Dunne 85'
13Santi Tulian Goalkeeper
20Aiden Enver Midfielder
22Tahjae Anderson Forward
27Guy Baskerville Defender
  3 3 3 1

First Team Manager: Neil Smith

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley 12 Defender 42'
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco 7 Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
5Manny Parry Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 59'
18Nortei Nortey 27 Midfielder
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward
23Kadell Daniel Forward
17Ryan Bird Forward
7Kane Richards 4 Forward Gallifuoco 46'
76'
10Jamie Allen Forward
12Loui Fazakerley 2 Defender Passley 46'
15Emmanuel Adebowale  Defender
16Ejiro Okosieme Defender
24Chris Lewington Goalkeeper
27Aziz Deen-Conteh 18 Defender Nortey 83'
  3 3

First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Gary ParsonsAnthony Pope
Dave Bushell
Craig Kissi

Ground

Hayes Lane
95 Hayes Ln, Bromley, Greater London BR2 9EG, UK