DEAL TOWN 1-5 DOVER
JAMIE Allen, Mitch Brundle, Inih Effiong (Pictured) and a triallist were all on the scoresheet as Whites started their pre-season schedule with a comfortable win at The Charles Ground.
But it was the hosts who were almost ahead within minutes of the kick off, with visiting keeper Mitch Walker forced to make a flying save to tip an accurate header around the post.
Forward Tobi-Sho Silva went close on two occasions. Firstly heading over from close range and then was inches from connecting to Brundle’s dangerous cross-cum-shot.
Connor Essam was then denied by the linesman flag after nodding in Kadell Daniel’s pin-point free kick, however Dover were not be be kept out for long.
Ten minutes before the break, Allen’s clever anticipation saw the striker run through and lob over a helpless Deal Town keeper.
Captain Brundle then doubled Dover’s lead just before half time, collecting a pass and firing low into the bottom corner.
Manager Chris Kinnear opted to make nine changes at the break and two of the substitutes played a big part in Athletic’s third goal of the evening.
Loui Fazakerley trickery was too much for the home defence, who fouled the defender in the area, allowing recent signing Effiong to slam in his first goal for Dover from twelves yards.
The hosts pulled one back midway through the half, a fine header evading the clutching grasp of Chris Lewington.
However Whites’ three-goal cushion was restored within seconds as a Triallist tapped in.
Fazakerley then went close with a rasping drive, but the scoring was completed late on when a triallist deftly lobbed the home stopper.
Dover next travel to Hythe Town on Monday 9th July, kick off 7:45pm.
WHITES XI – First half: Walker, Essam, Okosieme, Passley, Lokko, Triallist, Allen, Brundle, Sho-Silva, Daniel, Triallist.
WHITES XI – Second half: Lewington, Essam, Okosieme, Adebowale, Triallist, Fazakerley, Triallist, Triallist, Effiong, Triallist, Triallist.
DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION
|Date||Time||League||Season||Full Time||Man of the Match|
|3rd July 2018||6:21 pm||Pre-Season Friendly||2018-2019||90'||Inih Effiong|
|Charles Sports Ground|
|42 Charles Rd, Deal CT14 9AT, UK|