Dover Athletic v AFC Fylde

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Away Scorers
25th November 2017 3:00 pm National League 2017-2018 2,860 Femi Ilesanmi Rowe (78)

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WHITES’ title bid was dealt a blow following a single-goal loss to AFC Fylde at Crabble on Saturday.

Danny Rowe, currently top of the National League goalscorer charts, stunned a season-high home crowd of 2,860 – in attendance for the club’s second Community Day of the season, with a goal twelve minutes from the end.

The striker fired his eleventh of the campaign past Mitch Walker after capitalising on Manny Parry’s mistake as Chris Kinnear’s men slipped to a second consecutive defeat

Whites made a bright start and Zaine Francis-Angol nipped in ahead of James Alabi with the loanee waiting to pounce on Mitch Pinnock’s cross. Ryan Bird then headed straight at visiting keeper Jay Lynch from Pinnock’s accurate cross.

Andy Bond fired an effort straight at Walker and Dover’s stopper was able to grab onto Rowe’s low drive after evading a couple of challenges in the area.

Giancarlo Gallifuoco headed Mitch Brundle’s cross directly at Lynch and the Australian defender had another chance before the break but nodded his skipper’s back-post corner harmlessly over when well-placed.

After the break, Walker dived to block Bond’s piledriver, with the home stopper agile enough to catch Sam Finley’s rebound.

The hosts pressed for a winner but were unable to find a way past Lynch as the goalkeeper made a succession of impressive saves.

The goalkeeper tipped away Bird’s flicked header with Gallifuoco unable to head the rebound on target.

Then, an already diving Lynch lifted a glove to keep out Pinnock’s deflected shot after a run and pass by sub Anthony Jeffrey.

And the keeper turned Brundle’s goalbound free-kick around the post with some home fans already celebrating what seemed a certain goal.

But it Rowe who had the final say on the result.

As parry tried to dribble the ball out of defence, the attacker stole the ball off the defender and slotted in the winner in spite of Dover calls for a foul.

The result sees Whites drop to fifth in the standings, two points off top spot.

Earlier, boss Kinnear named an unchanged line-up from Tuesday’s defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Athletic next travel to Bromley on Saturday 2nd December. Kick off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
12Loui Fazakerley 27 Defender
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
5Manny Parry Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
18Nortei Nortey 25 Midfielder
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward
17Ryan Bird Forward
19James Alabi 23 Forward
7Kane Richards Forward
16Ejiro Okosieme Defender
23Kadell Daniel 19 Forward Alabi 46'
25Anthony Jeffrey 18 Forward Nortey 67'
27Aziz Deen-Conteh 12 Defender Fazakerley 83'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

AFC Fylde

13Jay Lynch Goalkeeper
22Luke Burke Defender 57'
5Jordan Tunnicliffe Defender 90+1'
24George Edmundson Defender
3Zaine Francis-Angol Defender
2Lewis Montrose Midfielder 74'
8Sam Finley 12 Midfielder
6Andy Bond Midfielder
20Serhat Tasdemir 18 Midfielder
9Danny Rowe 17 Forward, (c) 78'
10Andy Mangan Forward
12Jason Taylor 8 Defender Finley 88'
15Simon Grand Defender
17Matt Blinkhorn 9 Forward Rowe 85'
18Jonny Smith 20 Midfielder Tasdemir 61'
27Henry Jones Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Dave Challinor

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Alan DaleAbigail Marriott
Ryan Head
Nick Dunn

Ground

Crabble Athletic Ground
40 Crabble Rd, Dover, Kent CT17 0QJ, UK

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