Dover Athletic v AFC Fylde



Date Time League Season Attendance Man of the Match
25th November 2017 3:00 pm National League 2017-2018 2,860 Femi Ilesanmi



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.

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

1Private: Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
12Private: Loui Fazakerley 27 Defender
27Aziz Deen-Conteh 12 Defender
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender
6Private: Connor Essam Defender
5Manny Parry Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder
18Private: Nortei Nortey 25 Midfielder
25Anthony Jeffrey 18 Forward
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward
17Ryan Bird Forward
19James Alabi 23 Forward
23Private: Kadell Daniel 19 Forward

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
12Jason Taylor 8 Defender
6Andy Bond Midfielder
20Serhat Tasdemir 18 Midfielder
18Jonny Smith 20 Midfielder
9Danny Rowe 17 Forward 78'
17Matt Blinkhorn 9 Forward
10Andy Mangan Forward
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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Alan DaleAbigail Marriott
Ryan Head
Nick Dunn


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

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