Dover Athletic v Barnet

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
1st September 2018 3:00 pm National League 2018-2019 1,037 Moussa Diarra Brundle (63) Barham (4), Harrison (26)

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MITCH Brundle’s second-half header was not enough as Whites went down to a fourth consecutive National League defeat.

First-half goals from Jack Barham and Byron Harrison had the away side ahead at the break and though skipper Brundle pulled one back, the Bees held on to leave Athletic rooted in the bottom four of the league ladder.

And Whites’ bid to get their season back on track took a dent in the third minute.

Barham was quickest to react to Harrison’s knockdown and after sprinting clear of the Dover defence, curled the ball into the top corner.

And the mood around Crabble was further dampened on 26 minutes.

Harrison released Barham and though Walker saved the midfielder’s initial shot, striker Harrison was on hand to head home the resultant cross back into the area.

Tim Schmoll headed straight at visiting keeper Mark Cousins from Aryan Tajbakhsh’s lay-off.

And following the restart, Charlee Adams tested Walker with a stinging volley.

But Chris Kinnear’s men were handed a lifeline on 65 minutes.

Josh Passley swung in a cross from the right for skipper Brundle to nod into the bottom corner.

And substitute Anthony Jeffrey almost levelled, blasting fellow sub Inih Effiong’s ball to him into the side netting.

Cousins saved well from Brundle’s accurate free-kick and at the other end, Walker was alert enough to prevent a swift Barnet counter-attack, grabbing the ball off Tutonda’s toes.

And a third straight win for John Still’s Bee’s was almost secured with ten minutes remaining.

Cheye Alexander cut inside Schmoll and drilled an effort onto the bottom of the post, before sub Josh Walker scuffed wide.

Earlier, boss Kinnear made three changes to the side that started at Leyton Orient on Monday.  Nortei Nortey, along with new loan signings Ttumbu Massanka and George Smith, replaced Jack Connors, Kadell Daniel and Jeffrey.

Dover next host Ebbsfleet on Tuesday 4th September.  Kick off 7:45 pm

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender 63'
5Kevin Lokko 4 Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
19Tim Schmoll Defender 74'
20George Smith Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 63'
26Aryan Tajbakhsh Midfielder
18Nortei Nortey 7 Midfielder
10Jamie Allen Forward
17Ntumba Massanka 12 Forward
3Jack Connors Defender
4Moussa Diarra 5 Defender Lokko 42'
7Anthony Jeffrey 18 Forward Nortey 63'
11Kadell Daniel Forward
12Inih Effiong 17 Forward Massanka 63'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Barnet

1Mark Cousins Goalkeeper
2Cheye Alexander Defender
26Dan Sweeney Defender
6Craig Robson Defender, (c)
3Elliot Johnson Defender
8Charlee Adams Midfielder
18Wesley Fonguck Midfielder
12Jack Taylor Midfielder
23David Tutonda Midfielder
29Jack Barham 22 Midfielder 4'
26'
9Byron Harrison Forward 26'
4'
11Dan Sparkes Midfielder
13Rihards Matrevics Goalkeeper
22Josh Walker 29 Forward Barham 75'
27Ephron Mason-Clarke Midfielder
32Joe Payne Defender
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First Team Manager: John Still

Substitutions
3
1
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
0

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Christopher PollardDele Sotimirin
Paul Saunders
Ian Fissenden

Ground

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

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