Dover Athletic v Barrow



Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Dover Athletic000Loss


Substitute Jack Hindle’s brace saw Whites’ extend their winless run in the National League to ten matches.

The midfielder’s bagged two goals as Chris Kinnear’s men suffered back-to-back losses at Crabble.

Barrow had the first shot of the game early on, John Rooney forcing home keeper Mitch Walker into a fingertip save from the edge of the box.

And George Smith, later taken to hospital following a nasty collision,  let fly shortly afterwards for Dover, narrowly clearing the crossbar.

Calls for a foul on Bedsente Gomis were waved away, allowing Carroll-Burgess to slip in Tyler Smith, though Walker was able to clutch onto the striker’s low shot.

A slip by Rory Holden almost let in Inih Effiong, but the referee adjudged the big forward to have fouled the defender.

But it was the visitors who almost had the lead five minutes before the break.

Josh Kay’s immaculate first touch and cross found Caroll-Burgess to fire an effort on target, only for Smith to divert the midfielder’s shot just wide.

Walker beat away Kay’s fierce driver after the break and Athletic’s keeper was relieved to see Connor Brown’s cross find the side netting following a quickly taken free-kick.

Rory Holden’s dragged a shot well wide and Tobi Sho-Silva could only fire straight at Andrew Firth when found in space by Effiong.

Sub Jamie Allen almost scored with his first touch, but mis-directed Moussa Diarra’s cross.

And defender Diarra went close to scoring on the hour mark.

The Frenchman rose highest to meet Mitch Brundle’s ball, only to find Firth in the way.

Hindle pounced on Bedsente Gomis’ misplaced, but was Walker Bravely blocked his effort.

But the substitute was not to be denied as he opened the scoring on 70 minutes.

Hindle was in the right place to tap in after Kay’s slid Smith’s cross goalwards.

And it was almost two following a lighting quick counter attack, but Walker rescued Dover with a fine block to deny Hindle.

Firth acrobatically denied sub Kadell Daniel’s curling 25-yard free kick, but three points were heading to Barrow thanks to the man Hindle again.

The winger fired low into the corner following another Barrrow break ending with Smith finding his teammate.

And with all three substitutions made, an injury to Diarra saw Whites’ finish the match with ten men.

Earlier, boss Kinnear made two changes to the side that drew on Sutton on Tuesday night.  Gomis and Sho-Silva replaced Dave Smith and the suspended Aryan Tajbakhsh.

Dover next host Salford City on Saturday October 6th, kick off 3pm.





Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance Man of the Match
29th September 2018 3:00 pm National League 2018-2019 90' 814 Mitch Walker


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


RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Alan DaleJames Vallance
Mike Desborough
James Simpson