Dover Athletic v Boreham Wood

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Away Scorers
12th September 2017 7:45 pm National League 2017-2018 1,012 Mitch Brundle Turgott (44)

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WHITES were knocked off top spot after a defensive error handed Boreham Wood all three points at a wet and windy Crabble on Tuesday evening.

Blair Turgott slotted in the only goal of the game in the 43rd minute after Connor Essam’s clearance cannoned off the striker and sent him through on goal.

Mitch Walker initially saved his first effort, but the ball rebounded back for the on-loan forward to fire past two despairing Dover defenders on the line.

The visitors started the match strongly, with the Turgott evading the attentions of Giancarlo Gallifuoco down the left-hand side, however, his final effort was straight at goalkeeper Walker.

Kane Smith was next to try and threaten the Dover goal, but the defender connected with air rather than Shaun Jeffers’ cross.

The first real home chance fell the way of Ryan Bird, but David Stephens was on hand to clear off the line after the striker nodded Mitch Pinnock’s cross goalwards.

Smith found himself well placed after some neat intricate play from Wood, but his shot was too weak to trouble the home stopper.

Turgott struck just before the half-time whistle, but Whites almost levelled immediately after through Mitch Brundle.

The Whites skipper’s volley for outside the area narrowly cleared the crossbar via a deflection, much to the relief of Grant Smith in the away goal.

After the restart, Walker was at his acrobatic best to firstly prevent Danny Woodards’ bullet header finding the top corner and then tip Bruno Andrade’s fierce free-kick over the bar.

With only minutes remaining, Smith somehow got a hand to Pinnock’s curling set-piece as Dover suffered their first loss in three matches and dropped into fifth spot in the table.

Earlier, boss Chris Kinnear started with the same side that won 2-0 at Aldershot on Saturday.

Next up for Whites is a home match against Chester FC on Saturday 16th September. Kick off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

BOREHAM WOOD REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
5Manny Parry Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi 7 Defender 45+2'
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 51'
18Nortei Nortey 23 Midfielder
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward
10Jamie Allen 9 Forward
17Ryan Bird Forward
7Kane Richards 3 Forward Ilesanmi 83'
9Tobi Sho-Silva 10 Forward Allen 58'
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
23Kadell Daniel 18 Forward Nortey 68'
24Chris Lewington Goalkeeper
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Boreham Wood

1Grant Smith Goalkeeper
5Dean Wells Defender
6David Stephens Defender
4Mark Ricketts Midfielder, (c)
3Danny Woodards Defender
2Kane Smith Defender
8Tom Champion Midfielder
10Keiran Murtagh Midfielder
11Bruno Andrade Forward
15Shaun Jeffers Forward
23Blair Turgott Forward 44'
88'
9Paul Benson Forward
13Erbil Bozkurt Goalkeeper
16Bradley Sach Forward
20Frank Keita Forward
22Sorba Thomas Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Luke Garrard

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Christopher O’DonnellDave Bushell
Gary Jerden
Damith Bandara

Ground

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