Dover Athletic v Ebbsfleet United

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Date Time League Season Attendance Man of the Match
28th August 2017 3:00 pm National League 2017-2018 1,625 Mitch Pinnock

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RYAN Bird’s first-half header was not enough for Whites to take all three points in a 1-1 draw with Kent rivals Ebbsfleet at Crabble on Bank Holiday Monday.

The big striker powered home Mitch Pinnock’s cross on 17 minutes, but United fought back to level through Darren McQueen’s volley.

Bagasan Graham strode forward and fired a low effort straight at Mitch Walker as the visitors registered the match’s first shot on target on the quarter-hour mark.

Athletic were ahead moments later and Danny Kedwell nearly equalised shortly after, smashing Myles Weston’s cross narrowly wide.

McQueen was then denied by Walker, who dived onto the ball after the diminutive forward cut in from the right and fizzed in a shot.

Kedwell nodded Jack Powells’ corner over as the referee drew the first half to a close.

Following the restart, Jack Payne’s pass was collected by McQueen on the edge of the box but was once again unable to beat Walker and Pinnock’s free-kick at the other end flew inches wide of the post.

Yado Mambo was in the right place to block Nortei Nortey’s vicious volley following a defensive clearance.

The home pressure continued with Tobi Sho-Silva evading attention on the right-wing and passing into the box, but both Bird’s and Pinnock’s attempts were too weak to trouble Nathan Ashmore in the away goal.

The burly stopper then had to scurry back to his goalline to stop Mitch Brundle’s audacious 70-yard effort from going in.

It was all square in the 76th minute, McQueen out-muscled Femi Ilesanmi to latch onto Kedwell’s flick and fire past a helpless Walker.

And the visitors almost took the lead as Powell headed over substitute Sean Shields’ cross.

Brundle almost won the game late on but curled his free-kick into Ashmore’s arms.

The draw sees Whites drop four places to ninth in the table.

Earlier, boss Kinnear made one change to the starting line-up from Saturday’s match at Macclesfield.  Mitch Pinnock replaced Kane Richards, who dropped to the bench.

Chris Kinnear’s men travel to Tranmere Rovers next on Saturday 2nd September. Kick off 5:30 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
5Manny Parry Defender 29'
3Femi Ilesanmi 27 Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder 89'
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
11Mitchell Pinnock 23 Forward 17'
9Tobi Sho-Silva Forward
17Ryan Bird Forward 17'
7Kane Richards Forward
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
14George Essuman Defender
23Kadell Daniel 11 Forward Pinnnock 82'
87'
27Aziz Deen-Conteh 3 Defender Ilesanmi 78'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Ebbsfleet United

1Nathan Ashmore Goalkeeper
15Bagasan Graham Midfielder
26Chris Bush Defender
18Yado Mambo Defender
2Marvin McCoy Defender
7Jack Powell Midfielder
16Jack Payne Midfielder
25Luke Coulson 19 Midfielder
11Myles Weston 17 Midfielder
14Darren McQueen Forward 76'
65'
9Danny Kedwell 12 Forward 76'
10Aaron McLean Forward
12Anthony Cook 9 Midfielder Kedwell 80'
13Jonathan Miles Goalkeeper
17Sean Shields 11 Midfielder Weston 72'
19Danny Mills 25 Forward Coulson 59'
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First Team Manager: Daryl McMahon

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
David RockDean Skipper
James Vallance
Michael Marsh

Ground

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

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