Dover Athletic v Harrogate Town

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
12th January 2019 3:00 pm The FA Trophy 2018-2019 463 Mitch Brundle Effiong (14) Muldoon (15, 64)

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WHITES were knocked out of the Buildbase Trophy second round at Crabble on Saturday afternoon by their Yorkshire opponents.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men had taken an early lead through Inih Effiong, though Jack Muldoon equalised just minutes later.

Harrogate’s top scorer grabbed a second-half winner to end Dover’s six-game unbeaten run at home.

Earlier, Josh Falkingham and Lloyd Kerry tested Mitch Walker early on with 25-yard efforts.

Dover’s stopper then had to face a free shot from 12 yards when Joe Bedford tripped Mark Beck in the area.

Town’s big striker was unable to convert his spot-kick, with Mitch Walker saving with his legs.

Instead, it was Athletic’s in-form striker who gave Whites the lead on 13 minutes.

Effiong controlled Anthony Jeffrey’s volley with his chest and unleashed a volley past a statuesque James Belshaw in the visiting net.

However, Harrogate were level just two minutes later thanks to their own top scorer.

Muldoon slotted Callum Howe’s knock-down past Walker to restore instant parity.

Dover almost retook the lead when Moussa Diarra headed over Mitch Brundle’s looping cross.

Any claims for a foul against Stuart Lewis in the penalty area were waved away and Effiong placed an effort straight down Belshaw’s throat.

Joshua Debayo flashed a free-kick just wide of the mark and at the other end, Beck somehow misdirected his header from Muldoon’s pinpoint cross.

The away team then created their best chance of the half so far, with Ryan Hallowfield crossing for the onrushing Muldoon, but the visiting striker somehow missed the target from a few yards out.

Brundle’s last-ditch defensive header denied Beck from close range but Simon Weaver’s men converted their next chance on 63 minutes.

Muldoon nipped in ahead of his marker to fire home his second of the afternoon from George Thomson’s cross at Walker’s near post.

It was almost 3-1 to the visitors, but Walker bravely blocked Liam Kitching’s close-range shot and Dover’s keeper dived onto Thomson’s curling effort.

The Yorkshire side continued to create and Kitching volleyed over when well placed at a corner.

Earlier, Andy Hessenthaler made two changes to the side that started at Havant in the FA Trophy first round in midweek.  Mitch Walker and Inih Effiong replaced Lee Worgan and Kadell Daniel.

Whites next host Bromley in the National League on Saturday 19th January.  Kick off 3 pm

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

HARROGATE TOWN REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
4Moussa Diarra Defender
28Joshua Debayo 5 Defender
27Stuart Lewis Midfielder
16Joe Bedford 2 Midfielder
7Anthony Jeffrey Forward
10Jamie Allen 30 Forward
12Inih Effiong Forward 14'
14Alfie Pavey Forward
2Josh Passley 16 Defender Bedford 46'
5Kevin Lokko 28 Defender Debayo 70'
9Tobi Sho-Silva Forward
11Kadell Daniel Forward
30Jai Reason 10 Midfielder Allen 70'
  3 1

First Team Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Harrogate Town

1James Belshaw Goalkeeper
2Ryan Fallowfield Defender
5Callum Howe Defender 15'
20Liam Kitching Defender
6Warren Burrell Defender
4Josh Falkingham Midfielder, (c) 81'
17Lloyd Kerry Midfielder
8Jack Emmett 21 Midfielder
7George Thomson Midfielder 64'
9Mark Beck Forward
18Jack Muldoon 10 Forward 15', 64'
10Dominic Knowles 18 Forward Muldoon 79'
13Joe Cracknell Goalkeeper
15Kelvin Langmead Defender
16Aaron Williams Forward
21Michael Woods 8 Midfielder Emmett 88'
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First Team Manager: Simon Weaver

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Paul HowardKarl Sear
Scott Williams
Jonathan Bolland

Ground

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