Havant & Waterlooville v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Red Cards
26th January 2019 3:00 pm National League 2018-2019 1,024 Danny McNamara Robertson (36) (Havant)

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WHITES were unable to break down 10-man Havant as Saturday’s National League clash ended in a goalless draw.

Defender Chris Robertson was a shown a red card in the first half for a second bookable offence.

However, Andy Hessenthaler’s side were unable to convert any of their chances and were grateful to debutant right-back Danny McNamara, who signed on loan from Millwall earlier this week, for heading a goalbound effort off the line in injury time.

Earlier, in a quiet first fifteen minutes, Mitch Brundle’s deflected effort over the bar was the only chance of note for either side.

Matt Paterson headed wide from Jack James’ lofted ball into the area.

The home side were reduced to 10 men on 36 minutes when Robertson was given his marching orders for a tug on Jamie Allen’s shirt.

And Athletic almost made the extra man count within minutes of the red card.

Joshua Debayo’s cross was met by Jai Reason, but the midfielder could only direct his header off target.

Following the restart, Nortei Nortey was unable to convert McNamara’s cross, seeing his shot well blocked by the Havant defence.

Jai Reason did test Dudzinksi just moments later.

The attacker found himself through on goal, but his effort struck the home keeper in the chest and rebounded back off Reason and out for a goal kick.

Rory Williams’ corner evaded everyone, appearing the strike the crossbar before Dover were able to clear.

Kevin Lokko then headed Brundle’s corner narrowly over and the same player nodded Stuart Lewis’ ball into Dudzinski’s hands.

There was then a heart in mouth moment for visiting keeper Mitch Walker and sub Bobby-Joe Taylor.

A poor clearance from Dover’s stopper and a heavy touch from Taylor gave Fogden a free shot on goal from an angle, however, Scott Doe was on hand to collect the ball before it rolled over the line.

Walker then spilt Tyler Frost’s low drive, however, collected the ball at the second attempt.

Man-of-the-match McNamara was then in the right place to head away Havant’s injury-time corner off the line and at the other end Dudzinski’s saved sub Alfie Pavey’s low drive to ensure the score ended in a stalemate as Athletic extended their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Boss Hessenthaler made one change to the side that started in the home match against Bromley last week.  McNamara started in place of the suspended Bedsente Gomis.

Whites next host Gateshead in the National League on Saturday 2nd February, kick-off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Havant & Waterlooville

21Ben Dudzinski Goalkeeper
7Wes Fogden 28 Midfielder
25Tyler Cordner Defender
12Chris Robertson Defender 12', 36'
36'
19Jack James Defender
3Rory Williams Defender 25'
16Andy Robinson Midfielder, (c)
27Chris Paul 29 Midfielder
8Theo Lewis Forward
20Alfie Rutherford 17 Forward
9Matt Paterson Forward
5Ryan Woodford Defender
17Jordan Rose 20 Defender Rutherford 46'
18Ibra Sekajja Forward
28Tyler Frost 7 Midfielder Fogden 75'
29Hassan Jalloh 27 Forward Paul 75'
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First Team Manager: Lee Bradbury

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
20Danny McNamara Defender 84'
26Scott Doe Defender
5Kevin Lokko Defender
28Joshua Debayo Defender
27Stuart Lewis Midfielder 31'
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
18Nortei Nortey 29 Midfielder
30Jai Reason 14 Midfielder 57'
10Jamie Allen 21 Forward
12Inih Effiong Forward
4Moussa Diarra Defender
14Alfie Pavey 30 Forward Reason 66'
29Bobby-Joe Taylor 18 Midfielder Nortey 63'
31Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
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First Team Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Will FinnieMark Derrien
Richard Morris
Casimir Nzenga

Ground

Westleigh Park
Martin Road, Havant PO9 5TH, United Kingdom