Dover Athletic FC v Dartford FC

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
13th December 2016 7:45 pm The FA Trophy 2016-2017 389 Tyrone Sterling Stevenson (10) Vint (14), Wanadio (43)

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DARTS DEFEAT DOVER

Whites beaten by Kent rivals in FA Trophy replay

DARTFORD earned a second-round clash with fellow National League side Chelmsford City after winning the replay against Whites on Tuesday.

Dover made the perfect start as Jim Stevenson crashed in an opener, but a scrappy leveller from Ronnie Vint and a stunning winner from Luke Wanadio turned the game around for Darts.

Boss Chris Kinnear kept faith with the same eleven that started the match at Princes Park on Saturday, a game which ended 1-1.

That meant Tyrone Sterling faced his former side, while Tom Wynter and Duane Ofori-Acheampong returned to Crabble for the first time since leaving.

Dartford were forced into making two changes from Saturday’s line-up with Tom Gardiner and Andy Pugh both injured. Ryan Hayes and Lee Noble replaced the duo.

Dover made a bright start with Moses Emmanuel skipping past two defenders and crossing for the well placed Jamie Grimes, but Dover’s captain planted his header over.

On 10 minutes, Stevenson picked the ball up in midfield and with no options ahead, went for glory from 25 yards.

Darts keeper Deren Ibrahim opted to parry the shot but was left red-faced as the ball bounced off the turf and into his goal.

His blushes were short-lived as Dartford equalised four minutes later.

Vint, who scored the equaliser on Saturday, volleyed through a crowded box after Dover keeper Steve Arnold was unable to deal with Hayes’ corner properly.

Wanadio, a summer trialist at Crabble, then tried his luck from the edge of the area, but Arnold was able to turn his stinging effort wide.

Dover responded with Emmanuel’s long-range curling effort spectacularly tipped onto the bar by Ibrahim.

Wanadio continued to impress, crossing for Acheampong to head over.

But he took his chance just before half time after Arnold punched a corner straight to the winger and he returned the ball with interest to give Dartford the lead.

Ricky Miller raced onto Ross Lafayette’s flick after the break but was unable to beat Ibrahim, whilst the Gibraltar stopper was quick off his line to block Emmanuel’s drive.

Noble should have killed the game off, but he blasted over after good work from Acheampong.

The defeat means Whites have lost in the Trophy to lower league opposition three years running.

They now turn their attention to Saturday’s league match at Forest Green Rovers, who they beat in a 4-3 thriller back in September.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Dover Athletic

18Steve Arnold Goalkeeper
2Sam Magri 7 Defender
15Jamie Grimes Defender, (c)
6Richard Orlu Defender
16Tyrone Sterling Defender
3Aswad Thomas Defender
23Jack Parkinson Defender
8Jim Stevenson 11 Midfielder 10'
9Ricky Miller Forward
17Moses Emmanuel 10 Forward
25Ross Lafayette Forward
1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
4Chris Kinnear Jnr Midfielder
7Ricky Modeste 2 Midfielder Magri 79'
10Tyrone Marsh 17 Forward Emmanuel 85'
11Mitchell Pinnock 8 Forward Stevenson 66'
  3 1

First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Dartford

1Deren Ibrahim Goalkeeper
2Danny Harris Defender
5Keaton Wood Defender
4Ronnie Vint Defender 14'
3Tom Wynter Defender
6Alex Brown Midfielder
8Lee Noble Midfielder
7Elliot Bradbrook Midfielder, (c)
10Ryan Hayes Midfielder 14'
9Duane Ofori-Acheampong Forward
11Luke Wanadio Midfielder 43'
12Ellis Brown Midfielder
13Tony Coxall Goalkeeper
14Becka-Kah Dembele Forward
15Liam Rosenfield Midfielder
16Shai Thorley-Porter Forward
  2 1

First Team Manager: Tony Burman

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Carl BrookGareth Viccars
James Whittaker
Michael Marsh

Ground

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