Peterborough United v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers
1st December 2019 2:00 pm The FA Cup 2019-2020 4,239 Bobby-Joe Taylor Toney (7), Kent (79), Eisa (84)

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Whites exited the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday, but Andy Hessenthaler’s men put up a brave fight against their League One opponents.

Ivan Toney spectacularly fired Posh ahead early on, but a spirited Dover fashioned chances with Will De Havilland, Bobby-Joe Taylor and Jack Munns all going close in the second half, before late goals from Frankie Kent and Mohamed Eisa sent Peterborough into the hat for Monday evening’s third round draw.

The hosts went ahead in some style with the game’s first shot on target.

Toney lashed in a first-time dipping volley over visiting keeper Lee Worgan from 35-yards after De Havilland’s defensive header had fallen towards Posh’s top scorer.

Toney was almost at it again with another volley, smashing Eisa’s cross narrowly wide of the target following a swift counter attack.

Shooting when the ball was in midair seemed a common theme for United, with Louis Reed slamming an effort straight at Worgan from the edge of the box.

Taylor sent a free-kick sailing over the bar for Dover and home fans were groaning when Eisa squandered the chance to double Boro’s lead.

A quickly taken set piece released Joe Ward, but striker Eisa could only slice his teammate’s pass wide from six yards with the goal at his mercy.

Marcus Maddison then blazed over after being sent clear by Toney as Athletic remained just one goal down at the break.

Posh continued to create chances and after the restart Worgan was called into action to rescue his side.

Worgan turned Eisa’s curling shot behind with his fingertips after the striker ran clear of Dover’s defence and opted to shoot rather than pass the ball across goal to the lieing-in-wait Toney.

Toney was then given an opportunity himself, this time by Fraser Blake-Tracey from out wide, but headed inches over the bar.

Worgan stopped Eisa again, pushing behind his low drive after the striker was unselfishly fed by Toney.

Will De Havilland then had home stopper Christy Pym scampering across his goalline line to catch the defender’s header from Kurtis Cumberbatch’s deep cross.

Michael Woods then scooped over Ricky Modeste’s lay-off and Pym dived onto Taylor’s right-footed strike.

Jack Munns then went closest for Dover, collecting sub Nassim L’Ghoul’s pass and curling the ball onto the outside of the post with Pym a mere spectator.

And just minutes later Peterborough’s passage into the third round was sealed.

Maddison’s corner was stabbed in, via the base of the near post, by Posh defender Frankie Kent.

And Eisa sealed victory for Boro, slotting in sub Serhat Tasdemir’s pass with six minutes remaining.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made five changes to the side that started against Maidenhead on Tuesday.

Worgan, Cumberbatch, De Havilland, Rigg and Modeste all came in with Yusuf Mersin named as a substitute, Inih Effiong, Aaron Simpson and Oscar Gobern all missing out through injury and Ruel Sotiriou returning to parent club Leyton Orient following a one-month loan spell at Crabble.

Whites next host Boreham Wood in the National League on Saturday 7th December, kick off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

PETERBOROUGH UNITED REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Peterborough United

1Christy Pym Goalkeeper
15Nathan Thompson Defender
5Mark Beevers Defender, (c) 36'
6Frankie Kent Defender 79'
3Dan Butler 4 Defender
14Louis Reed Midfielder 67'
18Frazer Blake-Tracy 24 Defender
7Mohamed Eisa Forward
11Marcus Maddison 20 Midfielder 79'
23Joe Ward Forward
17Ivan Toney Forward 7'
4Alex Woodyard 3 Midfielder 67 Butler'
90'
16Rhys Bennett Defender
20Serhat Tasdemir 11 Midfielder 82 Maddison '
24Niall Mason 18 Defender 74 Blake-Tracy'
90'
26Aaron Chapman Goalkeeper
27Idris Kanu Forward
37Ricky Jade-Jones Forward
  3 2 1 4

First Team Manager: Darren Ferguson

Dover Athletic

13Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
16Paul Rooney Defender 89'
4Scott Doe Defender
6Will De Havilland Defender
3Bobby-Joe Taylor Midfielder
8Michael Woods Midfielder, (c)
15Kurtis Cumberbatch 21 Midfielder 38'
11Jack Munns Midfielder 90'
7Jai Reason 10 Midfielder
12Ricky Modeste 23 Midfielder
19Steven Rigg Forward
1Yusuf Mersin Goalkeeper
5Kevin Lokko Defender
10Nassim L’Ghoul 7 Midfielder 65 Reason'
17Joe Bedford Midfielder
21Anthony Jeffrey 15 Forward 82 Cumberbatch'
22Bilel Hinchiri Midfielder
23Roberto Ratti 12 Forward 70 Modeste'
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First Team Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Substitutions
3
3
Goals
2
0
Assists
1
0
Yellow Cards
4
3
Red Cards
0
0

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Brett HuxtableDaniel Cook
George Byrne
Paul Hobday

Ground

The Weston Homes Stadium
City of Peterborough, East of England, England, PE2 8AL, United Kingdom

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