Sutton United v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers Red Cards
25th September 2018 7:45 pm National League 2018-2019 1,694 Moussa Diarra Eastmond (2), Bailey (18) Brundle (36 pen), Schmoll (87) Tajbakhsh (81) (Dover)

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A LATE goal from Tim Schmoll saw ten-man Whites came back from two goals down to draw at Sutton United.

Schmoll headed in off the crossbar three minutes from time after home keeper Jamie Butler had parried sub Kadell Daniel’s volley.

Sutton had raced into a two-goal lead within 20 minutes, though Mitch Brundle pulled one back before the break from the penalty spot.

Aryan Tajbakhsh was shown a red card with ten minutes remaining, but Chris Kinnear’s men fought back to lift themselves off the foot of the table.

It was the worst possible for the visitors after two minutes.

Tommy Wright broke clear and though keeper Mitch Walker was able to parry his strike, the rebound fell for Craig Eastmond to gleefully tap in.

And the lead was doubled as the hosts deservedly went two goals up on 17 minutes.

A corner from the right was met firmly by the head of Nicky Bailey who planted the ball powerfully into the corner.

Josh Passley headed over George Smith’s well-placed header and at the other end, Bailey’s swirling set piece bounced narrowly wide.

However, Dover were handed a lifeline ten minutes before half-time.

Mitch Brundle’s shot was handled by Eastmond in the area, leaving Dover’s skipper to send Sutton keeper Jamie Butler the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Inih Effiong fired wide on the turn and George Smith volleyed straight down the throat of Butler.

Following the restart, Walker was across his line quickly to turn away Bailey’s free-kick.

And Walker was needed once more to thwart the same player, this time acrobatically saving the midfielder’s pile-driver

Sub Tobi Sho-Silva then went even closer to scoring.

The striker’s overhead kick crashed onto the bar with Butler rooted to the spot.

Charlie Clough volleyed wide for United and Dover’s task was made more difficult when Aryan Tajbakhsh was shown a straight red card.

The midfielder was given his marching orders following a strong challenge on Bailey.

But the ten men of Dover were able to find a late equaliser.

Sub Kadell Daniel’s volley was parried upwards by Butler, but the lurking Schmoll was there to head in off the bar to send the travelling fans wild.

Earlier, Chris Kinnear made three changes to the side that lost at Aldershot on Saturday.  Dave Smith, Inih Effiong and Ejiro Okosieme replaced Jamie Allen, Tobi Sho-Silva and Bradley Barry.

Whites next host Barrow on Saturday 29th September, kick-off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Sutton United

26Jamie Butler Goalkeeper
2Dale Bennett Defender
5Charlie Clough Defender
6Jamie Collins 4 Defender, (c)
3Aswad Thomas Defender
16Nick Bailey Midfielder 18'
15Craig Eastmond Midfielder 2'
7Tom Bolarinwa 24 Midfielder
18Wayne Brown 23 Midfielder
20Tommy Wright Forward 2', 18'
10Jonah Ayunga Forward
4Dean Beckwith 6 Defender Collins 34'
9Ross Lafayette Forward
19Harry Beautyman Midfielder
23Josh Taylor 18 Forward Brown 60'
24Aaron Drinan 7 Forward Bolarinwa 61'
  3 2 2

First Team Manager: Paul Doswell

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
16Ejiro Okosieme Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
4Moussa Diarra Defender 90+2'
20George Smith 11 Defender
19Tim Schmoll Defender 87'
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 36 pen'
74'
26Aryan Tajbakhsh Midfielder 81'
12Inih Effiong Forward
25David Smith 9 Forward 43'
9Tobi Sho-Silva 25 Forward D.Smith 64'
10Jamie Allen Forward
11Kadell Daniel 20 Forward G.Smith 80'
87'
21Bradley Barry Defender
23Bedsente Gomis Midfielder
  2 2 1 3 1

First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Alan DaleChristoper Myatt
Daniel Bonneywell
Alastair Higgs

Ground

The Knights Community Stadium
94 Gander Green Ln, Sutton SM1 2EY, UK