Woking v Dover Athletic FC

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers
28th February 2017 7:45 pm National League 2016-2017 1,092 Bondz N'Gala Kretzschmar (66)

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DOVER’S four-game National League unbeaten run came to an end on a disappointing night at the Kingfield Stadium on Tuesday.

In what turned out to be a game of two halves, Woking won the three points thanks to Max Kretzschmar’s second-half tap-in.

Kretzschmar’s goal, which was Woking’s only effort on target, also ended Dover’s hopes of beating Woking for a fifth consecutive league game.

Despite the setback, boss Chris Kinnear’s side remain fifth ahead of Saturday’s clash against Solihull Moors at Crabble.

Fresh from Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of Eastleigh, Dover started well and a strong run from Ricky Modeste ended with his cross safely gathered by home goalkeeper Michael Poke.

The hosts first effort on goal saw a shot from Kretzschmar deflected wide before Joe Healy fired high and wide at the other end after being teed up by Nicky Deverdics.

Gozie Ugwu tried his luck from range but the effort from the Cards leading scorer sailed harmlessly over Steve Arnold’s bar.

Ross Lafayette dragged an effort just wide following good work by Healy, Modeste and Sam Magri.

Dover continued to press and it needed a stunning save by Poke to deny Healy in the 34th minute with the keeper tipping the midfielder’s fierce shot onto the bar before the ball bounced clear.

An unmarked Modeste should have given Dover the lead just before half-time, but he headed Aswad Thomas’ pin-point cross wide from close range.

Whites continued to dominate after the break and a Lafayette snapshot whistled not far wide a couple of minutes in.

Woking captain Ismail Yakubu headed against his own bar but after weathering the storm, the hosts should have scored.

Defender Terrell Thomas should have put his side ahead from a corner after he climbed high but his free header went over Arnold’s bar.

While Thomas gave Dover a let-off – Kretzschmar was not about to in the 66th minute.

Substitute Charlie Carter, who had only been on for three minutes, turned Jake Caprice’s cross into Kretzschmar’s path to leave him with the easiest of tap-ins.

Dover pressed for an equaliser, but the hosts held firm to move two places clear of the bottom four.

Earlier, Kinnear kept faith in his starting side from the win against Eastleigh.

The only change he made was on the bench where Eastleigh loanee Connor Essam replaced Jack Parkinson.

Parkinson has gone out on loan to Maidenhead United.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

WOKING REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Woking

1Michael Poke Goalkeeper
3Terell Thomas Defender
6Ismail Yakubu Defender, (c)
5Brian Saah Defender
2Jake Caprice Defender
22Kane Ferdinand Midfielder
4Joey Jones Midfielder
15Max Kretzschmar 23 Midfielder 66'
26Chris Arthur Midfielder
14Fabio Saraiva 12 Midfielder
9Gozie Ugwu Forward
11Nathan Ralph Defender
12Charlie Carter 14 Midfielder Saraiva 63'
66'
16Dennon Lewis Forward
18Brandon Hall Goalkeeper
23Macauley Bonne 15 Forward Kretzschmar 86'
  2 1 1

First Team Manager: Garry Hill

Dover Athletic

18Steve Arnold Goalkeeper
2Sam Magri Defender
21Bondz N’Gala Defender
6Richard Orlu Defender
15Jamie Grimes Defender, (c) 83'
3Aswad Thomas Defender
26Joe Healy Midfielder
32Nicky Deverdics Midfielder
7Ricky Modeste 27 Midfielder
9Ricky Miller Forward
25Ross Lafayette 17 Forward 54'
5Connor Essam Defender
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward
16Tyrone Sterling Defender
17Moses Emmanuel 25 Forward Lafayette 75'
27James Hurst 7 Midfielder Modeste 78'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Dean TreleavenGary Jerden
James Durkin
Daniel Simpson

Ground

The Laithwaite Community Stadium
The Laithwaite Community Stadium, Woking GU22 9AA, United Kingdom