Woking v Dover Athletic

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
28th April 2018 12:30 pm National League 2017-2018 2,593 Mitch Walker Carter (38) Gallifuoco (26), Marsh-Brown (90+2)

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DOVER missed out on the top seven by goal difference despite Keanu Marsh-Brown’s injury time winner.

The substitute fired in Anthony Jeffrey’s pass to confirm Woking’s relegation to the National South, but the three points were not enough as Dover finished the season eighth in the table.

In a game the hosts needed to win to stand a chance of avoiding relegation, Chris Kinnear’s men had taken the lead through Giancarlo Gallifuoco, but Woking were level shortly before half time through Charlie Carter.

Earlier, Kevin Lokko headed a corner goalwards, with the defender’s shot was blocked and Nortei Nortey’s follow up from the edge of the area was easily dealt with by home stopper Nathan Baxter.

And only a stunning save from Mitch Walker kept the scoreline level.

The stopper flung himself across his goal to deny Carter from a yard out following some pinball in the penalty area.

Mitch Pinnock then tried to chip Baxter from range but was off target.

19-year-old Baxter tipped away Mitch Brundle’s curling 20-yarder, but there was nothing the Cards keeper could do from the following corner.

Australian Gallifuoco took advantage of hesitant home defending to nod the ball into the bottom corner.

Carter and Reece Grego-Cox went close for Woking, both shooting off target when well placed.

But midfielder Carter did restore parity on 38 minutes.

The 21-year old fired in at the second attempt after Grego-Cox escaped out wide and fired in a ball to his teammate.

Josh Staunton almost gave the hosts a lead, forcing Walker to tip over his header.

And Dover supporter’s player of the season then denied Cook following Parry’s misjudgement and Carter was denied by the woodwork from the resulting corner.

Woking’s goalscorer rose high to meet a corner but saw his header bounce off the underside off the bar and down onto the goal line.

Following the restart, Joey Jones blazed well over after bursting forward from the back.

Walker then tipped away Grego-Cox’s teasing cross and Staunton’s bullet header fizzed wide from a corner

Pinnock’s right-footed effort from the edge of the area sailed into the stand, whilst at the other end Carter could only slide Grego-Cox’s ball wide and Staunton blocked Pinnock’s fierce drive.

And with time running out, Kevin Lokko almost grabbed a winner.

The big defender met sub Keanu-Marsh-Brown’s cross, but the ball curled agonisingly past the angle of post and bar.

And Baxter frustrated the visitors once more, tipping away Jeffrey’s low drive in a frantic finish.

But Marsh-Brown and Dover had the final say in a game were both sides ended up being disappointed come the final whistle.

Earlier, boss Kinnear named the same line-up that started in last week’s 3-2 win against Gateshead.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

Woking

1Nathan Baxter Goalkeeper
2Louis Ramsay Defender
15Jordan Wynter Defender
5Josh Staunton Defender
3Nathan Ralph Defender
22Kane Ferdinand Midfielder
8Chez Isaac 7 Midfielder, (c)
4Joey Jones 9 Midfielder
12Charlie Carter Midfielder 38'
23Anthony Cook 11 Midfielder
20Reece Grego-Cox Forward 38'
6Richard Orlu Defender
7Bobson Bawling 8 Midfielder Isaac 80'
9Louie Theophanous 4 Forward Jones 83'
11Regan Charles-Cook 23 Midfielder Cook 75'
18Sam Mason Goalkeeper
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Caretaker Manager: Jason Goodliffe

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender 26'
5Manny Parry 28 Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
26Kevin Lokko Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender
8Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
18Nortei Nortey 29 Midfielder
25Anthony Jeffrey Forward 90+2'
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward 26'
17Ryan Bird 30 Forward
2Josh Passley Defender
23Kadell Daniel Forward
28Liam Bellamy 5 Midfielder Parry 46'
29Keanu Marsh-Brown 18 Midfielder Nortey 67'
90+2'
30Ade Azeez 17 Forward Bird 46'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Peter GibbonsMarcus Carmichael
Robin Cox
Paul Johnson

Ground

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