Category: Academy News

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER V DARTFORD

After the weekend’s fixtures were postponed as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Dover return to action against Kent rivals Dartford at Crabble tonight.

We, like all other clubs in action today, will observe a one-minute silence before kick-off while management, staff, and players, will also be wearing black armbands as a mark of respect.

The visitors’ squad will include a couple of familiar faces to Dover fans  – defenders Connor Essam and Tom Bonnor – both of who have captained Dover in the past.

As for Dover, winger Luke Wanadio will be playing against a club he had three spells with while Tyrone Sterling had a loan spell at Princes Park. Striker Alfie Pavey also played for the Darts and scored 22 league goals for them in the 2017/18 season.

LAST TIME WE MET IN A LEAGUE GAME – 17th JANUARY 2015

Tom Murphy (pictured) scored twice as Whites extended their unbeaten run to 12 Conference Premier games with a big win against Dartford at Crabble.

DAFC 6-1 DARTFORD

The win, Whites’ biggest of the season at that stage, was also their first league triumph against their Kent rivals since the 4-2 success in December 2008.

Nicky Deverdics headed Whites ahead in the fifth minute before former Dover forward Harry Crawford equalised.

Richard Orlu’s restored the lead in first-half stoppage time.

Murphy’s curling finish made it 3-1 before Liam Bellamy fired home a fourth, Barry Cogan’s penalty made it five before Murphy completed the scoring 10 minutes from time.

Dover: Rafferty, Essam, Raggett, Francis, Deverdics (Modeste 82′), Bellamy, Orlu, Cogan (Taiwo 77′), Sterling, Murphy, Payne (Reid 80′).
Subs not used: Wynter, Mekki

Attendance:1,042

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Jordan Higgs and Mitch Brundle are both back in the matchday squad after missing the game at Eastbourne through injury.

Alex Green (elbow) and Kieron Agbebi (hamstring) are both unavailable.

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 7.45pm but if you are unable to make it, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

PROGRAMME

You can download your COYW digital matchday magazine for the game HERE

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for this game can be purchased at the turnstile only.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £16

Over 60 – £14

Under 18 – £8

Under 11s continue to be free with paying adult

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Bath City v Weymouth
Dulwich Hamlet v Hemel Hempstead Town
Eastbourne Borough v Welling United
Ebbsfleet United v Braintree Town
Hampton & Richmond v Chippenham Town
Slough Town v Taunton Town
Tonbridge Angels v Farnborough
Worthing v Cheshunt

MATCH PREVIEW: EASTBOURNE BOROUGH V DOVER

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad is off on its travels for a second consecutive National League South fixture with Whites in action in East Sussex at 3pm today.

The hosts will start the game one place above Whites on goal difference and they drew 1-1 at Worthing last Monday.

LAST TIME WE MET AT PRIORY LANE –  OCTOBER 24th 2015

Dover reached the first round of the FA Cup for the third consecutive season after Sean Raggett headed home a 92nd-minute winner in a hard-fought 2-1 win at Eastbourne Borough.

The game looked set to go to a replay when defender Raggett powered home Nicky Deverdics’ corner.

Stefan Payne gave Whites the lead in the third minute before the hosts through substitute Gavin McCallum in the 77th minute.

Dover: Walker, Magri, Orlu, Grimes, Raggett, Thomas, Parkinson, Deverdics, Ajala (Modeste 68mins), Miller (Murphy 81mins), Payne. Subs not used: Diallo, Ofori-Acheampong, Rafferty, Sterling, Kinnear Jnr.

Attendance: 821

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Midfielder Jordan Higgs (pictured) is unavailable after limping off with a foot injury in the second half of the 3-0 defeat at Ebbsfleet United on Monday.

Defender Alex Green (elbow) will again be missing while his former Academy team-mate George Nikaj joined Ashford United on loan on Friday.

DOVER COLOURS

For fans heading to the game wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our all-blue kit.

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Kent will be providing updates HERE

Please note that there will be NO live updates on Twitter @DAFCLiveText

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the information HERE 

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Chelmsford City v Havant & Waterlooville
Cheshunt v Farnborough
Chippenham Town v Dartford
Concord Rangers v Braintree Town
Ebbsfleet United v Bath City
Hungerford Town v Taunton Town
Slough Town v Hampton & Richmond
St Albans City v Worthing
Tonbridge Angels v Dulwich Hamlet
Welling United v Oxford City
Weymouth v Hemel Hempstead Town

FORWARD GOES ON LOAN

Teenage winger George Nikaj has today joined Isthmian League Ashford United on loan for a month.

The Academy graduate has made one substitute appearance for Andy Hessenthaler’s team this season, coming on late in the 2-1 National League South defeat against Tonbridge Angels at Crabble last month.

We wish George and Ashford United all the very best in his time at Homelands.

VIDEO: MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Head to DAFCtv on YouTube to watch the highlights from Saturday’s 4-0 National League South win against Hemel Hempstead Town at Crabble.

 

POST-MATCH VIDEO | MITCH BRUNDLE | DOVER 4-0 HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN

Player/coach Mitch Brundle spoke to BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Gerrard after the 4-0 win at Crabble on Saturday.

Jake Goodman and Jordan Higgs put Whites 2-0 up at half-time before goals from teenagers Noah Carney and Luke Baptiste completed the scoring as Andy Hessenthaler’s side ended a two-match losing run.

It was Carney’s second consecutive goal after coming off the bench last weekend too, while Baptiste’s spectacular effort was the first of his senior career.

Alfie Pavey also had his penalty saved in the first half.

Defender Goodman marked his first league start at Crabble this season by putting his side ahead with a stunning overhead kick in the 16th minute before Higgs fired home six minutes later.

Carney, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes, made it 3-0 five minutes from time before Baptiste finished the game in style after a fine run and finish just before the final whistle.

Dover: Sandford, Judd, Paxman, Goodman, Brundle, Higgs, Martin (Carney 83mins), Wanadio, Baptiste, Pavey (Grant 89mins), Kandi (Krasniqi 74mins). Subs not used: Nelson, Moses.

 

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER V HEMEL HEMPSTEAD TOWN

Whites will be aiming to put two consecutive National League South defeats behind them when Andy Hessenthaler’s side hosts Hemel Hempstead Town at Crabble on Saturday (3pm).

The Tudors, who start the game18th on the table, one place below Dover, have also lost their past two league games.

They lost 3-2 at home against visiting Welling United last Saturday and 3-1 at Braintree Town the previous Tuesday.

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Young defender Alex Green is the only player unavailable through injury for the game after he damaged ligaments in his elbow in training this week.

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make it, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for this game can be purchased at the turnstile only.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £16

Over 60 – £14

Under 18 – £8

Under 11s continue to be free with paying adult

PROGRAMME

You can download your COYW digital matchday magazine for the game HERE

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Braintree Town v Tonbridge Angels
Chippenham Town v Hungerford Town
Concord Rangers v Ebbsfleet United
Dartford v Worthing
Eastbourne Borough v Dulwich Hamlet
Farnborough v Bath City
Hampton & Richmond v Havant & Waterlooville
Slough Town v Cheshunt
St Albans City v Taunton Town
Welling United v Chelmsford City
Weymouth v Oxford City

MATCH REPORT: HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE 4-2 DOVER

Whites suffered a second straight National League South defeat and a second defeat of the season as The Hawks maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Muhammadu Faal turned home from close range to give his side the lead in the 16th minute before Alfie Pavey equalised against one of his former clubs nine minutes later.

Faal restored the lead from the penalty spot after Jake Goodman’s handball eight minutes before half-time.

Millwall loanee Ryan Sandford denied Faal from completing a hat-trick four minutes after the break when he saved his penalty.

However, just two minutes later, the hosts increased their lead when Jake McCarthy curled home past an unsighted Sandford.

James Roberts headed home to make it 4-1 in the 74th minute before second-half substitute, 18-year-old forward Noah Carney, reduced the deficit with his first senior goal five minutes from time.

The defeat sees Dover drop to 17th on the table ahead of Saturday’s game against Hemel Hempstead Town at Crabble.

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER VS TONBRIDGE ANGELS

Manager Andy Hessenthaler will be in the dugout for the first time this season when we host Tonbridge Angels at Crabble tonight (7.45pm).

Hess missed the opening two games through suspension with Academy manager Mike Sandmann deputising as we drew at Worthing before beating visiting Hungerford Town last Saturday.

Sandmann will be alongside the manager tonight in the first Kent Derby of the campaign.

Tonbridge, managed by Jay Saunders, have made an unbeaten start to the season after winning 3-1 at Weymouth before drawing 1-1 at Slough Town last Saturday.

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson, defender Will Moses, midfielder George Wilkinson, and forward Reece Grant are all still missing through injury.

COVERAGE 

We will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for this game can be purchased at the turnstile only.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £16

Over 60 – £14

Under 18 – £8

Under 11s continue to be free with paying adult

PROGRAMME

You can download your COYW digital matchday magazine for the game HERE

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Braintree v Hemel Hempstead Town

Chippenham Town v Oxford City

Concord Rangers v Dulwich Hamlet

Dartford v Havant & Waterlooville

Eastbourne Borough v Ebbsfleet

Farnborough v Taunton Town

Hampton & Richmond v Bath City

Slough Town v Chelmsford City

St Albans City v Hungerford Town

Welling v Cheshunt

Weymouth v Worthing