Category: Club News

MIKE SANDMANN’S ACADEMY UPDATE

Rolando Onu’s goal was not enough as Squad One had to settle for a point against an Aldershot Town unbeaten since the beginning of December in the National League South Division.

After being forced into two early changes through injury, the young Whites responded well and took the lead after a good bit of play left Onu with the simple task of tapping home a cross into the box.

However, the lead didn’t last too long, with The Shots equalising from a set piece on the stroke of half time.

The second half continued to be a very even affair, with both teams having chances. The best chance fell for Aaron Walker in the dying moments of the game, only for his late effort to strike the post

Academy manager Mike Sandmann said: “It was disappointing to concede from a set piece just before half-time, but in the end a draw was probably fair.

“I have to give credit to our lads today, they showed great character against a side who are on an unbeaten run.  For me Aldershot are the best team we have come up against this season.”

Meanwhile, Squad Two were overpowered by a strong Whyteleafe side in a 9-2 defeat.  At 3-2, White’s youngsters had chances to level, however those missed opportunities were punished with their opponents scoring six without reply.

Sandmann said: “Despite the scoreline, it could have been different game completely if we had equalised with the score at 3-2.

“It’s a tough afternoon for everyone but we can learn plenty from playing against a very good side.

Elsewhere, the Development Squad will be happy with a point after a 3-3 draw away to King Henry School.

Two goals from George Nikaj and a third by Reece Jobe secured a well-deserved point against the league leaders.

OGIE WINS GOAL JANUARY OF THE MONTH

Shadrach Ogie’s strike against Aldershot Town has been chosen as the best Dover goal from January by Dover fans.

The loanee’s run and finish in the National League on Saturday 25th January won the monthly contest with over 60% of the votes.

You can see the defender’s goal once again below.

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Michael Woods spoke to the camera following his late winner in our 2-1 home win against Barrow on Tuesday evening.

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Boss Andy Hessenthaler gives his view following our 2-1 home win against Barrow on Tuesday evening.

JANUARY GOAL OF THE MONTH

We have selected our top four finishes from last month and we need you fans to pick your favourite.

Simply cast your votes on our social media via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – or simply add A, B, C or D in the comment section below.

The winner will be revealed on Wednesday 5th February.

(Commentary credit:  BBC Radio Kent)

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Saturday’s goalscorer Inih Effiong speaks to the camera following our 2-0 win at Stockport County.

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Dover boss Andy Hessenthaler shares his thoughts on his team’s 2-0 win away at Stockport on Saturday.

 

BEDFORD JOINS HAMLET

Joe Bedford has joined Dulwich Hamlet on loan.

The midfielder has made two appearances for Whites this campaign, featuring at Weymouth in the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying Round and at King’s Lynn Town in the second round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

The 22-year-old will be with the National League South side for one month.

Good luck Joe!

KEEPER JOINS ON LOAN

Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer has joined the club on loan until the end of the season

The-20-year-old Australian-born stopper penned a new two-year deal with Charlton last July.

He made his senior debut in the Checkatrade Trophy against Swansea City U21s last season and has appeared on the first-team bench on numerous occasions over the past two seasons.

Ashley, who will wear the number 24 shirt, has also had loan spells with Chelmsford City, Hampton & Richmond and Dulwich Hamlet in his time with Charlton.

Welcome to Dover Athletic, Ashley!