Category: Club News

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Goalscorer Nassim L’Ghoul spoke to the camera following our 1-1 home draw with Hartlepool United.

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Boss Andy Hessenthaler shares his thoughts on our 1-1 home draw against Hartlepool United in the National League.

LATEST FROM THE ACADEMY

It was a happy New Year for the academy as Tuesday night’s Kent Senior Cup game against Faversham Town saw five of Mike Sandmann’s youngsters make their first team debuts.

Harrison Pont and Will Moses played the full 90 minutes of Athletic’s 4-2 Kent Senior Cup second round win at Salters Lane, with Harrison Kempston, Zack Jobe and Bepe Paldon also making their bow for Dover as substitutes.

About the first-team debutants, academy manager Sandmann said: “It was fantastic experience for them.  We want to get as many of our lads experience playing men’s football and learning off other experienced players will only continue to aid their development.”

Elsewhere, Squad One lost their first game of the season as they succumbed to a tight 2-1 defeat against Bromley.  With the scores level at one apiece, young Whites missed a spot-kick with the Ravens going on to win the match.

Sandmann said:  “We had our chances and missed a penalty when it was still 1-1.  It just wasn’t our day and all credit to Bromley who deserved the win.

“It’s the first time we have lost a league game in over a year and a half.  I believe this defeat is something the players need as a group and I am looking forward to seeing how they respond against Eastleigh next week in the cup.

“We know Eastleigh well as we played them in the Champions of Champions final in May and they are still unbeaten this season, so we know it’s going to be a tough game.”

Meanwhile, it was a happier start to 2020 for Squad Two as they picked up their first back-to-back victories of the season with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace.

A goal each from George Young and David Igbedion secured the result for the youngsters.

Sandmann said: “The players are working really hard and after a tough start, their resilience is paying off and we are really pleased about that.”

If anyone is interested in joining the Academy please get in contact with msandmann@abbeyschoolfaversham.co.uk for details of our upcoming trials.

 

WOODS WINS DOVER GOAL OF THE MONTH

Michael Woods’ goal at Ebbsfleet last month has been selected as our best goal from December by Dover fans.

His fine finish was chosen by over 50% of Athletic supporters.

The midfielder’s fine finish at the Kuflink Stadium was the difference as Athletic won the Kent derby 1-0 on Saturday 28th December.

You can watch Woods’ goal once again below.

DECEMBER 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 shortly after 5 pm on Monday 6th January.

(Commentary credit:  BBC Radio Kent)

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Captain Kevin Lokko had his say following Dover’s 1-0 win at Ebbsfleet United on Saturday.

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Manager Andy Hessenthaler spoke to the camera following Whites’ 1-0 win at Ebbsfleet on Saturday.

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Boss Andy Hessenthaler gives his view on his side’s 3-0 home win against Bromley in the National League on Boxing Day.