Category: First Team News

PREVIEW: FYLDE V WHITES

Athletic will be aiming to secure back-to-back wins following their thrilling 4-3 victory against Havant & Waterlooville in midweek.

And Chris Kinnear’s men will be aiming to do something they have never done before when they make the 330-mile trip to Mill Farm this weekend.

You see, Dover have never beaten their Lancashire opponents, losing their two previous meetings.

Dave Challinor’s side also come into the game unbeaten in four National League matches.  Fylde have won two and drawn two of their games so far and four points above Whites in the current standings on eight points.

WHAT THE GAFFERS SAY

DOVER BOSS CHRIS KINNEAR

“Fylde were arguably the best club we faced last season.  They have good players and a good manager with great facilities.  They go about their business with dignity and are not at all flash with what they have got. It’s not a place you don’t like to go to and hopefully we can get something from the game.”

FYLDE BOSS DAVE CHALLINOR

“We have been good up to now, but we can be so much better.  I’m hoping to get one or two in to help pad out the squad and make us a little bit more stirdy, especially against the more physical teams.  Set pieces are massively important at this level and Dover will another really tough match, but one we go into full of confidence.”

FYLDE PLAYER TO WATCH

Prolific striker Danny Rowe ended the 2017/18 campaign as joint top scorer in the National League.  The 28-year old has already netted three times this season, including the opening goal of the game at home to Solihull Moors on Tuesday night.

TOP SCORERS

Dover’s Jamie Allen and Fylde’s Danny Rowe both lead the way for their respective teams with three goals each so far this season.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

24/02/18 – AFC Fylde 3-1 Dover
25/11/17 – Dover 0-1 AFC Fylde

TICKET NEWS

The match kicks off at 3pm and the prices are as follows

Adults: £14

Junior (Under 16s):  £5

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow shirts.

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

ALDERSHOT TOWN V HARROGATE TOWN
BARNET V EBBSFLEET UNITED
BRAINTEE TOWN V HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE
BROMLEY V GATESHEAD
EASTLEIGH V WREXHAM
FC HALIFAX TOWN V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT V BOREHAM WOOD
MAIDSTONE UNITED V BARROW
SALFORD CITY V CHESTERFIELD
SOLIHULL MOORS V SUTTON UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Leyton Orient on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August and it’s not too late to book your place on it.

The prices are as follows:

Adult member £18, adult non-member £33, youth member (Under 18) £8, youth non-member £12 and accompanied child (Under 16) £8.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Eastleigh.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Kevin Lokko speaks to the camera after scoring the winning goal in Tuesday’s thrilling 4-3 home win over Havant & Waterlooville.

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Boss Chris Kinnear speaks to the camera following Dover’s 4-3 home win against Havant & Waterlooville on Tuesday night.

PREVIEW: HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE

Whites are back at Crabble on Tuesday night looking to secure their first win of the current National League campaign.

Luke Armstrong’s late winner meant Chris Kinnear’s men have picked up a solitary point from their first three games.

And Dover face a side still also waiting for their victory of the season.

Having secured back-to-back promotions, Lee Bradbury’s Hawks have picked up two points thus far, drawing with both Boreham Wood (0-0) and Fylde (1-1) following an opening day defeat at Barrow (0-3).

HAVANT PLAYER TO WATCH

Nicke Kabamba notched his side’s first goal in the National League on Saturday.  The former Portsmouth striker, who scored against Whites’ at Crabble for Aldershot last season, levelled in the home game with Fylde with a stunning 25-yard strike.

WHAT THE GAFFERS SAY

DOVER BOSS CHRIS KINNEAR

”It’s a very important game, but they all are.  Havant have gone up twice on the bounce and are used to winning, so our lads must not think they are in for an easy game, because it won’t be.”

HAVANT BOSS LEE BRADBURY

”Dover is always a tough place to go and they are now an experienced side at this level.  They are the sort of team we want to replicate, they went up four years ago and are now pushing every year to get in the play-offs if not promotion.”

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

10/01/15:  Havant 0-1 Dover (FA Trophy)
10/03/14:  Havant 3-4 Dover
19/10/13:  Dover 0-0 Havant
16/04/13:  Havant 1-1 Dover

TICKET NEWS

Adults: £17

Over 60’s: £14

Under 18s: £8

Under 11s: Free

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

AFC FYLDE V SOLIHULL MOORS
ALDERSHOT TOWN V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
BARROW V CHESTERFIELD
BOREHAM WOOD V GATESHEAD
BRAINTREE TOWN V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
BROMLEY V EASTLEIGH
EBBSFLEET UNITED V SUTTON UNITED
HARROGATE TOWN V BARNET
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V WREXHAM
MAIDSTONE UNITED V LEYTON ORIENT
LEYTON ORIENT V FC HALIFAX TOWN

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Fylde on Saturday 18th August and it’s not too late to book your place on it.

The coach leaves Crabble at 7am and the prices are as follows:

Adult members £35, adult non-members £50, youth (Under 18) £25 and accompanied child (Under 16 £20).

There is also a coach going to Leyton Orient on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.  The coach leaves Crabble at 11:15am and the costs are:

Adult members £18, adult non-members £33, youth member (Under 18) £8, youth non-member £12 and accompanied under 16 £8.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Havant & Waterlooville.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

PREVIEW: GATESHEAD V WHITES

Dover travel to Tyne and Wear on Saturday hoping to build on Tuesday night’s encouraging display at Bromley.

A late penalty denied Chris Kinnear’s men all three points, but Athletic’s boss will no doubt be impressed with his side’s level of performance in the 2-2 draw at Hayes Lane.

However, this weekend’s opponents Gateshead, tipped by many to struggle in the National League this campaign following a decision to go part-time, start Saturday’s game with a maximum points tally so far.

Steve Watson’s men followed up an opening 3-1 win at Maidenhead with a 2-1 win home against Salford City in midweek.

WHAT THE GAFFERS SAY

DOVER ASSISTANT JAKE LEBERL

“Gateshead have gone with a younger squad this season, which can sometimes help as it allows their boss to create his thing there now.  They have started really well and we are expecting a very difficult game.”

GATESHEAD BOSS STEVE WATSON

“Dover will be a different type of challenge than Salford, but saying that they were using the same tactics that Dover might do on Saturday.  We showed on Tuesday night we can play football when we really want to.”

GATESHEAD PLAYER TO WATCH

Striker Luke Armstrong, son of former Premier League striker Alun, has hit three goals in his side’s two opening two National League fixtures, including a double on his competive home debut against Salford City.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

21/04/18:  Dover 3-2 Gateshead

28/10/17:  Gateshead 0-0 Dover

01/04/17:  Dover 2-0 Gateshead

08/10/16:  Gateshead 4-2 Dover

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue shirts.

TICKET NEWS

The match kicks off at 3pm and ticket prices are as follows:

Adults:  £15
Concessions:  £8
16-17 year olds / Students:  £5
Under 16s:  £3
Under 12s (Accompanied by an adult):  Free
Family ticket (Two adults and two under 16s):  £25

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

WREXHAM V BOREHAM WOOD (12:35pm)

BARNET V EASTLEIGH

BROMLEY V HARROGATE TOWN

CHESTERFIELD V BRAINTREE TOWN

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V MAIDENHEAD UNITED

FC HALIFAX TOWN V MAIDSTONE UNITED

HARTLEPOOL UNITED V EBBSFLEET UNITED

HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE V AFC FYLDE

LEYTON ORIENT V BARROW

SOLIHULL MOORS V ALDERSHOT TOWN

SUTTON UNITED V SALFORD CITY

AWAY TRAVEL

There is also a coach travelling to Fylde on Saturday 18th August and it’s not too late to book your place on it.

The prices are as follows:

Adult members £35, adult non-members £50, youth (Under 18) £25 and accompanied child (Under 16 £20).

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Havant & Waterlooville.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.

Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Goalscorer Jamie Allen has his say following Whites’ 2-2 draw at Bromley on Tuesday night.