Category: First Team News

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STONES MATCH POSTPONED

Our match away to Wealdstone on Tuesday 19th January has been postponed due the Stones now playing Gloucester City in the FA Trophy on Monday 18th January.

The FA Trophy match at Grosvenor Vale, due to have been played on Saturday 16th January, has been moved back two days due to a waterlogged pitch.

A new date for the National League fixture will be announced in due course.

MATCH PREVIEW: WREXHAM VS DOVER

Dover travel to Wrexham on Saturday, looking to continue their impressive record of having never lost at the Racecourse ground in five previous visits.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men ended of run of five straight defeats on Tuesday evening with a 1-1 draw against Boreham Wood.  Athletic fell behind in the first half through Kabonga Tshimanga’s accurate finish, however TJ Bramble’s first league goal for Dover midway through the second half made sure the points were shared at Crabble.

This was only Whites’ second league game since 21st November due to two separate COVID-19 isolation periods.

Wrexham have played six league games in that time, winning two, drawing one and losing three. The Dragons have not played since the end of December following postponements.

Saturday’s game was one of the many games that were previously moved back due to COVID-19, with the original game supposed to have been played on 12th December.

Dean Keates’ side currently sit in 16th in the National League table, having picked up 6 wins in the 14 games they’ve played this season. Despite being in the bottom half of the table, they only sit three points off a playoff spot and have games in hand over many sides above them.

The two teams only came up against each other once last season, as the game at the Racecourse was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Dover came away with a 2-1 victory in the only game between the two sides last season. Despite going behind in the first half through Mark Harris, a Ricky Modeste  goal followed by an injury time own goal from Shaun Pearson sealed victory for Whites.

Saturday’s game will see the away side come up against a familiar face in Anthony Jeffrey, who joined The Dragons in September after leaving Whites at the end of last season.

Jeffrey has played eight times for the Welsh club, however has not been in the last two Wrexham squads.  If the ex-white does play, it will be his 150th league game in his career.

Wrexham’s Player to Watch

Adi Yussuf, who joined the club on loan from Blackpool this summer, is the top scorer for the club so far this season with five goals in 12 games. He is also a very experienced player in this league with over 100 games to his name.

Coverage 

This game will be played behind closed doors, however, you can watch the game over on Wrexham’s website.

Details on how to buy your match pass can be found here.

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

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Captain Sam Wood shared his view following Dover’s 1-1 home draw against Boreham Wood on Tuesday evening.

 

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER VS BOREHAM WOOD

We are back in action for the first time since Boxing Day tonight when Boreham Wood visit Crabble in the Vanarama National League.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men have not played since the narrow 1-0 defeat to Dagenham and Redbridge at the same venue.

The following trip to Sutton was postponed due to a positive Covid-19 test result in the U’s camp before our game at Daggers was also postponed due to a covid investigation.

Our players and staff then spent 10 days in self-isolation meaning Weymouth’s visit to Crabble last Saturday was also called off.

We still have six players self-isolating, while Josh Passley is suspended following his red card against Dagenham.

Since Whites’ last game, Boreham Wood have only played one league game, beating Barnet 3-0 live on BT Sport.

Most recently, Wood was knocked out of the FA Cup in the Third Round by Championship side Millwall, losing 2-0.

Manager Luke Garrard’s side currently sits 11th in the National League. having picked up six wins in their first 13 games and are15 points ahead of Whites in the table.

Garrard was also named Vanamara National League manager of the month for December.

Athletic will look to make amends for last season’s 2-0 defeat in this fixture as goals from Sorba Thomas and Justin Shaibu condemned Whites to their third consecutive loss at that point.

The game will see the return of Femi Ilesanmi to Crabble.

The defender spent one season with us, which was sandwiched between a previous spell at Boreham Wood and his current spell at Meadow Lane.

Whilst at Crabble, Ilesanmi played 45 times in the National League, scoring twice.

Boreham Wood’s Player to Watch

Kabongo Tshimanga was the second top scorer in the National League last season with 19 goals and he’s continued that form into this season with The striker scoring seven goals and getting one assist so far this campaign.

Coverage

This game will be played behind closed doors, however, you can watch the game for £8 on DAFCtv.

Details on how to buy your match pass can be found here.

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

LIVE STREAM PASS ON SALE

We are back in National League action against Boreham Wood at Crabble on Tuesday.

The game will be played behind closed doors, but you can watch all the action through our live stream.

The price is £8, which includes a free Video On Demand (VOD) replay, allowing you to watch the game again at a different time.

To purchase your virtual ticket for the fixture, simply visit www.247.tv/dafctv 

Please also note the service does not support casting to TVs from iPhones or iPads.  It does support Chromecast on Android and Airplay on Safari Browser.  Supporters will need at least 3mb of available bandwidth to watch the stream.

All Supporter support issues will be dealt with by 247.tv – they can be contacted via their e-mail livesupport@247.tv  

DAGGERS DATE CONFIRMED

Our postponed National League game at Dagenham & Redbridge now been re-arranged.

We will make the trip to The Chigwell Construction Stadium on March 30th with the game kicking off at 7pm.

The original game was postponed on January 2nd due to a COVID-19 investigation.

Please continue to stay safe one and all.

 

NEW DATE FOR SUTTON

We can confirm that our postponed National League game away at Sutton United has now been re-arranged.

We will now make the trip to The Borough Sports Ground on February 16th with the game kicking off at 7pm.

The original game was postponed on December 28th due to a positive COVID-19 result being returned in the U’s cam

Please continue to stay safe one and all.