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.
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.
The match kicks off at 3pm and the prices are as follows
Junior (Under 16s): £5
For those wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow shirts.
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
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.