Category: First Team News

PREVIEW: MAIDENHEAD V WHITES

The battle to avoid the drop heats up on Saturday as Athletic travel to Berkshire to face the Magpies.

Both sides will have been bouyed by impressive wins at promotion-chasing sides a week ago.

Alan Devonshire’s men won 1-0 at Leyton Orient while Athletic were 3-1 victors at ambitious Salford City.

Maidenhead now sit 18th on the National League ladder, three points above the relegation trapdoor and just a single point ahead of 20th placed Dover.

Boss Andy Hessenthaler will want Whites’ to continue their strong away league form, having seen his side win three and draw once in their last four National League matches on the road.

The Magpies will be desperate to improve their recent home form, having accrued seven points from their last 10 matches at York Road, though they were winners in their last home match – a 1-0 triumph over Boreham Wood on February 9th to make it make it back-to-back league wins.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

03/11/18:  Dover 2-0 Maidenhead
14/04/18:  Maidenhead 3-2 Dover
21/10/17:  Dover 1-1 Maidenhead
15/03/14:  Maidenhead 1-2 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF MAIDENHEAD’S LAST FIVE MATCHES

16/02/18:  Leyton Orient 0-1 Maidenhead
09/02/18:  Maidenhead 1-0 Boreham Wood
26/01/18:  Wrexham 1-0 Maidenhead
19/01/18:  Maidenhead 1-2 Solihull
15/01/18:  Maidstone 2-4 Maidenhead

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Adrian Clifton has netted 11 times in the league this campaign.

TEAM COLOURS

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

MATCHDAY TICKET PRICES

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

Adults: £15
Concessions (Senior Citizen / UB40 / NUS):  £10
Under 16s:  £5

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 2:15pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

BARROW V EBBSFLEET UNITED
BRAINTREE TOWN V ALDERSHOT TOWN
CHESTERFIELD V HARROGATE TOWN
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V SUTTON UNITED
FC HALIFAX TOWN V HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE
GATESHEAD V WREXHAM
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V BROMLEY
SALFORD CITY V EASTLEIGH

 

MCNAMARA LOAN DEAL EXTENDED

Dover Athletic are delighted to announce that Millwall defender Danny McNamara’s loan spell has been extended until March 23rd.

The 20-year-old right-back arrived from the Championship side on January 23rd and made his debut in National League clash at Havant & Waterlooville.

He has played three games since then and scored his first goal at senior level in the 3-1 win at Salford City last Saturday.

 

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Gaffer Andy Hessenthaler has his say following Athletic’s 3-1 win away at Salford on Saturday.

 

PREVIEW: SALFORD V WHITES

Whites travel to Lancashire on Saturday for a first ever visit to the Peninsula Stadium.

Dover boss Andy Hessenthaler will be aiming to get his team back to winning ways after seeing Athletic slip back into the bottom four on goal difference following last Saturday’s last-minute home defeat to Harrogate Town.

It’s now four league games without victory for Dover but Salford are also on their own winless run in the National League.

Draws with Halifax and Gateshead were followed by a surprise loss at bottom-of-the-table Braintree Town last week, which saw Graham Alexander’s men drop to fifth spot in the league table, six points off leaders Solihull Moors, but with a game in hand on the current leaders.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

06/10/18:  Dover 1-4 Salford

HIGHLIGHTS OF SALFORD’S LAST FIVE MATCHES

12/02/19:  Maidstone 3-0 Salford (FA Trophy)
09/02/19:  Braintree 1-0 Salford
05/02/19:  Salford 1-1 Maidstone (FA Trophy)
26/01/19:  Halifax 1-1 Salford
19/01/19:  Salford 1-1 Gateshead

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Adam Rooney leads the Salford scoring charts with 20.

TEAM COLOURS

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

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

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

Adults: £10
Concessions (Over 60, Children 5-16, Students with ID):  £5
Under 5s:  Free

Dover Athletic Supporters are invited to use Turnstile ‘A’ – Moor Lane East (the end nearest to the church).

The East Stand terrace has 1,200 standing spaces, with 200 unreserved seats available in Block ‘H’ of the North Stand – there is no extra charge for seating.

Supporters are not segregated for this game, so visiting fans are welcome to use the Kitbag Fanzone and ’92 bar.

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 2:15pm

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

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

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach going to Maidenhead on Saturday 23rd February and it’s not too late to book your place on it!

The coach leaves Crabble at 11:15am and the prices are as follows:

Adult member £20, Adult non-member £35, youth member (U18) £10, youth non-member £15 and accompanied under 16 £10.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.

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: MANAGER REACTION

Andy Hessenthaler has his say following Whites’ 3-2 home defeat to Harrogate Town on Saturday.

LOKKO WINS LEAGUE AWARD

Defender Kevin Lokko has been named the Vanamara National League Player of the Month for January.

The 23-year-old, who made the move to Crabble from League 2 Stevenage on a two-year deal last June, has made 26 appearances this season.

An England C international, our No.5 has scored an impressive six goals so far this season and is our second leading scorer, just two behind striker Inih Effiong.

Many congratulations Kevin from all of us at the club.

WINGER HEADS OUT ON LOAN

Winger Kadell Daniel has joined National League South side Margate on loan until March 9th.

The 24-year-old, who re-signed for us in June 2018 after making 39 appearances in his debut season with the club in the 2017/18 campaign, has featured 17 times this season.

His last appearance was in the FA Trophy win at Havant & Waterlooville last month.

We wish him all the best in his time at Hartsdown Park.