Category: First Team News

PREVIEW: WHITES V BOREHAM WOOD

Dover will be aiming for a third consecutive win on Tuesday night at Crabble, but recent history does not make good reading for Chris Kinnear’s side.

You see, Whites have lost their last three games to The Wood, conceding 12 and scoring just once in the process.

However, only four players from the current squad featured in any of those games and Athletic go into the match buoyed by recent victories at Tranmere and Aldershot.

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard has bought in eight new players over the summer, including recent loan signing Blair Turgott from Stevenage.

The striker scored 12 goals for Bromley in the National League last season.

BOREHAM WOOD’S RECENT FORM

BOREHAM WOOD 2-0 LEYTON ORIENT

Dan Woodwards and Kieran Murtagh were on the scoresheet as Wood beat Orient in front of a record crowd of 1,920 at Meadow Park.

Woodards opened the scoring on 34 minutes with a half-volley after Bruno Andrade and David Stephens both missed chances for the hosts.

Murtagh doubled the lead five mins after the break, sliding home Andrade’s pull-back.

The win sees Luke Garrard’s men climb up to eighth spot on the ladder.

PREVIOUS MEETING

14/03/17: BOREHAM WOOD 5-0 WHITES

Dover suffered their equal heaviest defeat of the season after crashing to a 5-0 loss.

Ricky Shakes led the way for the home side with a hat-trick while Bruno Andrade bagged a double.

Wood broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when Andrade raced through to lob over Steve Arnold after Jamie Grimes slipped while trying to get the ball back to his goalkeeper.

Shakes doubled the advantage 11 minutes later – in controversial circumstances.

Arnold appeared to have the ball in his hands after sliding out to save before Shakes’ challenged and then raced towards goal to score, despite the Dover appeals.

The hosts added a third in the 70th minute when Andrade slotted home the rebound after Shakes had beaten Arnold to a long ball over the top.

Shakes completed his hat-trick with two goals in three minutes after two lightning breaks from inside his own half as his side completed the double over Dover this season.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

09/08/16: Dover 1-4 Boreham Wood
28/03/16: Boreham Wood 3-0 Dover
31/08/15: Dover 2-1 Boreham Wood

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Seniors (Over 60’s) – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

COYW MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Winger Kadell Daniel is the cover star for Tuesday’s programme while the feature interview is with Aussie Giancarlo Gallifuoco.

You will also be able to read the thoughts of assistant boss Jake Leberl and catch up with Lee Hook’s humorous take on life at Crabble in his regular column.

All this and much more for just £2.50.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

BARROW V GUISELEY
BROMLEY V TORQUAY UNITED
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V SUTTON UNITED
EASTLEIGH V MAIDSTONE UNITED
EBBSFLEET UNITED V ALDERSHOT TOWN
GATESHEAD V CHESTER
LEYTON ORIENT V FC HALIFAX TOWN
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V AFC FYLDE
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V TRANMERE
WOKING V SOLIHULL MOORS
WREXHAM V HARTLEPOOL UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Guiseley on Saturday 23rd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 7am and the cost is as follows:

Adults members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Boreham Wood and Chester.

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

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Giancarlo Gallifuoco talked to the camera after scoring his first league goal for Whites in a 2-0 win at Aldershot on Saturday.

 

WHITES GO TOP WITH WIN AT SHOTS

Dover rose into first place on the National League ladder with a 2-0 win at Aldershot on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

A header from Giancarlo Gallifuoco and a wonderful solo goal from substitute Kadell Daniel saw Athletic win at the EBB Stadium for the first time.

The home side started brightly and Connor Essam had to be alert to cut out Jim Kellerman’s early cross.

The midfielder would have then been clear on goal from Matt McClure’s clever pass, but the ball eluded his outstretched leg.

The pressure continued and Mitch Brundle was brave in blocking Jake Gallagher’s first time shot from Scott Rendell’s lay-off.

The match’s first effort on target came via Manny Parry for the visitors, but his header from Gallifuoco’s cross lacked the power needed to beat Jake Cole.

But Dover did beat the home keeper in the 35th minute.

A short corner from Brundle found Nortei Nortey and the midfielder’s floated ball into the area was powered home by Australian Gallifuoco.

McClure cut in and fired at Mitch Walker from an angle and Jamie Allen produced a similar effort at the other end as half-time loomed.

Dover started strongly following the break, Allen fired over after controlling Brundle’s cross-field pass and the Whites skipper then sent Josh Passley clear, but the right-back miscontrolled the ball.

Mitch Walker produced a stunning save to prevent James Rowe from finding the top corner and that save proved crucial as the visitors doubled their lead on 65 minutes.

Daniel, who had entered the fray four minutes earlier, picked the ball up on the half-way line and ran towards the box before firing a low left-footed effort across Cole and into the net.

The winger then stung the palms of the home stopper with a fierce angled drive.

Sub Fabien Robert was found in space by a smart threaded pass, but Walker was out quickly to block his effort.

The visiting stopper also caught McClure’s late effort as Whites held on to record back-to-back victories.

Earlier, Kinnear named the same side that started last Saturday’s match at Tranmere Rovers. Chris Lewington replaced Aziz Deen-Conteh on the bench.

Dover: Walker, Passley, Essam, Gallifuoco, Parry, Ilesanmi, Brundle (c), Pinnock (Daniel 61), Nortey, Allen (Fazakerley), Bird (Sho-Silva 63).

Subs not used: Richards, Lewington.

Attendance: 1862

KENT CUP DATE SET

Our defence of the Kent Reliance Senior Cup starts with a second round clash against Sittingbourne at Crabble on September 19th.

Sittingbourne beat FavershamTown 2-1 in the opening round to advance to the next stage.

Dover won the cup after beating Welling United 2-0 in the final at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium last May.

Ross Lafayette and Aswad Thomas scored the goals as Dover won the trophy for the first time since 1991.

The tie with Sittingbourne kicks-off at 7.45pm and the club have reduced the admission price for the game down to just £5 for adults, while under-11s get in for free.

PREVIEW: ALDERSHOT TOWN V WHITES

Dover will be looking to put in another impressive away performance when they visit the EBB Stadium on Saturday.

Ryan Bird’s late penalty sealed victory at Tranmere last weekend and Chris Kinnear’s men face another tough test on the road.

Aldershot’s home record this season boasts three wins and just one defeat, but Whites have an identical record on their travels.

And  both sides also have 14 points each so far, with fifth-placed Shots one place above Athletic in the table on goal difference.

ALDERSHOT’S RECENT FORM

ALDERSHOT TOWN 1-0 SOLIHULL MOORS

Shamir Fenelon’s early goal ended Shots four-game winless run.

The attacker converted Bobby-Joe Taylor’s cross to score his fourth of the season.

The visitors should have been level when George Carline sent Oladapo Afolayan clear, but the striker was unable to control the ball at the crucial moment.

Late in the game, Nathan Vaughan kept his team in the tie with a fine double save to deny both Taylor and Jake Gallagher.

PREVIOUS MEETING

17/04/17: ALDERSHOT TOWN 1 DOVER 0

A late Shots penalty dented Dover’s play-off aspirations at the EBB Stadium.

Referee Neil Hare pointed to the spot after Connor Essam’s mis-timed challenge on Jake Gallagher.

Matt McClure’s 75th minute spot kick saw the home side replace Whites in fifth spot, but boss Chris Kinnear’s men were only one place and one point behind their promotion rivals with a game in hand.

Chris Kinnear Jr missed a glorious chance to equalise in injury time. The midfielder scuffed wide with the goal at his mercy after Ricky Miller’s blocked shot rebounded to him.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

29/08/16: Dover 1-2 Aldershot
05/12/15: Dover 5-2 Aldershot
18/08/15: Aldershot 1-1 Dover

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their white ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults:  Seating £19, standing £17.
Concession (Over 65, Military Personnel ID required, Students 16-21 ID required):  Seating £15, standing £13.
Junior 11-16:  Seating £7, standing £5.
Under 11:  Free (With paying adult – max. 2 per adult).

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, 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

AFC FYLDE V BROMLEY
BOREHAM WOOD V LEYTON ORIENT
CHESTER V EBBSFLEET UNITED
FC HALIFAX TOWN V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
GUISELEY V EASTLEIGH
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
MAIDSTONE UNITED V WOKING
SOLIHULL MOORS V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
SUTTON UNITED V GATESHEAD
TORQUAY UNITED V WREXHAM
TRANMERE ROVERS V BARROW

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Guiseley on Saturday 23rd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 7am and the cost is as follows:

Adults members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the games against Boreham Wood and Solihull Moors.

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

WHITES WIN AT TRANMERE

Ryan Bird’s 79th minute penalty stunned a 4000-strong home crowd as Dover won 1-0 in front of the BT Sport cameras at Prenton Park on Saturday.

The striker rammed the ball down the middle of the goal after being fouled in the box by Ritchie Sutton.

The visitors started brightly with Mitch Pinnock’s 30-yard strike narrowly clearing home keeper Scott Davies’ bar.

The home team were first to register a shot on target as Ollie Norburn curled a free-kick into the arms of Mitch Walker.

And Dover’s stopper was in the thick of the action as Rovers pushed forward.

He dived onto Sutton’s drive at the second attempt after initally parrying the defender’s effort, then blocked Hughes shot after Jay Harris’ cross-field ball found the midfielder in space.

Andy Cook then tried his luck with a twenty-yard rocket that fizzed past the post much to the relief of a diving Walker.

Jamie Allen latched onto a goal-kick, but his first-time shot was too weak to trouble Davies.

Pinnock went close before the break after robbing Steve McNulty, but aimed his shot just wide.

Walker had to be alert to block Cook’s close range header from a Harris cross and at the other end Femi Ilesanmi’s shot whistled past the far post after Mitch Brundle found the winger in space.

Sub Tobi Sho-Silva forced Davies into a smart save late on with a clever turn and strike from the edge of the box.

Ilesanmi then went even closer to giving Whites the lead, heading sub Loui Fazakerley’s cross against the bar.

James Norwood’s flick from sub Liam Ridehalgh’s set-piece went agonisingly wide for the hosts.

But the away team did go ahead ten minutes later thanks to Bird’s penalty.  The forward was felled in the area after sneaking in ahead of Sutton as the defender went to clear the ball, leaving Peter Wright no choice but to award a spot-kick.

With the clock ticking towards full-time, Walker pulled off two fine saves to confirm Dover’s second win in three games at Tranmere.

The keeper firstly blocked Ridehalgh’s effort with his legs, with Connor  Essam on hand to clear the ball off the line as it rolled towards goal.

Walker then somehow pawed behind Norwood’s volley following good work from Sutton.

Earlier, Chris Kinnear made one change from the side that drew with Ebbsfleet on Monday. Fit-again Jamie Allen replaced Tobi Sho-Silva, who started on the bench.

The win sees Whites rise three placed to sixth in the table, two points of leaders Dagenham & Redbridge.

Dover: Walker, Gallifuoco, Essam, Parry, Passley, Brundle(c), Nortey (Fazakerley 65), Pinnock, Ilesanmi, Allen (Sho-Silva 55), Bird(Daniel 82).

Subs not used: Deen-Conteh, Richards.

Referee: Peter Wright

Attendance: 4101 (79 away)

Yellows – Gallifuoco, Pinnock (Dover)

 

WHITES ON TV

PREVIEW: TRANMERE ROVERS V WHITES

Dover will be aiming to get back to winning ways in front of the BT Sport cameras on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off).

Boss Chris Kinnear’s side travel to Prenton Park without victory in three matches following a 1-1 home draw with Ebbsfleet on Monday.

Opponents Tranmere are yet to live up to their pre-season status as title favourites, winning just two of their opening seven matches.

One of those victories, a 2-0 win at Solihull on Monday, saw Micky Mellon’s men rise to 15th in the ladder with 9 points.

TRANMERE’S RECENT FORM

SOLIHULL 0-2 TRANMERE

Ollie Norburn and Andy Cook were both on target as Rovers registered their first win in five matches.

Norburn swept home Cook’s pass on 19 minutes to give the visitors the lead and would have had a second but for Nathan Vaughan’s fine fingertip save.

Cook sealed a deserved Tranmere win eight minutes from time, scoring from Adam Buxton’s assist.

PREVIOUS MEETING

28/03/17: TRANMERE ROVERS 1 DOVER 0

Mitch Walker saved a penalty, but it was not enough to prevent Whites from losing at Prenton Park.

Athletic’s stopper denied James Norwood from the spot after Loui Fazakerley fouled James Jennings after the break.

Cole Stockton then powered in Liam Ridehalgh’s free-kick 20 minutes from give Rovers the lead.

Ross Lafayette saw his last-ditch header hit the roof of the net as Tranmere stayed in touch with leaders Lincoln City.

OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS

29/10/16: Dover 1-4 Tranmere
12/03/16: Dover 0-0 Tranmere
31/10/15: Tranmere 0-1 Dover

DOVER TEAM NEWS

Assistant Manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Friday morning Chris Kinnear has a fully fit squad to select from.

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing yellow tops.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Seniors (Over 65’s) or aged 18-22 – £10
Under 18’s – £5
Under 12’s – £2 (With an accompanying adult)

Please visit https://www.trfctickets.co.uk/visiting-supporters for ticket details.

COVERAGE

The game starts at 5.30pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 4.30pm.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

ALDERSHOT TOWN V SOLIHULL MOORS
BARROW V BOREHAM WOOD
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V GATESHEAD
EBBSFLEET UNITED V EASTLEIGH
FC HALIFAX TOWN V AFC FYLDE
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V MAIDSTONE UNITED
LEYTON ORIENT V GUISELEY
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V WOKING
SUTTON UNITED V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
TORQUAY UNITED V CHESTER
WREXHAM V BROMLEY

AWAY TRAVEL

There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Aldershot on Saturday 9th September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.

It leaves Crabble at 11:30am and the cost is as follows:

Adults members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £5.

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 via bank transfer.

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