Category: First Team News

PREVIEW: WHITES V ALDERSHOT

Athletic host their first match on Good Friday since confirming their National League status for next season.

Having trailed by two goals at Barrow last weekend, three goals in the final 17 minutes saw Athletic complete a dramatic turnaround to guarantee a finish above the bottom four on the league ladder.

The visiting Shots were unable to halt their own slide towards the National South and their relegation was confirmed after a 1-1 home draw with Hartlepool last Saturday.

And Dover will likely take note of the Shots’ away record this season.

Gary Waddock’s side have won three times on the road in the league, with their only victory in 2019 coming at Boreham Wood last month (2-0).

PLEASE NOTE THE MATCH WILL BE SEGREGATED

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

22/09/18:  Aldershot 2-0 Dover
06/01/18:  Dover 1-2 Aldershot
09/09/17:  Aldershot 0-2 Dover
17/04/17:  Aldershot 1-0 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF ALDERSHOT’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

13/04/19:  Aldershot 1-1 Hartlepool
06/04/19:  Bromley 2-2 Aldershot
30/03/19:  Aldershot 0-0 Fylde
26/03/19:  Barnet 2-0 Aldershot

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Scott Rendell has netted seven times this campaign.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION 

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

Adults: £17
Over 60s:  £14
Under 18s:  £8
Under 11s (Accompanied by a paying adult):  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 2:15pm

FRIDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

AFC Fylde v Barnet
Boreham Wood v Salford City
Bromley v Solihull Moors
Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh
Gateshead v Chesterfield
Hartlepool United v FC Halifax Town
Havant & Waterlooville v Ebbsfleet United
Leyton Orient v Harrogate Town
Maidenhead United v Barrow
Maidstone United v Braintree Town
Wrexham v Sutton United

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Ebbsfleet on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 1 pm and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £15, adult non-member £30, youth member (U18) £5, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £5.

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

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.

PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARDS

The awards presentation will be held in the Centre Spot after Friday’s National League clash with Aldershot Town.

Organised and funded by the Supporters’ Club, all Dover fans are encouraged to attend the event which will start about 5.15pm once the management and players have arrived from the dressing room.

There will be three trophies presented:

Supporters’ Player of the Season

Players’ Player of the Season

Away Player of the Season which will include the DASC presenting a £250 cheque to the chosen charity of the winner.

The fourth trophy, the Golden Boot, for the top goal scorer will be made on the pitch at the end of the Sutton United game on 27th April.

Please come along and support the players.

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Winning goalscorer Ricky Modeste speaks to the camera following Dover’s 3-2 comeback win at Barrow on Saturday.

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Boss Andy Hessenthaler has his say following Whites’ 3-2 comeback win at Barrow on Saturday.

 

PREVIEW: BARROW V WHITES

National League safety could be secured for Whites this Saturday when they make the 734-mile round trip to the Furness Building Society Stadium.

Should Athletic match Aldershot’s result at home to Hartlepool and better Havant’s result at Solihull on the same day, Andy Hessenthaler’s men will guarantee their National League status for next season.

After avoiding the drop on the last day of the 2017/18 campaign, in spite of a home defeat to already relegated Chester, Ian Evatt’s Barrow have had a much stronger campaign this time around and sit 11th on the league ladder.

However, Athletic might be encouraged by the current home form of this weekend’s hosts, with the Bluebirds’ registering one win so far this year – a 2-1 win over Aldershot last month with John Rooney netting the winner from the penalty spot deep into injury time.

Three Dover players will be familiar with their surroundings when both sides take to the turf on Saturday afternoon.

Midfielder Bedsente Gomis featured 43 times for Barrow last season, striker Inih Effiong made seven appearances in 2017 and forward Jamie Allen played 17 times on loan during the 2013/14 season.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

29/09:18:  Dover 0-2 Barrow
24/03/18:  Barrow 0-0 Dover
19/08/17:  Dover 1-1 Barrow
29/04/17:  Barrow 2-3 Dover

HIGHLIGHTS OF BARROW’S LAST FOUR MATCHES

06/04/18:  Dagenham 0-0 Barrow
30/03/18:  Barrow 1-2 Boreham Wood
23/03/18:  Barrow 2-2 Harrogate
16/03/18:  Eastleigh 0-1 Barrow

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong has scored eight National League goals for Dover this season, while Jack Hindle leads the way for Barrow this campaign with 11 strikes.

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:

TERRACE

Adult: £15
Concession:  £12
Youth (18-22):  £8
Under 12 (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free
Unaccompanied Child:  £5

STAND

Adult: £18
Concession:  £14
Youth (18-22):  £10
Under 12 (Accompanied by a paying adult):  Free
Unaccompanied Child:  £8

Please note, you can save £2 by purchasing your ticket in advance via Barrow’s website

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 (Kick off 3 pm unless stated)

Salford City v Maidenhead United (12:35 pm)
Aldershot Town v Hartlepool United
Barnet v Wrexham
Braintree Town v AFC Fylde
Chesterfield v Maidstone United
Eastleigh v Gateshead
Ebbsfleet United v Dagenham & Redbridge
FC Halifax Town v Bromley
Harrogate Town v Boreham Wood
Solihull Moors v Havant & Waterlooville
Sutton United v Leyton Orient

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Ebbsfleet on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April and it is not too late to book your space on it!

It leaves Crabble at 1 pm and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £15, adult non-member £30, youth member (U18) £5, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £5.

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

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

Midfielder Bedsente Gomis has his say following Whites’ goalless draw against Chesterfield on Saturday.

 

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Boss Andy Hessenthaler speaks to the camera following Whites’ goalless draw with Chesterfield at Crabble on Saturday.