Category: First Team News

PREVIEW: WHITES V AFC FYLDE

Dover host the Coasters this weekend aiming for a third consecutive victory at Crabble.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men face a tough task against a side that boast an impressive statistic against Whites – Fylde have won all three meetings between the two sides, including a 4-0 win at Mill Farm back in August.

Dover’s defence may need to pay particular attention to Fylde’s prolific frontman.

Striker Danny Rowe, joint top scorer in the National League last season and with 14  goals in the division to his name already this campaign, has netted four times in three appearances against Athletic.

However, Dover have an attacker of their own on a hot streak in front of goal.

Inih Effiong has netted three times in as many matches, taking his tally to six goals in all competitions this season.

MATCH REPORTS FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS 

18/08/18:  Fylde 4-0 Dover
24/02/18:  Fylde 3-1 Dover
25/11/17:  Dover 0-1 Fylde

HIGHLIGHTS OF FYLDE’S LAST FIVE MATCHES

01/12/18:  Fylde 2-2 Sutton
27/11/18:  Hartlepool 1-2 Fylde
24/11/18:  Fylde 2-1 Boreham Wood
17/11/18:  Dagenham 2-1 Fylde
03/11/18:  Fylde 1-3 Leyton Orient

MATCHDAY TICKET PRICES

The match kicks off at 3pm and the 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

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE MATCHES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

BOREHAM WOOD V LEYTON ORIENT (12:35pm)
BARROW V MAIDSTONE UNITED
CHESTERFIELD V SALFORD CITY
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V FC HALIFAX TOWN
EBBSFLEET UNITED V BARNET
GATESHEAD V BROMLEY
HARROGATE TOWN V ALDERSHOT TOWN
HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE V BRAINTREE TOWN
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
SUTTON UNITED V SOLIHULL MOORS
WREXHAM V EASTLEIGH

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach going to Barnet on Saturday 22nd December and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It leaves Crabble at 9am and the costs are as follows:

Adult member £18, Adult non-member £33, youth member (U18) £8, youth non-member (U18) £12 and accompanied under 16 £8.

There is also a coach going to Maidstone (Leaving Crabble at 12:45pm) on New Year’s Day and the prices are:

Adult member £11, Adult non-member £25, youth member (U18) £5, youth non-member £8 (U18), accompanied 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 by cheque or via bank transfer.

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

DEFENDER STAYS OUT ON LOAN

Left-back Jack Connors will continue to stay on loan with National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough until January.

The 24-year-old, who joined us in the summer, made 10 appearances in the National League for us this season before joining The Beavers in October.

Connors has scored two goals in seven appearances for Gary McCann’s side.

 

HUCKLE LOAN ENDS

Defender Ryan Huckle has returned to League One side Gillingham after his one-month youth loan with us.

The 18-year-old centre-back made one appearence for us as a second half substitute in the 2-0 win against Maidenhead United at Crabble on November 3.

We wish him all the very best for the future.

 

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Boss Andy Hessenthaler has his say following Whites’ 2-2 draw away at Eastleigh on Saturday.

 

 

DEFENDER GOES OUT ON LOAN

Central defender Emmanuel Adebowale has today joined National League South side Eastbourne Borough on loan for a month.

The 21-year-old, who arrived at Crabble on a two-year deal in July 2017, has made one National League appearance and one in the FA Cup for us this season.

Go well Manny!

 

PREVIEW: EASTLEIGH V WHITES

Two in-form sides go up against eachother at the Silverlake Stadium this Saturday.

Whites’ travel to Hampshire aiming for a third consecutive National League win, while the Spitfires will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches.

Boss Andy Hessenthaler’s 150th match in charge of Athletic coincides with a first return to Eastleigh since rejoining Dover in October.

And Whites’ gaffer will be encouraged by his opponents recent home form.

Eastleigh manager Ben Strevens has yet to taste victory in four matches in charge at the Silverlake Stadium.

EASTLEIGH’S KEY MAN

Josh Hare has been in fine form for his side both defensively and offensively this campaign.  The versatile defender, son of Dover first team coach Darren Hare, has scored three goals this season.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

27/08/18:  Dover 1-2 Eastleigh
27/03/18:  Eastleigh 2-1 Dover
11/11/17:  Dover 2-0 Eastleigh
25/02/17:  Dover 3-0 Eastleigh

BE THE SCOUT – HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTLEIGH’S LAST FIVE MATCHES

27/11/18:  Maidstone 1-3 Eastleigh
24/11/18:  Eastleigh 1-1 Chesterfield
17/11/18:  Barrow 0-3 Eastleigh
03/11/18:  Eastleigh 1-1 Salford
30/10/18:  Eastleigh 1-1 Leyton Orient

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong’s winner at Boreham Wood sent him joint top of the Dover scoring charts alongside Mitch Brundle and Kevin Lokko with four goals.  For Eastleigh, Paul McCallum leads the way with 11 goals 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 yellow shirts.

MATCHDAY TICKET PRICES

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

Adults: £15
Concessions (Over 60s and students):  £10
Under 18s:  £5
Under 7s:  Free

Disable fans are to pay the correct age band with a carer ticket free of charge.

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 MATCHES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

AFC FYLDE V SUTTON UNITED
ALDERSHOT TOWN V EBBSFLEET UNITED
BRAINTREE TOWN V BARROW
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
LEYTON ORIENT V GATESHEAD
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V HARROGATE TOWN
SALFORD CITY V HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE

VIP DEAL HERE TO STAY

We are delighted to announce that our successful VIP Platinum experience for all supporters has been extended until the end of the season.

For every remaining home National League game, we will be offering passes to the new VIP Platinum Suite for only £25 per person.

Please note that this price does NOT include entry for non-season ticket holders who do attend, and they will still need to pay entry on the turnstile on the day.

The experience includes:

  • Butler hosted lounge with large TVs and projector showing the game

  • Three course meal, served at your table

  • Reserved undercover premium padded seating

  • Complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water, plus dedicated paid bar before and after match

  • Complimentary matchday magazine & team sheet

  • Man of the Match competition and presentation

Arrival at the ground should be for 1pm and food will be served at 1.30pm.

There are only 64 spaces available, so all tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

The dress code is smart casual.

To buy your passes please contact the club on 01304 822373, email commercial@doverathletic.com, or call into the office.

We very much look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to experience the new facilities at the club.

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Midfielder Stuart Lewis speaks to the camera following Whites’ 1-0 win away at Boreham Wood on Tuesday night.