Category: First Team News

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Andy Hessenthaler gives his opinion on his side’s 2-2 home draw against Notts County on Saturday.

L’GHOUL WINS GOALS OF THE MONTH

Nassim L’Ghoul’s fine effort at Maidenhead United is the winner of our September goal of the month.

The Frenchman’s winner in the 2-1 victory on Tuesday 24th September received over 50% of the votes.

Well done Nassim!

You can watch his stunning goal in the video below.

REASON AFTER HOME IMPROVEMENT

Midfielder Jai Reason is confident home form will turn around after Dover suffered their fourth defeat of the campaign at Crabble last weekend.

Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by FC Halifax Town in front of the BT Sport cameras means Whites’ have only won once at home since August, in contrast to on the road where Athletic have been victorious in six out of seven matches so far, however Reason believes results will soon start to go their way at Crabble.

Reason said after the loss, “We just can’t seem to get a winning formula at home and Saturday was a hard one to take coming off the back of two good away wins.

“It’s all good in hindsight but we do need to find something at home, so we will dust ourselves down and look at what we can do better in training and then get ready for Saturday’s game against Notts County.”

Despite a disappointing first couple of months at home, the 29-year-old feels Dover will improve results at Crabble to help with their promotion bid.

“The league is so open this year and you only have to look at the big clubs from last season – the likes of Solihull and Fylde have had a tough start and we are above them.

“We have got enough quality in the dressing room and it is still early on, so I am confident we will be there or thereabouts by the end of April.”

He also admits he should help his teammates by finding the back of the net himself!

“I need to get on the scoresheet and get that off my back” he said.

“I wasn’t getting in the right positions in the early games.  I don’t know if that was because of my fitness, but I feel fitter and stronger now and I got in better positions against Halifax to get shots off so I think the goals will come sooner rather than later.”

Dover will attempt to get their second home win of the season when they welcome Notts County to Crabble on Saturday 5th October, kick-off 3 pm

 

SEPTEMBER GOAL OF THE MONTH

We have selected our top four finishes from last month and we need you fans to pick your favourite.

Simply cast your vote on our social media via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – or simply add A,B,C or D in the comment section below!

The winner will be revealed shortly after 5pm on Friday 4th October.

 

WHITES TO BE ON TV

Our National League match away at Yeovil Town on Saturday 16th November will now be broadcast live on BT Sport.

The game at Huish Park will be the second time Athletic have been in front of the TV cameras this season, with our home match against FC Halifax Town on 28th September having also been shown live.

The match will now kick-off at 5:20 pm.

 

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Boss Andy Hessenthaler gives his view on his his side’s 2-0 home defeat to FC Halifax Town on Saturday.

JEFFREY IS BACK AT CRABBLE

We are delighted to announce that winger Anthony Jeffrey has re-joined the club and is available for Saturday’s National League clash with FC Halifax Town at Crabble (5.20pm).

The 24-year-old Guyana international made 36 appearances in all competitions for us last season, scoring three goals, before his contract expired in the summer.

Jeffrey, who started his career at Arsenal, signed for Dover on a permanent deal in July 2018 from Sutton United after making 21 appearances during a loan spell with the club the previous season.

He has also spent time at Boreham Wood, Forest Green Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers.

Welcome back to the club Anthony!