Whites’ youngsters moved in the final four of the National Youth Alliance Champions of Champions after defeating Chester FC Academy 5-4 on penalties on Wednesday evening.
Trailing by two goals at the break, a Marshall Wratten goal in the 67th minute and a Ryan Kingsford penalty 12 minutes from time saw the quarter-final tie, played at the Abbey School in Faversham, decided by spot-kicks.
Academy boss Mike Sandmann said of his team afterwards, “I couldn’t be more proud of the players last night. To come back like they did against a side undefeated in their own league this season shows true character and desire.
“I don’t think we played particularly well, but the result is the most important thing and it is fantastic for our academy – in partnership with the Abbey School – to be recognised as one of the top academy sides in the country.
“The players deserve all the credit for getting this far and hopefully we can reach the final.”
Dover’s academy have been drawn away to FCV Stamford in the semi-final, scheduled for Wednesday 15th May.
Watch Harisson Pont’s winning penalty below.