*BS*DOVER ATHLETIC would like to clarify the situation about the complaint being lodged to the Ryman League about Saturday’s game against Maidstone at Sittingbourne.
*BF*There have been a number of comments on various media about this – which are misleading.
The club is making a complaint to the league about safety issues that we felt the referee did not take into consideration during the second half.
Conditions were just about playable from the start but during the second half one floodlight only produced one bulb of light, which made one area of the pitch dark.
In our opinion, the poorly-lit area, combined with the poor playing surface, was unsafe – and this was illustrated when Craig Cloke was injured in that very area of the field.
Dover Athletic are NOT making any complaint about Sittingbourne FC or Maidstone. The issue is only with the referee’s decision not to call the game off for safety reasons, when both clubs requested it.
Wild comments about Dover Athletic reporting fellow clubs to the league or not being happy with the 0-0 draw is nonsense.