*BS*Stunning goals by Adam Birchall and Nicky Nicolau capped an impressive display by Dover on Tuesday at Ebbsfleet.*BF*
Kevin Harris summarises: “Whites bounced back from the disappointing performance at the weekend with a superb display at Stonebridge Road against Ebbsfleet United.
“Dover were the better side throughout, and took the lead just before halftime with a great strike from Adam Birchall. Whites were even better after the break, and should have sewn the game up long before Nicky Nicolau’s thunderbolt sent the travelling fans wild.”
*BS*Live Text commentary of the key moments…*BF*
25 minutes – Pace but no product
Both sides looking dangerous until the penalty box. Harry Baker marauding infield from the right to good effect.
36 mins – Fleet pressure
Wynter to the rescue, coming across to clear another long ball. Dover midfield shape frustrates Ebbsfleet.
43 mins – GOOOAAAALLLL!!!!
What a goal by Adam Birchall! Cut inside two defenders and struck a left footed shot from a tight angle which flew into the opposite corner.
47 mins – Birchall shot
Wallis finds Birchall, who combines with Hunt and put through off Ebbsfleet hand. Birchall shoots across Edwards but he palms ball onto post.
*Lpic1*69 mins – Cracking save
Flitney at full stretch to deny scissor kick effort.
81 mins – GOOOAAALLL!!!
Nicolau blasts a superb strike from 25 yards in off the bar!
85 mins – Contenders for…
Goal of the season. Two fantastic strikes tonight. Corked from Nicky Nicolau that left Edwards rooted to the spot.
FT – Ebbsfleet 0 Dover 2
Dover players get a long and well deserved standing ovation.
*Link2* … including shots of the two goals and celebrations.