DOVER will be aiming to get back to winning ways in the National League when we travel to Kent rivals Maidstone United on New Year’s Day.
Boss Chris Kinnear’s team have not won in the league since the 6-0 triumph at Sutton United on November 29.
That impressive performance was followed by a defeat at home against Dagenham and Redbridge and draws with Forest Green Rovers and today’s hosts at Crabble on Boxing Day.
That 1-1 draw with Stones kept Dover sixth, one point out of the play-off positions.
Ricky Miller’s first-half penalty put Whites ahead before Jamar Loza’s second-half equaliser for Stones.
Sunday’s re-match will be shown live on BT Sport at 6pm.
It’s an all-ticket match and ticket sales are now CLOSED.
Please be aware that NO tickets will be available on the turnstiles on the night.
Gates open at 3.30pm and Dover fans should enter the ground at turnstile eight.
This entrance is off James Whatman Way, opposite Kent History & Library Centre.
MAIDSTONE UNITED’S RECENT FORM
Prior to the 1-1 draw at Crabble, the Stones had lost their past two National League games, losing 2-1 at home against North Ferriby United and 2-0 at Bromley.
Maidstone had ended a four-game losing streak before the loss at Bromley by beating Eastleigh 2-1 at the Gallagher.
Honours finished even after the draw on Boxing Day.
Dover last beat Maidstone United in a Kent Senior Cup match at Sittingbourne when Whites triumphed 6-3 in October 2011.
The previous league meetings between the sides was in the Isthmian Premier during the 2008-09 season.
Dover won both contests, 3-0 at Crabble, and 2-0 at Sittingbourne.
Whites’ top scorer in the National League this season is Ricky Miller with 25.
Miller’s strike partners Ross Lafayette and Moses Emmanuel both have nine each.
Bobby-Joe Taylor is Maidstone’s leading man with six league goals.
Assistant boss Jake Leberl says there are no injury concerns.
However, midfielder Joe Healy is not available while Ira Jackson Jnr has joined Margate on a 28-day loan.
For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at the Gallagher Stadium by wearing the matching shirts as the players, captain Jamie Grimes and his team-mates will be wearing their blue shirts.
The game starts at 6pm but if you are unable to make the trip to the Gallagher Stadium, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
The Centre Spot will be also be screening the game live and will be open from 5pm.
SUNDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES
Woking v Aldershot Town
Chester FC v Solihull Moors
Forest Green Rovers v Torquay United
Lincoln City v Guiseley AFC
Macclesfield Town v Tranmere Rovers
Southport v Wrexham
Sutton United v Bromley
York City v North Ferriby United
The Supporters Club are running a coach to the National League game at Macclesfield Town on Tuesday, January 10 and details are:
Coach leaves Crabble at 12.45pm and the cost is as follows:
Adults Members £30, Adult Non Members £35 and accompanied child (under 16) £10.
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.