Dover will be looking to start March with a win on Saturday to give their National League survival chances a boost.
February was not a good month for Athletic as Andy Hessenthaler’s men suffered three losses in four league games, including back-to-back defeats at Crabble, matches in which Gateshead and Harrogate both scored injury-time winners.
Bottom-of-the-table Braintree will arrive in Kent looking to end a poor run of form on their travels.
The Iron have not won away in the league since a 4-2 victory at Bromley on 30th October, however will be buoyed by recent home triumphs over Salford (1-0) and Barnet (4-0).
Home fans might recognise a familiar face in the visiting squad this weekend.
Defender Ejiro Okosieme, who signed for Braintree following his release by Athletic last November, made 16 appearances for Whites during this season and last.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS – MATCH REPORTS
HIGHLIGHTS OF BRAINTREE’S LAST FIVE MATCHES
Inih Effiong leads the way for Dover with eight league goals, while Mohamed Bettamer, now at Barnet after signing for the Bees in November, still leads the way for the visitors with six National League goals.
West Bromwich Albion loanee Callum Morton is the leading scorer within the current Iron squad with five strikes.
MATCHDAY TICKET PRICES
The match kicks off at 3pm and the prices are as follows:
Over 60s: £14
Under 18s: £8
Under 11s (Accompanied by a paying adult): Free
If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.
Coverage starts from 2:15pm
SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE MATCHES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)
AFC FYLDE V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
ALDERSHOT TOWN V GATESHEAD
BARNET V BARROW
BROMLEY V BOREHAM WOOD
EASTLEIGH V FC HALIFAX TOWN
EBBSFLEET UNITED V SALFORD CITY
HARROGATE TOWN V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE V LEYTON ORIENT
SUTTON UNITED V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
WREXHAM V CHESTERFIELD
SOLIHULL MOORS V MAIDSTONE UNITED (5:20pm)
There is a coach going to Hartlepool on Saturday 9th March and it’s not too late to book your place on it!
The coach leaves Crabble at 6:45am and the prices are as follows:
Adult member £40, adult non-member £55, youth member (U18) £20, youth non-member £25 and accompanied under 16 £20.
There is also a coach travelling to Dagenham from Crabble at 11:30am on Saturday 23rd March and the costs are:
Adult member £18, adult non-member £33, youth member (U18) £7, youth non-member £10 and accompanied under 16 £7.
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Braintree.
Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or by cheque or via bank transfer.
Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.