It’s been over three years since these two sides last met and Chris Kinnear will be hoping his team are victorious once more when their Kent rivals come to visit on Bank Holiday Monday.
Whites won at Fleet in the 2014 Skrill South Play-Off Final, but Daryl McMahon’s squad travel to Crabble unbeaten in six National League matches following promotion from the National League South in May.
In fact it’s been 32 games since Ebbsfleet last tasted defeat, a 2-1 loss to Dartford on Boxing Day.
Home fans will recognise some of the visiting players.
Dean Rance, Yado Mambo and boss McMahon have all played for Athletic under Kinnear.
One former White not present will be Sam Magri. The defender is away on international duty with Malta.
EBBSFLEET’S RECENT FORM
EBBSFLEET UNITED 0-0 GATESHEAD
Both sides played out a goalless draw at Stonebridge Road on Saturday.
Chris Bush almost scored on his debut, but headed Jack Powell’s corner onto the roof of the net.
Yado Mambo stopped Jordan Burrow in his tracks on the half-hour mark as the visitors began to press.
Luke Coulson could have won the game late on, but was unable to connect properly to Jack Payne’s pass.
10/05/14: EBBSFLEET UNITED 0 DOVER 1
Whites returned to Non-league’s top flight following a 12-year absence thanks to Nathan Elder’s second-half winner.
The big striker headed home Ricky Modeste’s cross in front of a 4000 strong crowd at Stonebridge Road in the Skrill South final.
Earlier, Modeste drilled a low shot wide and Daryl McMahon fired an effort straight at Mitch Walker.
The home fans were cheering after they thought Alex Osborn had equalised, but the midfielder’s angled drive had hit the side-netting.
Sean Raggett almost made the game safe late on, but his headed effort floated wide.
OTHER LEAGUE MEETINGS
28/12/13: Ebbsfleet 0-2 Dover
20/08/13: Dover 2-1 Ebbsfleet
DOVER TEAM NEWS
Assistant Manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Saturday night Jamie Allen will be missing once again with a hamstring strain. Otherwise, boss Chris Kinnear has a fully fit squad to choose from.
Prices are as follows:
Adults – £17
Seniors (Over 60’s) – £14
Under 18’s – £8
Under 11’s – Free (With an accompanying adult)
The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
Coverage starts from 2pm.
COYW MATCHDAY PROGRAMME
Striker Ryan Bird is the cover star for Saturday’s programme while the feature interview is with captain Mitch Brundle.
You will also be able to read the thoughts of boss Chris Kinnear and catch up with Lee Hook’s humorous take on life at Crabble in his regular column.
All this and much more for just £2.50.
MONDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated).
BOREHAM WOOD V WREXHAM
BROMLEY V SUTTON UNITED
CHESTER V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
EASTLEIGH V ALDERSHOT TOWN
GATESHEAD V FC HALIFAX TOWN
GUISELEY V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V LEYTON ORIENT
MAIDSTONE UNITED V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
SOLIHULL MOORS V TRANMERE ROVERS
WOKING V TORQUAY
AFC FYLDE V BARROW (19:45)
There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Tranmere on Saturday 2nd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.
It leaves Crabble at 9:15am and the cost is as follows:
Adults members £30, adult non-members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.
There is also a coach travelling to Aldershot on Saturday 9th September, departing Crabble at 11:30am.
Prices are adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (under 16) £5
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Ebbsfleet on Bank Holiday Monday.
Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.
Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.