Season: 2020-2021

Travis Gregory

Winger who earned himself a contract after impressing in pre-season ahead of the 2020/21 season.

He spent time in the youth ranks at both Chelsea and Rangers.

Gregory, 25, has spent the past two seasons with Leatherhead, scoring six goals in 28 appearances last season.

Harry Ransom

Defender Harry Ransom arrived on loan from Championship side Millwall in October.

The Lions under-23 captain made the move to the New Den from National League South side Eastbourne Borough in the summer of 2019.

Our new number 18 started his career at Brighton & Hove Albion before moving to Eastbourne at the age of 15.

He made his senior debut during the 2016/17 season and become the club’s youngest ever captain at 19.

 

 

Dover Athletic v Notts County

Millwall loanee Harry Ransom sealed his impressive debut with a match-winning goal against Notts County at Crabble on Saturday.

The big centre half headed home Jack Munns’ pin-point corner in the final minute of normal time to earn manager Andy Hessenthaler’s side  a deserved three points on the opening day of the National League season.

Dover started brightly and another debutant, striker Ade Azeez, saw his dangerous cross just evade the onrushing Munns.

The Magpies replied with Cal Roberts, who was a doubt for the game, saw his shot saved by Yusuf Mersin before Richard Brindley’s effort was deflected wide.

Steven Rigg tried his luck from distance just before half-time but his effort sailed wide.

Rigg then saw his header from Munns’s excellent cross well save by the keeper just after the break.

The second half looked more open than the first and Roberts went close for the visitors yet again after beating his man and shooting just wider.

Kyle Wootton then went close after the ball was played in from the corner, however his turn on the volley went wide.

Substitute Bilel Hinchiri saw his overhead kick go over before Ransom sealed the points with a thunderous header that crashed into the net off the underide of the bar.

Earlier in the day, Hessenthaler gave competitive debuts to new captain Sam Wood, TJ Bramble, Ransom, Azeez and Marvel Ekpiteta.

 

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Folkestone Invicta v Dover Athletic

Dover’s fourth pre-season game ended in stalemate at the BuildKent Stadium on Saturday,

Manager Andy Hessenthaler continued to make changes to his starting line-up as he continues to give everyone minutes before the start of the National League season.

Hessenthaler’s side went close to opening the scoring in the 10th minute after Jack Munns rattled the bar with a free-kick.

The hosts replied with Kieron McCann’s header going wide.

Josh Passley was in the right place at the right time to clear Scott Heard’s shot off the line before Paul Rooney headed just over from a corner.

Dover made three changes at half-time with Steven Rigg and two trialists replacing Bilel Hinchiri, Akheem Rose and Louis Collins.

Rigg tried his luck from distance land his effort went just over the bar.

The striker went close once again with just over 15 minutes to go, seeing his effort from substitute Marshall Wratten’s cross go over the bar.

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Herne Bay FC v Dover Athletic

Dover suffered a first defeat in pre-season at the Isthmian League side on Tuesday.
Manager Andy Hessenthaler made a number of changes as he continued to give players the minutes they need before the season starts. Akheem Rose was one of the players to start after signing for the club on Monday.
Herne Bay started strongest and took the lead early on when a free kick from Tom Carlton found the head of Bola who nodded home.
Despite going behind, Dover looked to respond and almost did from a whipped free kick which was headed wide.
However, Dover did equalise shortly after when a corner found its way through to TJ Bramble who was able to slot the ball home, scoring his first goal for the club.
The Bay would retake the lead on the stroke of half time through Zak Ansah who was able to curl his shot into the bottom corner.
Despite Dover trying to get back into the game, a brilliant strike with 20 minutes to go sealed the victory for Herne Bay through Mo Kamara who picked the ball up from outside the box and fired it past substitute goalkeeper Josh Bexon.
Whites continued to try and get back into the game late on and almost did when a trialist was denied from point blank range by the Herne Bay goalkeeper.
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