Dover Athletic v Harrogate Town

HARROGATE TOWN PLAYER TO WATCH

 

 

 

You can view Harrogate’s full squad list below. (Credit Harrogate Town FC for photos).

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong is Athletic’s top scorer with x goals, with

SUTTON UNITED WEBSITE

www.harrogatetownafc.com

MATCHDAY PRICES

Adult:  £18
Over 60:  £15
Under 18:  £9
Under 11:  Free (With a paying accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

If you can’t make the match you can follow on the action on Twitter @DAFCLiveText.  Coverage starts shortly after 2 pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick-off 3 pm unless stated)

AFC Fylde v Bromley
Aldershot Town v Ebbsfleet United
Barnet v Eastleigh
Barrow v Woking
Boreham Wood v Chorley
Dagenham & Redbridge v Chesterfield
Hartlepool United v Torquay United
Maidenhead United v Sutton United
Notts County v Yeovil Town
Solihull Moors v FC Halifax Town
Stockport County v Wrexham

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Dover Athletic v Sutton United

SUTTON PLAYER TO WATCH

 

 

 

You can view Sutton’s full squad list below. (Credit Sutton United FC for photos).

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong is Athletic’s top scorer with x goals, with

SUTTON UNITED WEBSITE

www.suttonunited.net

MATCHDAY PRICES

Adult:  £18
Over 60:  £15
Under 18:  £9
Under 11:  Free (With a paying accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

If you can’t make the match you can follow on the action on Twitter @DAFCLiveText.  Coverage starts shortly after 2 pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick-off 3 pm unless stated)

AFC Fylde v FC Halifax Town
Aldershot Town v Torquay United
Barnet v Wrexham
Barrow v Chesterfield
Boreham Wood v Bromley
Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh
Hartlepool United v Chorley
Maidenhead United v Yeovil Town
Notts County v Ebbsfleet United
Solihull Moors v Woking
Stockport County v Harrogate Town

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Dover Athletic v Barnet

BARNET PLAYER TO WATCH

 

 

 

You can view Barnet’s full squad list below. (Credit Barnet FC for photos).

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong is Athletic’s top scorer with x goals, with

BARNET WEBSITE

www.barnetfc.com

MATCHDAY PRICES

Adult:  £18
Over 60:  £15
Under 18:  £9
Under 11:  Free (With a paying accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

If you can’t make the match you can follow on the action on Twitter @DAFCLiveText.  Coverage starts shortly after 2 pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick-off 3 pm unless stated)

AFC Fylde v Hartlepool United
Barrow v Stockport County
Boreham Wood v Dagenham & Redbridge
Bromley v Aldershot Town
FC Halifax Town v Wrexham
Maidenhead United v Torquay United
Notts County v Harrogate Town
Solihull Moors v Chorley
Sutton United v Eastleigh
Woking v Chesterfield
Yeovil Town v Ebbsfleet United

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Dover Athletic v Chesterfield

Nassim L’Ghoul’s late equaliser ensured Whites extended their unbeaten run against Chesterfield to four matches.

The substitute dinked over away keeper Shwan Jalal to end a recent run of back-to-back league losses for Andy Hessenthaler’s men.

Tom Denton had fired the away side ahead from the penalty spot following Shadrach Ogie’s handball.

The point keeps Dover 12th on the National League table, four points behind seventh-placed Stockport.

Early on, Nathan Tyson took advantage of Dover defensive hesitancy to sprint clear, but with only Lee Worgan to beat, fired straight at the home keeper.

Jordan Cropper burst into Athletic’s penalty area and found Denton, but the big striker directed his header into Worgan’s arms.

As task opposite goalkeeper Jalal failed to do when dropping Jack Munn’s set piece at Kevin Lokko’s feet, but Whites’ defender scooped the ball over the crossbar from close range.

Dangerous on the counter-attack, Chesterfield fled forward from a Dover corner and though Josef Yarney found Tyson in space, Worgan was down quickly to make a one-handed save from the experienced striker’s angled drive.

Following the restart, Jalal was forced to tip Dominic Poleon’s cross-cum-shot, with Oscar Gobern headed the resultant corner over the bar.

Tyson headed Liam Mandeville’s swirling cross towards goal, an effort easily dealt by Worgan.

Dover’s stopper had more work to do on the visitors next attack.

Tyson skipped into the area, but Worgan was out quickly to block the forward’s shot from point-blank range.

At the other end, Will De Havilland’s looping volley from a corner dipped just wide of his intended target.

And his central defensive partner Paul Rooney, on for the injured Kevin Lokko at the break, went close with a header from Munn’s corner.

Whites were unable to hold onto their clean sheet when Ogie was penalised for a handball in the area with just over 10 minutes remaining.

Denton stepped up from 12 yards and sent Worgan the wrong way to give the away side the lead.

But Dover were back in the contest when one of their substitutes struck with two minutes remaining.

L’Ghoul latched onto Munns’ pinpoint through-ball and chipped the ball over the onrushing Jalal to restore parity.

But Whites were unable to muster a late rally to find a winner as they drew their ninth league game of the campaign.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made three changes to the side that lost to Yeovil last week.  Ogie, Kurtis Cumberbatch and Steven Rigg came in for Bobby-Joe Taylor, L’Ghoul and the injured Inih Effiong.

Whites next travel to Eastleigh on Tuesday 17th March, kick-off 7:45 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

CHESTERFIELD REACTION

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Dover Athletic v Gillingham

Dover were convincingly beaten in the last-eight of the Kent Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

Despite having led at half-time through Kurtis Cumberbatch’s early goal, the League One visitors fought back to move into the semi-final, proving too strong for the National League side.

Regan Charles-Cook opened and ended the scoring on the night, with further strikes from John Akinde, Jordan Graham and Toby Bancroft comprehensively ending Dover’s participation in this year’s County trophy.

Whites made the best possible start when, following a defensive howler from Matthew Baker, Cumberbatch tucked the defender’s loose ball into the bottom corner with the game barely a minute old.

The League One side were nearly back in the contest when Ben Pringle shot goalwards, only for home keeper Yusuf Mersin to tip away the midfielder’s fierce drive.

Athletic’s lead was nearly doubled when Ade Yusuff latched onto a long ball and though Joe Walsh beat the striker to the ball, Gillingham’s goalkeeper cannoned the ball against Yusuff, with the ball rebounding to a visiting defender to clear.

Jai Reason then took aim from the edge of the penalty area, sending the ball spinning narrowly wide of the far post.

Charles-Cook nipped in behind the Dover defence, but Mersin stood strong to turn the ball behind for a corner.

The Turkish keeper saved his best save for just before the break.

Pringle passed inside for Charles-Cook to take aim, but Mersin dropped down quickly to block the midfielder’s strike with his forearm from point-blank range.

Akinde got the better of Kevin Lokko just after the restart, but the former Barnet and Lincoln striker could only find the side-netting from a tight angle.

At the other end, Joe Bedford crept into the penalty area to meet Reason’s corner, only to send his first-time volley over the crossbar.

Yusuff also nearly added his name to the scoresheet, blazing inches wide of the post, a miss that would prove costly.

The League One side levelled with their next attack when Charles-Cook’s deflected strike looped over Mersin and into the net.

Yusuff tried again moments later, blasting his shot into the side of the net.

But Gills would make no mistake with their next chance.

Paul Rooney slid in to direct Graham’s cross behind for a corner, but the ball bounced off teammate Lokko and into Akinde’s path for the simplest of tap-ins.

Dominic Poleon only had to direct his header on target when Rooney diverted the ball into his path from a set-piece, but somehow the substitute headed over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

Dover’s task of reaching the last-four was made all the harder when Graham thrashed the ball into the top corner following good work from Charles-Cook.

The Football League side wrapped up the win late on when Charles-Cook dinked the ball over Mersin and substitute Bancroft rounded Dover’s keeper to roll the ball into an empty net.

Whites next host Chesterfield in the National League on Saturday 14th March, kick-off 3 pm.

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