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

5:20 pm

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

3:00 pm

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

3:00 pm

Dover Athletic v Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD PLAYER TO WATCH

 

 

 

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

TOP SCORERS

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

CHESTERFIELD WEBSITE

www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk

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

3:00 pm

Dover Athletic v Yeovil Town

YEOVIL TOWN PLAYER TO WATCH

 

 

 

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

TOP SCORERS

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

YEOVIL TOWN WEBSITE

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

3:00 pm

Dover Athletic v AFC Fylde

AFC FYLDE PLAYER TO WATCH

 

 

 

You can view Fylde’s full squad list below. (Credit AFC Fylde for photos).

TOP SCORERS

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

AFC FYLDE WEBSITE

www.afcfylde.co.uk

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)

Boreham Wood v Yeovil Town
Bromley v Wrexham
Chesterfield v Ebbsfleet United
Chorley v Barnet
Dagenham & Redbridge v Solihull Moors
Harrogate Town v Eastleigh
Hartlepool United v Notts County
Maidenhead United v Aldershot Town
Torquay United v FC Halifax Town
Woking v Stockport County
Sutton United v Barrow (5:20 pm)

3:00 pm

Dover Athletic v Barrow

BARROW PLAYER TO WATCH

John Rooney has been finding the net on a regular basis this season.

The former Guiseley, Chester and Macclesfield man has scored x goals so far.

 

You can view Barrow full squad list below. (Credit Barrow FC for photos).

TOP SCORERS

Inih Effiong is Athletic’s top scorer with 11 goals, with

BARROW WEBSITE

www.barrowafc.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 7 pm.

 

 

 

7:45 pm

Dover Athletic v Aldershot Town

A goal in each half saw Athletic move to within three points of the play-offs following a home win against ten-man Shots on Saturday.

Kevin Lokko headed Andy Hessenthaler’s men in front on the quarter-hour mark and Shadrach Ogie, making his home debut since signing on loan from League Two side Leyton Orient earlier this month, scored a stunning solo effort shortly after the restart.

Kodi Lyons-Foster saw red after receiving his second yellow card following a foul on Michael Woods on the edge of the area as Whites extended their current unbeaten run to three matches league.

Athletic almost took an early lead when Inih Effiong pounced on a defensive howler, only to fire over with only visiting keeper Mitch Walker to beat.

However, the home fans did not have to wait long to see their side take the lead.

Jai Reason, back in the starting line-up since the New Year’s defeat at Bromley, floated in a free-kick for Kevin Lokko to stoop low and head home at the far post.

Midfielder Reason then nearly set up Ogie, only for Walker to save the 18-year-old loanee’s save from the edge of the box.

Man-of-the-match Ogie then lit up a game of few chances shortly after the restart as Whites extended their lead.

The left-back, after picking the ball up in his own half, made a beeline for the penalty area, before slotting the ball past Walker and running off to celebrate in front of the home supporters.

Home keeper Yusuf Mersin dived low to palm away Connor Shields’ stinging drive and Aldershot’s quest to get themselves back in the game was made harder when Lyons-Foster, already yellow-carded in the first-half, was given his marching orders after taking down Woods just outside the Shots penalty area.

Lewis Walker headed straight into Mersin’s arms and at the other end, with the clock ticking down, substitute Ade Yusuff fired into the side netting when through on goal.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made two changes to the side that started at Notts County last week, with Mersin and Reason coming in for Lee Worgan and Ricky Modeste, who were both injured.

Whites next travel to FC Halifax Town on Tuesday 28th January, kick off 7:45 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

ALDERSHOT TOWN REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

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Dover Athletic v Hartlepool United

Nassim L’Ghoul’s injury-time goal rescued a point for Whites at Crabble on Saturday.

With time running out, the substitute slotted into the bottom corner as the home side made their second-half pressure pay off.

Kevin Lokko’s first-half own goal had given the away side the lead until Frenchman L’Ghoul struck late on.

Earlier, Anthony Jeffrey blasted an effort straight at home keeper Mitch Beeney and Hartlepool’s giant keeper had to do more to keep out Ricky Modeste’s header moments later.

Athletic’s winger directed Bobby-Joe Taylor’s corner goalwards, only for Beeney to stick out a giant paw to prevent his header from going in.

At the other end, home keeper Lee Worgan was powerless to stop the visitors from taking the lead.

Gavan Holohan’s swirling ball into the area caught out Lokko and Dover’s skipper nodded into his own net.

Worgan fared better when he was next called into action, saving Gus Mafuta’s low drive with his legs.

Ryan Donaldson dived to meet Mark Shelton’s driven cross, only to miss the target.

Will De Havilland went close, nodding Taylor’s cross just wide of the mark.

Jeffrey curled wide of the wrong side just after the restart and Gobern

volleyed into the arms of Beeney as Whites searched for a leveller.

Pool’s former England Under-19 keeper then dived low to turned Effiong’s fizzing shot behind for a corner.

With time running out, Pools almost doubled their lead when Shelton smashed a free-kick just over Worgan’s crossbar.

That miss proved costly for the north-east team as Dover equalised after the clock had struck 90 minutes.

L’Ghoul ran onto Effiong’s nudged pass and stroked the ball into the bottom corner via the far post, his second league goal of the season.

Dover almost won it in dramatic fashion, Taylor’s swirling corner ricocheted off sub Steven Rigg and inches over Hartlepool’s crossbar and Whites avoided an eighth home defeat of the campaign.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made three changes to the side that lost at Bromley on New Year’s Day with Jeffrey, Worgan and Oscar Gobern all coming into the starting line-up.

Whites next travel to Notts County on Saturday 18th January, kick-off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

 

HARTLEPOOL UNITED REACTION

MATCH GALLERY

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Dover Athletic v Bromley

Whites’ fans were given a belated Christmas present as Andy Hessenthaler’s men convincingly beat National League title challengers Bromley at Crabble on Boxing Day.

In soaking conditions, Ricky Modeste and Will De Havilland had Dover two goals ahead at the break, with Inih Effiong adding gloss to the scoreline with a cool finish in the second half.

The victory ended a winless league run of four matches for Dover as Athletic moved up four places to 12th in the table.

Earlier, Michael Woods’ sliding pass found Modeste well-placed at the back post, however Athletic’s winger scuffed wide.

Effiong was then denied by Ryan Huddart.

Whites’ striker was played in by Modeste, but Bromley’s goalie saved well with his legs.

Oscar Gobern, making his first appearance since the 4-3 home loss to Maidenhead in November, sprinted onto Bobby-Joe Taylor’s corner, but placed his back-post header wide of the mark.

Luke Coulson then curled Adam Mekki’s cross over.

Dover then took the lead in comical circumstances.

Gobern released Woods and the midfielder rolled the ball towards goal, however the ball stopped just before the goal line.

Thankfully for the hosts, Modeste was quickest to react, sliding home his fifth goal of the season.

Athletic then looked to set to end a run of three home league games without defeat by doubling their lead.

De Havilland headed Taylor’s corner into the net off the unfortunate Sam Wood on the goal line, with the Ravens defender unable to adjust his feet quickly enough.

Josh Passley then nearly had a heart-in-mouth moment when he directing a pass-back away from Worgan, but Athletic’s keeper scampered across his goalline line to rescue his teammate.

Huddart then plucked out Effiong’s header from Modeste’s pinpoint cross.

At Dover’s top scorer Effiong and Huddart would clash again moments later.

Both players went for a 50-50 challenge and with each man making contact, the ball spun away to a nearby Bromley defender.

Following the restart, Michael Cheek missed a golden chance to reduce the arrears.

The forward, currently on ten league goals for the campaign, look set to claim his 11th goal of the season, but completely miss-kicked when Ben Williamson’s ball landed at his feet.

Effiong then nearly scored a spectacular goal after running with the ball from his own half, but Huddart tipped his curling shot away for a corner.

The away side nearly found a way back into the game following a goalmouth scramble.

A corner from the left bounced around the penalty area, but substitute Josh Rees smashed the ball wide after at least two Dover players had cleared the ball off the line.

Dominant Dover then went close again as Jack Munns fired wide of the mark and at the other end, Worgan dived to palm away sub Andre Coker’s shot.

But the home team made the game save thanks to Effiong’s 11th goal of the season.

The burly forward dispossessed Jack Holland as Bromley’s captain tried to defend a long ball, before rounding Huddart and slotting into an empty net.

Sub Steven Rigg almost added a fourth when slotting wide from the edge of the box, but Whites’ held on to give their fans some much needed festive cheer in the biggest home win of the campaign so far.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made four changes to the side that started at Chorley on Saturday.   Munns, Taylor, Gobern and L’Ghoul came in for Jai Reason, Aaron Simpson, Paul Rooney and Anthony Jeffrey.

Whites next travel to Ebbsfleet United on Saturday 28th December, kick-off 3 pm.

DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION

 

BROMLEY REACTION

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