League: Kent Senior Cup

Kent Senior Cup

Dover Athletic v Gillingham


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Faversham Town v Dover Athletic

Whites advanced past the second round of the Kent Senior Cup with a convincing win against their Isthmian League South East Division opponents on Tuesday evening.

Early goals from Nassim L’Ghoul, Ade Yussuf and a brace from Steven Rigg sent Andy Hessenthaler’s men into the final eight of the County competition.

Faversham had twice pulled goals back, but struggled to deal with their National League opponents on the night.

L’Ghoul thundered home an effort in off the crossbar as Dover went ahead on 15 minutes and Rigg then saw his strike at the back post ruled out for offside.

However Athletic did not have to wait long to double their lead.

Ade Yusuff beat his man out wide and fired a low effort under the arms of Faversham’s keeper.

However, Town were back in the game from the spot after academy youngster Harrison Pont fouled an opponent in the penalty area.

L’Ghoul drilled an effort into the side-netting, but Athletic’s two-goal cushion was restored when Rigg blasted into an empty net after Town’s keeper had parried Yusuff’s fierce shot.

Frenchman L’Ghoul sent a long-distance curler whizzing just over the crossbar, however, Dover sealed their win just after the break when Rigg headed in Aaron Simpson’s cross.

Rigg almost netted a hat-trick when his stabbed effort struck the goalkeeper.

Faversham pulled one back with a fine finish from their striker, but it was too late for any comeback as Dover moved into the third round with ease.

Whites next host Hartlepool United in the National League on Saturday 11th January, kick-off 3 pm.

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