Category: Club News

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Manager Andy Hessenthaler speaks to BBC Radio Kent after the 1-0 National League defeat against Wrexham at Crabble.

MATCH REPORT: DOVER 0-1 WREXHAM

Manager Andy Hessenthaler’s patched-up side suffered late heartbreak after Jordan Davies’ goal six minutes from time secured all three points for the promotion-chasing Red Dragons at Crabble.

Hessenthaler was forced to play players out of position with on-loan Crawley Town defender Harry Ranson pulling out on the morning of the match due to illness.

Millwall loanee Junior Tiensia played at right-back rather than left with Danny Collinge suspended, while Seth Nana Twumasi, who only turned up to get treatment for his knee injury, found himself replacing Ranson, and doing it in a pair of borrowed boots too!

Twumasi hasn’t trained for three weeks either, but it didn’t show as he produced an outstanding performance at the back in substitute Noah Carney’s boots.

Despite the changes, Whites made the visitors work hard and it could have been such a different result with Hessentahler’s team seeing a penalty claim waved away after TJ Bramble was bundled over by visiting captain Luke Young four minutes before half-time.

Whites hit the woodwork three times in the second half before Wrexham won it at the death after Davies’ corner eluded everyone.

The win sees Wrexham move up to fourth while Whites remain winless and bottom.

STRIKER LEAVES CRABBLE

Dover Athletic Football Club can confirm that Ricky Miller has departed the club after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

The 32-year old striker returned to Crabble as Manager Andy Hessenthaler’s first summer signing in June 2021 after leaving fellow National League side Aldershot Town.

We would like to thank Ricky for his efforts whilst at the club and wish him all the very best in the future.

VIP Hospitality almost SOLD OUT!

We have limited availability remaining for the VIP Platinum Suite for our National League game against Wrexham on Saturday at Crabble, so don’t delay, book today!

To see the match from the best seats in the house and to enjoy a very special experience costs £28 per person.

Please note that this price does NOT include entry for non-season ticket holders who do attend, and they will still need to pay entry on the turnstile on the day.

The experience includes:

  • Butler hosted lounge with large TVs and projector showing the game

  • A three-course meal, served at your table

  • Reserved undercover premium padded seating

  • Complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water, plus dedicated paid bar before and after the match

  • Complimentary matchday team sheet

Arrival at the ground should be at 1pm and food will be served at 1.30pm.

There are only 64 spaces available, so all tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

The dress code is smart casual.

To buy your passes please email gavin.hughes@doverathletic.com or call the office on 01304 822373

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the suite soon.

FA TROPHY DRAW

Our Buildbase FA Trophy campaign begins with a Third Round tie against National League rivals Bromley at Crabble.

The tie will take place on Saturday, December 18th.

Winning clubs at this stage collect £4500 while the losing clubs collect £1250.

There are no replays at this stage, so if a match is drawn after 90 minutes, the winner shall be determined by a penalty shootout.

If a match is postponed, this must be rescheduled and played within the postponement window, on or before Thursday 23 December.

FULL DRAW

1 Boston United v Kidderminster Harriers
2 Matlock Town or Marske United v York City
3 Stockport County v Grimsby Town
4 Stourbridge v AFC Telford United
5 Morpeth Town v Liversedge or Lancaster City
6 Chesterfield v Ashton United or Guiseley
7 King’s Lynn Town v Whitby Town or Nantwich Town
8 Notts County v Altrincham
9 Farsley Celtic or Stalybridge Celtic v Southport or Darlington
10 Wrexham v Gloucester City
11 Bradford (Park Avenue) or Marine v FC Halifax Town
12 AFC Fylde v Solihull Moors
13 Curzon Ashton v Alfreton Town
14 Radcliffe v Spennymoor Town or Chorley
15 Eastleigh v Enfield Town
16 Cheshunt v Bishop’s Stortford
17 Aldershot Town v Kingstonian
18 Cray Wanderers v Dartford
19 Southend United v Dorking Wanderers
20 Larkhall Athletic v AFC Totton
21 St Albans City v Braintree Town
22 Dover Athletic v Bromley
23 Yeovil Town v Woking
24 Truro City v Dagenham & Redbridge
25 Slough Town v Eastbourne Borough
26 Barnet v Boreham Wood
27 Tonbridge Angels v Torquay United
28 Hungerford Town v Weymouth
29 Needham Market v Wealdstone
30 Folkestone Invicta v Uxbridge
31 Plymouth Parkway v Dulwich Hamlet
32 Maidenhead United v Maidstone United

‘TIS THE SEASON TO PARTY AT CRABBLE

Come and join us for a Christmas Party in the Centre Spot.

Eat, drink and get in the festive spirit with a choice of three-party nights, December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, for just £26.95 per person.

The party starts the minute you arrive and you will be welcomed with a glass of chilled bubbly before you sit down and enjoy a delicious three-course meal.

After the meal, the dance floor will be open and you can party the night away.

Doors open at 7pm on each night with dinner served from 7.30pm.

To book, call 01304 822 373 or email gavin.hughes@doverathletic.com

Don’t delay, book today!

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Manager Andy Hessenthaler speaks to BBC Radio Kent after the 1-1 National League draw at Yeovil Town.

Apologies for the audio … it was windy at Huish Park !!

ONE IN AND TWO OUT

Manager Andy Hessenthaler has today added to his goalkeeping options with the arrival of Alexis Andre Jr on a non-contract basis.

The 24-year-old Frenchman spent four years with Bristol Rovers, making his EFL debut for the Gas against Walsall in September 2017.

A product of the Nike Academy, Andre Jr, who will wear the number 44 shirt for us, recently made six appearances for Folkestone Invicta while incumbent Tim Roberts was injured.

Meanwhile, in other squad news.

Winger Marshall Wratten has today joined Isthmian South East side Faversham Town on a 90-day loan, while forward Matt Bentley, who arrived on a non-contract basis in September, has now left the club.

ALFIE IS BACK!

Dover Athletic is delighted to announce that striker Alfie Pavey has rejoined the club on loan from Maidstone United for a month.

The 26-year-old, who will wear the number 26 shirt, scored 12 goals in 38 appearances for us in his previous spell at Crabble after arriving from Havant & Waterlooville in November 2018.

He left Dover to sign for Barnet for an undisclosed fee in September 2019 before joining Maidstone in June 2021.

After spending his youth career with Maidstone, where he scored 300 goals in three years for the Stones’ academy and youth sides, Pavey earned a move to Championship side Millwall.

In his three years with the Lions, Pavey, who trained with his new teammates on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s National League clash at Yeovil Town, spent time on loan with Barnet, Bromley, Aldershot, Hampton and Richmond, and Dartford.

Following a brief spell with Welling United, Pavey returned to Dartford, scoring 28 goals in 38 matches and winning the National League South Player of the Season award.

He then joined promoted Havant & Waterlooville and scored four times in 19 appearances before making the move to Crabble.

Welcome back, Alfie !!

VIDEO: MATCH REACTION

Coach Nicky Southall spoke to BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Gerrard after the 3-2 defeat against Wealdstone at Crabble.