Category: Club News

NEW DATE FOR NOTTS

We can now confirm that our postponed National League game against Notts County at Crabble has now been re-arranged for Tuesday, February 15th at 7.45 pm.

The game was originally scheduled to take place last Saturday but was postponed after the referee decided the pitch was unplayable and with further rain forecast called the game off.

VIDEO: NOTTS GAME OFF

Chairman Jim Parmenter gives us his thoughts after the referee made the decision to call off the National League game against Notts County at Crabble.

 

 

 

MATCH PREVIEW – DOVER VS NOTTS COUNTY

Andy Hessenthaler will miss today’s National League game against Notts County at Crabble after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Dover manager, who also missed training on Thursday, is now isolating, so first-team coach Nicky Southall will take charge against the sixth-placed visitors.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

You can watch Notts County Head Coach Ian Burchnall preview the game HERE

TEAM NEWS

Reda Johnson (calf), Alex Green (ankle), James Caton (groin), TJ Bramble (back), Travis Gregory (knee), and Will Moses (ankle) are all not available.

Defender Jake Goodman is also suspended after his yellow card at Dagenham last Sunday.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Tickets for this game must be bought at the turnstile only. Both cash and card are accepted.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £18

Over 60 – £15

Under 18 – £9

Under 11s free with paying adult

PROGRAMME

You can download your digital matchday magazine for the game HERE

 

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, which kicks off at 3pm, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Aldershot Town v Maidenhead United
Barnet v Altrincham
Bromley v Solihull Moors
FC Halifax Town v Eastleigh
King’s Lynn Town v Woking
Torquay United v Dagenham & Redbridge
Weymouth v Southend United

 

 

HARRY’S STAYING AT CRABBLE

We are delighted to announce that Harry Ransom has extended his loan stay at Crabble until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old Crawley Town centre-half initially joined us in September for four months and has made 17 appearances in all competitions in that time.

He’s scored once, that coming in the 3-2 defeat against Wealdstone at Crabble.

 

 

LOAN SPELL ENDS

Junior Tiensia has returned to Championship side Millwall at the end of his loan spell with us.

The 21-year-old left-back made his debut for Andy Hessenthaler’s side in the 1-1 draw in the National League clash away at Weymouth on September 18th.

He went on to play another 12 National League games, and also made two appearances in the FA Cup and another in the FA Trophy.

Everybody at the club would like to thank Junior for his contribution during his time with us and we wish him all the very best for the future.

MATCH PREVIEW: DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE VS DOVER ATHLETIC

Andy Hessenthaler and his squad start the New Year with a trip to London on Sunday for the return match against Dagenham & Redbridge in the Vanarama National League at 3pm.

DAGENHAM FORM GUIDE:

The Daggers won 2-0 at Crabble on Boxing Day before beating visiting Aldershot Town 1-0 thanks to Angelo Balanta’s third goal in four matches last Tuesday.

That was their third consecutive National League win which started with a 3-2 win at home against Grimsby Town on December 4.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US

Dagenham manager Daryl McMahon’s video preview can be found HERE

Midfielder Matt Robinson previews the game HERE

TEAM NEWS

Watford loanee, goalkeeper Adam Parkes, is available again following a hip injury,

T J Bramble (back), Reda Johnson (thigh), Alex Green (ankle), Travis Gregory (knee), and Will Moses (ankle) all continue to miss out.

DOVER COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our home kit.

COVERAGE

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Kent will be providing commentary HERE

We will also have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the details HERE

Please note that ALL tickets must be purchased in advance of the match – the deadline is noon on Sunday.

SUNDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Boreham Wood v Barnet
Eastleigh v Weymouth
Maidenhead United v Wealdstone
Notts County v Wrexham
Woking v Aldershot Town
Yeovil Town v Torquay United

PREVIEW PHOTO: Many thanks to photographer Barry Goodwin and KentOnline for supplying the photo used in this preview

HAPPY NEW YEAR

A year of frustration, uncertainty, bad news, and difficulties that no one could have imagined – we are sure no one will be sad to say goodbye to 2021.

So as a new year beckons, all of us here at the football club would like to say a massive thank you for the support we have received over the past 12 months.

We have been humbled by the generosity of your donations through various fundraising initiatives and your continued support of our games at Crabble and away from home.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the new and existing sponsors and advertisers, who continue to support us in what is an extremely difficult time for everyone.

It is also an appropriate time to say thank you to our small team of volunteers, people who selflessly work hard behind the scenes to prepare for and deliver match days.

So whether you are a fan, a business that supports us, or a volunteer, we want to say that we really couldn’t do it without each and every one of you … thank you all.

Wherever you are in the world supporting the club, the Chairman, Directors, management, players, and staff would like to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Please stay safe out there!

LOAN FORWARD RECALLED

Dover Athletic Football Club can confirm that forward Aaron Cosgrave has been recalled from his loan spell with us by parent club AFC Wimbledon with immediate effect.

The 22-year-old joined us from the League One side in July and made 22 appearances in all competitions for Andy Hessenthaler’s side, scoring four times.

His final appearance for the club was in the 1-0 FA Trophy Third Round defeat against Bromley at Crabble on December 18.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Aaron for giving his all during his time with us and we all wish him the very best for the future.

Best wishes also to The Dons for the remainder of their season too!

 

 

DAGENHAM TICKETS

Tickets for our National League game at Dagenham & Redbridge on January 2nd at 3pm need to be purchased in advance of the match.

You will not able to buy tickets on the day for the SD Samuels Stand – that applies for both home and away fans.

Tickets will be able to be purchased until noon on the day of the match in the SD Samuels Stand through blocks 1, 2 and 3 HERE

 

NEW DATE FOR WEALDSTONE

Our National League match at Wealdstone has been brought forward to next month.

The match was originally scheduled to be played at Grosvenor Vale on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7.45 pm

However, with both clubs out for the FA Trophy, the match will now take place on Saturday, January 15th with a 3pm kick-off.