Category: Club News

NO HAPPY FEET THIS WEEK

Unfortunately due to the wet weather, the regular Happy Feet junior coaching sessions have been called off because of the ground being unplayable.

Sunday’s Walking Football has also been cancelled.

You can contact the Community Team HERE

GAME OFF!

Tonight’s Academy’s FA Youth Cup First Round proper tie against Langley FC at Crabble has fallen victim to the weather and, following a referee’s inspection, has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

FA TROPHY DRAW

We start our FA Trophy campaign with a trip to Isthmian South Central side Uxbridge.

The second-round tie will be played on November 19th at 3pm.

Prize money is £3,750 for winning teams with the losing side collecting £1,000.

 

PLACE IN HISTORY BECKONS

FA Youth Cup history is within our Academy’s grasp.

Manager Mike Sandmann’s squad of talented young players take on Langley in the First Round proper at Crabble on Thursday (7.45pm) and should they win, they will become the first team to reach the Second Round for the first time in the 12-year history of the Academy.

The campaign so far has been a story of guts, passion, and hunger to succeed in the four games they have played.

First-team squad member Kieron Agbebi (pictured) and his teammates started their journey with a 9-1 win against Hollands & Blair at Crabble before backing up that performance with wins against Margate (5-0) and Ebbsfleet United (5-1).

They then won 6-2 at Walton & Hersham to secure their place in the First Round.

Admission is £10 and £5 for concessions.

So please come along and support the youngsters – they love having you there.

 

 

 

 

 

POST-MATCH REACTION | MITCH BRUNDLE | BATH CITY 0-1 DOVER

Assistant manager Mitch Brundle was full of praise for his players after the impressive win at Twerton Park on Saturday.

Luke Wanadio scored the all-important goal five minutes before half-time as Whites bounced back from Tuesday’s disappointing defeat against Concord Rovers in style.

GET YOUR PARTY TICKETS NOW!

Grab your work colleagues, your friends, or your family, and join us for a Christmas Party in the Centre Spot.

Enjoy a glass of chilled bubbly on arrival followed by a three-course dinner, then dance the night away at our disco for just £28.95 per person.

But you need to act quickly as we only have limited availability left on two of the five original dates,  December 2nd, and 3rd, and both nights are filling up fast!

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

Please note that a deposit of £10 per person is required at the time of booking.

So don’t miss out on snapping up our last available dates and book today!

MATCH PREVIEW: BATH CITY V DOVER

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad makes the long trip to Somerset on Saturday aiming to bounce back quickly from the disappointment of Tuesday’s National League South defeat against Concord Rangers at Crabble.

Bath drew 2-2 at Havant & Waterlooville on Wednesday with former Dover defender Josh Passley scoring a 97th-minute equaliser for the home side.

The point sees Bath start Saturday’s game in sixth place, seven points ahead of Whites.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

You can read the Bath preview HERE

LAST TIME WE MET  –  FEBRUARY 10th 2015

Dover Athletic bowed out of the FA Trophy after losing 2-1 at Bath City in the quarter-final replay at Twerton Park.

The hosts led 2-0 at half-time after scoring twice in five minutes.

Dave Pratt opened the scoring in the 24th minute before Chas Hemmings doubled the Romans advantage minutes later.

Defender Tyrone Sterling reduced the deficit in the 69th minute when he swept home a cross from substitute James Poole.

The two sides had drawn 3-3 at Crabble the previous Saturday.

Dover: M. Walker, T. Wynter (R. Modeste 46′), C. Essam, R. Orlu, S. Raggett, T. Sterling, N. Deverdics, B. Cogan (J. Poole 63′), C. Kinnear Jnr, T. Murphy, J. Reid (S. Taiwo 76′)

Subs not used: L. Hook, S. Francis

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Defender Myles Judd won’t be making the trip as he’ll be serving a one-game ban after collecting his fifth booking of the campaign during the 3-0 loss against Concord.

Mitch Brundle (knee) will again be missing while George Nikaj remains out on loan at Ashford United.

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 3pm and if you are unable to make it, we will be providing live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

Please note that BBC Radio Kent will not be covering the game, but Bath City Radio will be HERE

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the details you need HERE

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Chelmsford City v Eastbourne Borough
Cheshunt v Havant & Waterlooville
Concord Rangers v Chippenham Town
Dartford v Weymouth
Farnborough v Oxford City
Hampton & Richmond v Braintree Town
Hemel Hempstead Town v Ebbsfleet United
St Albans City v Dulwich Hamlet
Taunton Town v Tonbridge Angels
Welling United v Hungerford Town
Worthing v Slough Town

POST-MATCH REACTION | MIKE SANDMANN | DOVER 0-3 CONCORD RANGERS

First team coach and Academy Manager Mike Sandmann spoke to BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Gerrard after the National League South defeat at Crabble on Tuesday.

The defeat ended Dover’s five-game unbeaten run ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bath City.

Ryan Blackman gave Concord a ninth-minute lead before Whites missed an opportunity to get back on level terms just before half-time from the penalty spot after Jordan Higgs was sent flying.

Striker Alfie Pavey, who had previously scored twice from the spot in his past two games, saw his effort beat the keeper but crash into the crossbar.

Concord increased their lead through Nana Kyei four minutes after half-time before Aron Pollock added a third not long after.

Dover Athletic: Nelson, Judd, Paxman (Krasniqi 71′), Goodman, Higgs (Wilkinson 67′), Pavey, Wanadio, Martin, Sterling, Kandi (Grant 58′), Baptiste.

Subs not used: Moses, Carney

Concord Rangers: Minter, Popo, Ramsay, Pollock, Beckett, Blackman (Theobalds 36′), Williamson, Modeste (Hernandez 72′), Kyei (Eyoma 90′), Davies, Manor

Subs not used: Thompson, Tuansaam

ATT: 659

 

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER V CONCORD RANGERS

Dover will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to six games in the National League South when they host Concord Rangers at Crabble on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Andy Hessenthaler’s side came from behind to earn a point against visiting Farnborough on Saturday thanks to Alfie Pavey’s penalty.

The Beach Boys arrive in Kent after losing 3-0 at Hampton & Richmond on Saturday in what was new manager Rob Small’s first game in charge.

In the squad for the Essex side are three players who have played for Dover in their careers including former Crabble favourite, Ricky Modeste.

The Grenadian international made close to 200 appearances for Dover in two spells before leaving at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Forward Ben Williamson played 25 games for Whites before leaving for Concord last January while Danny Green made three apperances while on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge back in 2012.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

You can read the Concord preview HERE

LAST TIME WE MET  –  OCTOBER 20th 2018

Inih Effiong scored a stunning late winner to secure Dover a 1-0 win at Concord Rangers and earn his side a place in the FA Cup first round.

The big striker (pictured below celebrating his goal with the travelling Dover fans) curled home a brilliant 25-yard free-kick with just three minutes left to hand Dover boss Andy Hessenthaler his first win since returning to the Crabble hot seat.

Concord almost equalised in the fourth minute of stoppage time in the fourth qualifying round tie when now Dover defender Tyrone Sterling saw his header come back off the bar.

Concord: Beasant, Popo, Shaw, Clark, Minshull, Sterling, Green, Blackman (Pollock 88mins), Wall, Midson, Topley (S Knott 83mins). Subs not used: Froud, Harris, Sullivan, Smith, Glover.

Dover: Walker, Passley, Lokko, Essam, Brundle, Allen (Okosieme 90mins), Effiong, Nortey (Sho-Silva 78mins), Gomis (Daniel 61mins), Lewis, Debayo. Subs not used: Adebowale, Massanka, Schmoll.

Attendance: 446.

OTHER HEAD-TO-HEAD MEETINGS

19/04/2014: Concord Rangers 1-2 Dover Athletic 

24/08/2013: Dover Athletic 0-1 Concord Rangers 

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Captain Lee Martin is back in the squad after missing the Farnborough game due to a one-game ban after collecting his fifth booking of the campaign during the 3-0 win against Slough.

Mitch Brundle (knee) will again be missing while George Nikaj remains out on loan at Ashford United.

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 7.45 pm you are unable to make it, we will be providing live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

BBC Radio Kent will also be covering the game with Matt Gerrard on commentary duties HERE

PROGRAMME

Printed matchday programmes will be available for sale around the ground and from the club shop.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for this game can be purchased at the turnstile only.

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £16

Over 60 – £14

Under 18 – £8

Under 11s continue to be free with paying adult

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Braintree Town v Welling United
Chippenham Town v Hemel Hempstead Town
Dulwich Hamlet v Worthing
Eastbourne Borough v Hampton & Richmond
Ebbsfleet United v St Albans City
Hungerford Town v Cheshunt
Oxford City v Taunton Town
Slough Town v Dartford
Tonbridge Angels v Chelmsford City
Weymouth v Farnborough

CURRY NIGHT TOMORROW

Bookings are still being taken for our curry night in the VIP Platinum Suite for tomorrow’s National League South game against Concord Rangers at Crabble.

This package costs £15 (plus the price of a matchday ticket for any non-season ticket holders) and on the menu will be chicken curry with rice and naan bread.

A vegetarian curry will also be available.

The experience includes:

  • A one-course meal served at your table

  • Reserved undercover premium padded seating

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

  • Complimentary matchday team sheet

Arrival at the ground should be at 6pm and food will be served at  6.15pm.

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 book and watch the match from the best seats in the house, call the office on 01304 822373, email gavin.hughes@doverathletic.com or pop into our main reception during office hours.

Payment is required at the time of booking.