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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: 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.

ENJOY OUR MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY

We have a range of matchday hospitality packages, available to purchase on a match-by-match basis for all our home matches at Crabble.

You can watch the game, or entertain clients, in style. with the VIP  Platinum Suite package.

It provides a great opportunity for you to enjoy our matchday hospitality and provides the ultimate way to spend your time with us.

The package includes:

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

  • A three-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

The very special experience costs £28 per person and is available for individual and group bookings, or as a gift voucher.

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

VIP Platinum Suite Matchday Experience tickets for our National League South game against Farnborough at Crabble on Saturday are now on sale.

On the menu this week is:

  • Tomato soup with Ciabatta roll and butter
  • Roast Chicken breasts with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, peas, and gravy
  • Lemon tart with raspberries and cream

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 VIP ticket please email gavin.hughes@doverathletic.com or call the office on 01304 822373

POST-MATCH REACTION | ANDY HESSENTHALER | DOVER 3-0 SLOUGH TOWN

Dover extended their unbeaten run to four games after victory against the visiting Rebels at Crabble.

Chike Kandi gave Andy Hessenthaler’s team a 1-0 lead at half-time before Alfie Pavey and Luke Wanadio sealed the three points and make it back-to-back wins.

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER V SLOUGH TOWN

Dover returns to National League South action at Crabble for the second consecutive Saturday with Slough Town making the trip to Kent.

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad made it seven points from a possible nine in the past three games after a 3-0 win against visiting Braintree Town last time out to extend their unbeaten run to three games.

The Rebels, who are currently 10th on the table, three points ahead of Whites, lost 2-0 at home to Hemel Hempstead Town last Saturday.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

You can read the latest from the Slough Town camp HERE

LAST TIME WE MET IN A LEAGUE GAME AT CRABBLE  –  AUGUST 14th 2004

Chris Wright’s double ensured Dover’s Ryman League debut started with a win against Slough Town at the then-named Hoverspeed Stadium.

Rob Smidmore gave Whites the lead on the stroke of half-time before Wright made it 2-0 from close range just after the hour mark.

Wright’s stunning long-range effort made it 3-0 nine minutes later before the visitors reduced the deficit via a header from Hodges 15 minutes from time.

Dover: Pat Mullin, James Farrier, James Rogers, Dale Skelton, Craig Cloke, Tom Hickman, Rob Smidmore (Michael Smissen, 83), Billy Bone (Micky Lane, 74), Shaun Welford, Chris Wright, John Mee (Danny Welch, 74). Subs not used: Shane Hamshare, Paul Rogers.

Attendance: 637

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Andy Hessenthaler’s player/assistant manager Mitch Brundle misses his second consecutive game because of a knee injury.

Midfielder Jordan Higgs is back in the matchday squad after serving a one-game ban against Braintree after collecting his fifth booking of the campaign.

Forward Reece Grant is also back in the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury.

George Nikaj remains out on loan at Ashford United

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 3 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.

Please note that BBC Radio Kent will not be commentating on the game due to their FA Cup coverage.

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

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Braintree Town v Worthing
Concord Rangers v Bath City
Dartford v Tonbridge Angels
Hemel Hempstead Town v Cheshunt
Welling United v St Albans City

MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY ON SALE NOW

Dover Athletic Football Club has a wide range of matchday hospitality packages available for all home matches at Crabble, so you can watch the game, or entertain clients, in style.

The VIP  Platinum Suite Matchday Experience provides a great opportunity for you to enjoy our matchday hospitality and provides the ultimate way to spend your time with us.

The package includes:

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

  • A three-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

The very special experience costs £28 per person and is vailable for individual and group bookings, or as a gift voucher.

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

VIP  Platinum Suite Matchday Experience tickets for our National League South game against Slough Town at Crabble on Saturday are now on sale.

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 VIP ticket please email gavin.hughes@doverathletic.com or call the office on 01304 822373

PRINTED MATCHDAY PROGRAMME IS BACK!

We are delighted to confirm, that after taking on board supporter feedback, we will now have a printed matchday programme available for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.

The first edition of the programme will be on sale around the ground and in the club shop for the visit of Braintree Town on Saturday for £3.

This week’s edition features the manager’s notes, Matt Gerrard’s column, a look back at yesteryear, together with an update on the Academy.

 

NEW DATE FOR SLOUGH GAME

Our postponed National League South game against Slough Town at Crabble will now be played on October 15th at 3pm.

The National League today approved to game to be played on that date due to Oxford City’s continuation in the FA Cup.

We will advise a new date for the trip to Oxford in due course.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

VIP Platinum Suite tickets for our National League South game against Braintree Town at Crabble on Saturday are now on sale.

To watch all the action 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 on the turnstile on the day.

The experience includes:

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

  • A three-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 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.