Category: Match Preview

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER VS WREXHAM

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad returns to National League action at home on Saturday when promotion-chasing Wrexham are the visitors at Crabble.

Whites continue to look for their first win of the season and while the seventh-placed Red Dragons will be hoping to close the gap on those ahead of them.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US?

You can read Wrexham’s preview of the game HERE

You can also see what their manager Phil Parkinson had to say ahead of the trip to Crabble HERE

TEAM NEWS

Defenders Seth Twumasi (knee), Reda Johnson (thigh), and Alex Green (ankle) are all still not available.

Forward Ben Williamson is back in the squad after missing the Yeovil game through injury.

Defender Danny Collinge also misses the game through suspension after picking up a yellow card at Yeovil.

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 buy your digital matchday magazine HERE

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, which kicks-off at 3pm, BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Wales will both have commentaries available HERE

Unfortunately, due to a lack of staff, there will be no LiveText coverage on our Twitter account for this game.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Aldershot Town vs Altrincham

Barnet vs Maidenhead United

Bromley vs Wealdstone

Dagenham & Redbridge vs Grimsby Town

Solihull Moors vs Woking

Weymouth vs Torquay United

MATCH PREVIEW: YEOVIL TOWN VS DOVER

Andy Hessenthaler and his squad head to Somerset today to play Yeovil Town in the Vanarama National League at 3pm.

Whites will hope to get their first win of the season while the hosts will be aiming to extend their impressive unbeaten run of form.

YEOVIL’S FORM GUIDE:

The Glovers are unbeaten in their past five National League games after wins at Bromley and Dagenham & Redbridge, and against Eastleigh and Woking at Huish Park.

They also drew 0-0 at Solihull Moors and are currently 13th.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT US

Yeovil’s preview can be found HERE

TEAM NEWS

Ben Williamson (groin) and Alex Green (ankle) join Ricky Miller (calf), Seth Twumasi (knee), and Reda Johnson (thigh) on the injury list and all will miss the trip.

Williamson picked up his knock against Wealdstone while Carney got injured playing for the Academy this week.

Miller, who was running and doing some work at Crabble pre-Wealdstone on Tuesday, is back training with the squad but not ready for selection yet.

Defender Danny Collinge is back in the squad after missing the Wealdstone game through illness.

DOVER COLOURS

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

COVERAGE

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Somerset will be broadcasting live and the link is HERE

Unfortunately, due to a lack of staff, there will be no LiveText coverage on our Twitter account for this game.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets can be bought in advance HERE or at the turnstile.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Altrincham vs Southend United

Eastleigh vs Solihull Moors

Grimsby Town vs Boreham Wood

King’s Lynn Town vs Aldershot Town

Notts County vs Dagenham & Redbridge

Torquay United vs FC Halifax Town

Wealdstone vs Stockport County

Woking vs Barnet

Wrexham vs Bromley

MATCH REPORT: DOVER 2 – 3 WEALDSTONE

Despite coming from behind twice, Whites remain winless this season as they fell to defeat against Wealdstone on a cold night at Crabble.

Jayden Sweeney gave the visitors an early lead, but Harry Ransom levelled shortly after with his first goal of the season.

Joshua Umerah put The Stones back infront midway through the first half, but Henry Woods levelled for Whites with 25 minutes to go.

Moments later, the visitors took the lead for the third time as Sweeney got his second of the game.

The away side were ahead within five minutes through Sweeney when the defender found himself with the ball at the back post after a great cross from Rhys Browne. The defender had enough space to take a touch before firing it across Josh Bexon in the Dover goal.

Whites reacted well from going behind and were level five minutes later through Ransom as he latched onto the end of a Woods’ corner to back heel it into the back of the net.

That goal looked to give the home side abit of confidence but chances came and went for Aaron Cosgrave who first hit his shot just wide of the far post, before Ben Williamson’s great run couldn’t be finished off by the AFC Wimbledon loanee who couldn’t direct the ball the right side of the post.

These chances came back to haunt Whites as moments later the visitors were back ahead through Umerah who did well to shrug of Ransom before shooting across Bexon and into the top corner.

Substitute Jay Bird went close to doubling The Stones’ lead with just over half an hour to go, however after opening his body up for the shot, he could only aim his attempt wide of the far post.

Despite starting the second half slowly, Dover grew into it and after a massive goalmouth scramble, Woods collected the ball and smashed a shot from outside the box into the top corner.

However, they weren’t level for long as Sweeney got his second of the game, latching onto a Charlie Cooper cross to poke home.

Chances came and went late on, with young Noah Carney forcing two good saves from the Wealdstone stopper as Whites fell to their ninth league defeat in a row.

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER VS WEALDSTONE

Dover Athletic welcome Wealdstone to Crabble this evening in the Vanarama National League – 7:45pm kick off.

Whites continue to look for their first win of the season and hope to do that against Stuart Maynard’s men.

LAST TIME OUT 

While we lost 3-1 at home to FC Halifax Town, Wealdstone drew 0-0 at Wrexham.

You can read the BBC report from that game HERE

WEALDSTONE’S PREVIEW

You can read Wealdstone’s preview of the game HERE

You can also see what their manager had to say ahead of the trip to Crabble HERE

TEAM NEWS

Andy Hessenthaler still has injury concerns over midfielder Koby Arthur (calf), striker Ricky Miller (calf) and defender Seth Twumasi (knee).

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 buy your digital matchday magazine HERE

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

TUESDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES 

Aldershot Town vs Torquay United

Boreham Wood vs Notts County

Bromley vs Yeovil Town

Chesterfield vs Altrincham

Dagenham & Redbridge vs Eastleigh

FC Halifax Town vs Wrexham

Solihull Moors vs Grimsby Town

Southend United vs Maidenhead United

Stockport County vs King’s Lynn Town

Weymouth vs Woking

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER VS FC HALIFAX TOWN

Whites welcome playoff contenders FC Halifax Town to Crabble on Saturday afternoon as they look to get their first win of the season.

This will be the Shaymen’s first league fixture since the end of October due to FA Cup commitments.

FC HALIFAX TOWN’S RECENT LEAGUE FORM

Pete Wild’s side has picked up four points from their last two league fixtures, having beaten Dagenham and Redbridge by a single goal before travelling to Kent to face Bromley in what would end in a goalless draw.

Last time out, they came out on top in an 11 goal thriller in the First Round of the FA Cup against fellow National League side Maidenhead United.

LAST MEETING 

Due to COVID and financial reasons at the club, these sides haven’t played each other since the 2019-2020 season. It was Saturday’s visitors who came out on top the last time we played, with on-loan Salford forward  Devante Rodney scoring a brace as Whites were beaten 4-2 at The Shay.

TEAM NEWS

Striker Ricky Miller (calf) and defender Seth Twumasi (knee) are both still missing through injury.

Winger James Caton and defender Alex Green are now fit again after injury and join young forward Noah Carney in the matchday squad.

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 buy your digital matchday magazine HERE

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Barnet vs Torquay United

Boreham Wood vs Maidenhead United

Bromley vs King’s Lynn Town

Dagenham & Redbridge vs Yeovil Town

Eastleigh vs Notts County

Solihull Moors vs Chesterfield

Weymouth vs Altrincham

Woking vs Stockport County

Wrexham vs Wealdstone

PREVIEW: TORQUAY UNITED VS WHITES

Whites make the 520-mile round trip to Devon to take on the 16th placed Gulls at Plainmoor on Saturday.

Both teams have had a fortnight without a competitive fixture after their early FA Cup exits.

TORQUAY’S RECENT LEAGUE FORM

Saturday’s hosts have picked up four points out of their past two National League games following a 1-1 draw at Wrexham last time out.

They beat the visiting Kings Lynn Town 2-0 at Plainmoor on October 23 after suffering defeat by the same margin at Bromley in their previous league outing.

LAST MEETING

We lost 2-0 at Plainmoor last October after defender Kyle Cameron scored twice in the behind closed doors fixture.

Our last victory at Torquay was on October 7th, 2017 when goals from Cambridge United loanee Paul Lewis and Ryan Bird secured a 2-0 win.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT DOVER

Manager Gary Johnson and defender Dean Moxey both spoke to TUFC TV ahead of our visit.

You can watch what Gary Johnson had to say HERE

You can watch what Dean Moxey had to say HERE

TEAM NEWS

Striker Ricky Miller (calf) and defender Seth Twumasi (knee) will both miss the trip through injury.

Defender Jake Goodman is available again after missing the trip to Southend United with an ankle injury and he comes into the matchday squad along with young forward Noah Carney.

Meanwhile, we can also confirm that midfielder Yannis Drais, who arrived on a non-contract basis last month, has now left the club.

DOVER COLOURS

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

TICKET NEWS

You can book your tickets online HERE

COVERAGE

The game kicks off at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Devon will be broadcasting live and the link is HERE

You can also listen to TUFC Radio coverage of the game and the link is HERE

Unfortunately, due to a lack of staff, there will be no LiveText coverage on our Twitter account for this game.

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Aldershot Town vs Grimsby Town

Altrincham vs Boreham Wood

Chesterfield vs Weymouth

King’s Lynn Town vs Wrexham

Maidenhead United vs Dagenham & Redbridge

Notts County vs Solihull Moors

Southend United vs Woking

Stockport County vs Bromley

Torquay United vs Dover Athletic

Wealdstone vs Barnet

Yeovil Town vs Eastleigh

 

 

MATCH PREVIEW: SOUTHEND VS DOVER

Dover continue to search for their first win of the season as they travel to Southend this evening.

Despite coming from behind twice, three goals in the last 25 minutes against Stockport on Saturday sealed another defeat in what has been a disappointing season for Andy Hessenthaler’s men.

Likewise, this evening’s hosts are also struggling to get wins on the board this season, having picked up two in their first 12 games. This form led to the sacking of manager Phil Brown at the beginning of October, with Kevin Maher coming into replace him and ex-Barnet manager Darren Currie coming in as his number two.

Last time out, the National League newcomers suffered their 8th defeat of the season as a late Tyrone Marsh goal meant they were defeated away from home by Boreham Wood.

SOUTHEND’S PLAYER TO WATCH

Rhys Murphy knows how to score in this division, having done it consistently for Yeovil Town over the last few years. He is also top scorer for The Shrimpers with three goals this campaign.

LAST TIME WE MET 

The last time we played this evening’s host was in the FA Cup in 2019.

On that day Hessenthaler’s men came out on top against a side who were struggling in League One at the time.

With seven minutes left of the game, Ruel Sotiriou scored the only goal of the game shortly after coming onto the pitch.

The Orient loanee made a name for himself live on BT Sport by latching onto a long ball and firing past the goalkeeper to send Whites’ into the Second Round.

TEAM COLOURS

We will be wearing our all red kit tonight

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Stadium – Roots Hall, Victoria Ave, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6NQ

Matchday Prices are as follows:

Adults – £20

60+ – £15

17-22 – £15

Emergency services – £15

Disabled – £15

Student – £15

Junior – £10

Child – £5

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER VS STOCKPORT

After two weeks of FA Cup action, Andy Hessenthaler’s side turns their attention back to the National League where a win is very much needed in their fight for survival.

Whites were knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle on Tuesday night as they fell to a single goal defeat against Yate Town in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round Replay.

Meanwhile, our visitors lost 2-1 at home on Tuesday against Barnet, a result which saw manager Simon Rusk sacked the following morning..

The Hatters are currently 10th in the National League, five points off the play-off places.

STOCKPORT’S PLAYER TO WATCH

John Rooney knows the National League very well having scored consistently in this league for a number of years. He has got three goals already this season and will be looking to add to his tally at Crabble.

LAST TIME WE MET 

In our only meeting against Stockport last season, three second half goals meant Whites were defeated at Edgeley Park.

John Rooney opened the scoring from the penalty spot for the home side, before the lead was doubled 10 minutes later through Alex Reid.

Rooney got his second of the game with a minute to go as Dover were comprehensively beaten.

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

RIP KEITH HUGHES

A minute’s silence will be held before kick-off today following the passing of our Head Gateman Keith Hughes last week following a short battle with cancer.

Our players, together with manager Andy Hessenthaler and his staff, will also be wearing black armbands as a mark of respect and a tribute to Keith.

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

PROGRAMME

You can buy your copy of today’s digital programme HERE

SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

Barnet vs Aldershot Town (5.20pm)

Boreham Wood vs Southend United

Bromley vs FC Halifax Town

Dagenham & Redbridge vs Chesterfield

Eastleigh vs Maidenhead United

Grimsby Town vs Notts County

Solihull Moors vs Yeovil Town

Weymouth vs King’s Lynn Town

Woking vs Altrincham

Wrexham vs Torquay United

MATCH PREVIEW: YATE TOWN VS DOVER

Dover make the long trip to Gloucestershire for the second time in a week this evening as they face Yate Town in the rescheduled FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round replay.

Last Tuesday’s encounter at Lodge Road was postponed an hour after the scheduled kick off time due to a floodlight failure.

This replay came about after Andy Hessenthaler’s men came from behind to earn a draw against The Bluebells at Crabble.

Whites went behind early on at Crabble through Olly Mehew, before Ricky Miller equalised with his first competitive goal of the season midway through the second half.

Reda Johnson was sent off with 10 minutes to go in the tie and will miss tonight’s replay.

The winners of this tie will welcome Yeovil Town in the First Round proper, after they knocked out Weymouth on penalties in their own replay last Tuesday, with ties commencing on the weekend of 6th November.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Stadium – The Jelf Stadium, Lodge Rd, Yate, Bristol BS37 7LE

Ticket information can be found below – Please note all tickets are pay on the gate

  • Adults: £10
  • Concessions (OAP, U17, Students & NHS): £7
  • U18’s: £5
  • Under 11’s: £2

MATCH PREVIEW: YATE TOWN VS DOVER ATHLETIC

Dover travel to Gloucestershire this evening as they face Yate Town for the second time in four days in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round replay.

Whites went behind early on at Crabble on Saturday through Olly Mehew, before Ricky Miller equalised with his first competitive goal of the season midway through the second half.

Reda Johnson was harshly sent off with 10 minutes to go in the tie and will now miss tonight’s replay.

Andy Hessentaler’s men will be looking for their first win of the season when they travel to Bristol, with his side needing to put in a better performance in the replay to get through.

The winners of this tie will welcome either Weymouth or Yeovil Town in the First Round proper, with ties commencing on the weekend of 6th November.

COVERAGE

If you are unable to make the game, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens.

MATCHDAY INFORMATION

Stadium – The Jelf Stadium, Lodge Rd, Yate, Bristol BS37 7LE

Ticket information can be found below – Please note all tickets are pay on the gate

  • Adults: £10
  • Concessions (OAP, U17, Students & NHS): £7
  • U18’s: £5
  • Under 11’s: £2