Category: Match Preview

MATCH PREVIEW: CHESHUNT V DOVER

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad is back in National League South action for the second time in four days when it makes the trip around the M25 to Hertfordshire on Tuesday.

Both sides earned a point last Saturday with Cheshunt drawing 0-0 at Weymouth while Whites drew 1-1 against St Albans City at Crabble.

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Defender Jake Goodman (hamstring) misses his second consecutive game, but fellow defender Will Moses is back in the matchday squad after recovering from an illness that saw him become a late withdrawal from Saturday’s starting line-up.

Young striker Noah Carney (knee) remains on the sidelines but is back running now.

DOVER COLOURS

For fans heading to the game wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our navy kit.

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 7.45pm 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 there will be no BBC Radio coverage of the game.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets purchased on the turnstile will be £14 for adults, £10 for concessions, £6 for U17s, while U12s are free.

If you purchase your ticket online, you will get it at a reduced rate.

You can get all the details you need HERE

COACH TRAVEL

The Supporters Club is running a coach to the game and it’s not too late to book your seat on it.

Please contact Craig on 07934 300335 for all the details.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Braintree Town v Oxford City
Dulwich Hamlet v Chelmsford City
Hemel Hempstead Town v Bath City
Slough Town v Concord Rangers
Tonbridge Angels v Eastbourne Borough
Welling United v Farnborough
Worthing v Ebbsfleet United

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER V ST ALBANS CITY

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad returns to action at Crabble on Saturday following three consecutive away games.

White’s won 2-0 at Hampton & Richmond Borough last Saturday while the Hertfordshire visitors head to Kent on the back of a 3-0 win against Bath City.

The Saints will start the game, which kicks-off at 12.30 pm, in sixth place … six places and six points ahead of Whites.

.WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

You can read the St Albans City preview HERE

LAST TIME WE MET IN A LEAGUE GAME AT CRABBLE  –  APRIL 30th 2011

Dover Athletic 4-1 St Albans City

Dover’s last-ditch bid to steal a promotion play-off spot was foiled, despite a commanding win against relegated St Albans.

Other results failed to go in their favour and Martin Hayes’ side finished an eventful season in league and cup two points outside the playoffs.

Adam Birchall rounded off his impressive tally for the season at 45 goals in all competitions as he added a brace.

Nathan Ashton opened the scoring on 21 minutes following an impressive run by Harry Baker, who latched on to Barry Cogan’s ball over the top.

Birchall got in on the act three minutes later to double the lead, capitalising on some clumsy defending to finish cooly under the visiting goalkeeper Conor Gough.

Just before the break, Donovan Simmonds broke through the offside trap to make it 3-0 after 41 minutes.

In the second half, the visitors squeezed a goal back from a neatly taken Peter Smith free kick. But as expected, Birchall had the final say of a memorable season to net his 34th league goal on 64 minutes.

Dover Athletic: Ross Flitney, Matt Fish, Rob Gillman, Tom Wynter, Nathan Ashton, Harry Baker, Sam Cutler, Jon Wallis (Lewis Spence), Barry Cogan, Donovan Simmonds, Adam Birchall.

Subs not used: Elliott Charles, Olly Schulz, Sam Long, Lee Hook.

Attendance: 847

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Defender Jake Goodman (hamstring) misses out after limping off in the second half of the win at Hampton & Richmond Borough last Saturday.

Fellow defender Will Moses is back in the matchday squad after missing last week’s game with a quad strain.

Young striker Noah Carney (knee) remains on the sidelines.

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 12.30 pm 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.

BBC Radio Kent will 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

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

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

MATCH PREVIEW: HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH V DOVER

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad makes the trip to Middlesex on Saturday aiming to bounce back quickly from the disappointment of the FA Trophy defeat at Uxbridge last Saturday.

The hosts also bowed out of the Trophy last week, losing 1-0 against visiting Farnborough.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

You can read the Hampton & Richmond preview HERE

LAST TIME WE MET  –  MARCH 27th 2012

Dover Athletic’s Blue Square Bet South play-off chances suffered another setback with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Hampton & Richmond at Crabble.

It was Whites’ second home reverse in the space of four days, following Saturday’s 4-0 humiliation by Staines, and was watched by a gate of 525 – the lowest league attendance at Crabble this season.

Dave Tarpey scored the 32nd-minute winner for the visitors.

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Captain Lee Martin is back in the matchday squad after missing the defeat at Uxbridge through suspension.

George Nikaj is also available again after being cup-tied last Saturday.

Also returning is defender Tyrone Sterling (pictured) after he missed the past four games with an ankle injury.

Young defender Will Moses (quad) joins fellow Academy graduate Noah Carney (knee) on the sidelines.

DOVER COLOURS

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

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 Radio Beaver will be HERE

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the details you need HERE

COACH TRAVEL

The Supporters Club is running a coach and it’s not too late to book your seat on it.

Please contact Craig on 07934 300335 for all the details.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Slough Town v Eastbourne Borough
Braintree Town v Hungerford Town
Cheshunt v Oxford City
Dartford v Concord Rangers
Hemel Hempstead Town v Taunton Town
St Albans City v Bath City
Tonbridge Angels v Havant & Waterlooville
Welling United v Weymouth
Worthing v Chelmsford City

MATCH PREVIEW: UXBRIDGE V DOVER

Our FA Trophy campaign starts with a Second Round tie at Isthmian South Central side Uxbridge on Saturday.

The game at Honeycroft kicks-off at 3pm and the Supporters Club is running a coach and it’s not too late to book your seat on it.

Please contact Craig on 07934 300335 for all the details.

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Andy Hessenthaler’s matchday squad sees the return from injury of player-assistant manager Mitch Brundle and young midfielder George Wilkinson.

Captain Lee Martin misses the trip as he will be serving a one-game ban following his red card against Chippenham Town at Crabble last Saturday while George Nikaj also misses out as he’s cup-tied after playing in the tournament while on loan at Ashford.

Defender Tyrone Sterling (ankle) and forward Noah Carney (knee) both remain on the sidelines.

COVERAGE 

Please note that there will be NO live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – for this game.

DOVER COLOURS

For fans heading to the game wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our navy blue kit.

TICKET INFORMATION

Admission prices are:

Adults £10

Concessions £5

Under 16’s FREE when accompanied by an adult

 

MATCH PREVIEW: OXFORD CITY V DOVER

Tuesday night under the lights will see Dover playing hosts Oxford City for the first time since 2013.

Manager Andy Hessenthaler’s squad is unbeaten on the road in four National League South games and will be aiming to extend their three-game unbeaten run against an Oxford side that drew 2-2 against visiting Hemel Hempstead Town last Saturday.

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad will be unchanged from the one that drew 1-1 against Chippenham Town at Crabble last Saturday.

Captain Lee Martin, who was sent off on Saturday, is available tonight but will serve a one-game ban in the FA Trophy Second Round tie at Isthmian South Central Uxbridge on Saturday.

Midfielder George Wilkinson (foot), defender Tyrone Sterling (ankle), forward Noah Carney (knee), and Mitch Brundle (knee) all remain on the sidelines.

LAST TIME WE MET – OCTOBER 26th 2013

Dover Athletic 3-0 Oxford City

Whites lead 3-0 at half-time in the FA Cup First Round proper tie at Crabble thanks to goals from Sean Raggett, Nathan Elder, and Barry Cogan.

Dover: M. Walker, C. Stone, T. Wynter, T. Forbes, S. Raggett, B. Cogan, J. Rogers, C. Kinnear Jnr, N. Elder (E. Charles 75′), T. Murphy (M. Bakare 83′), R. Modeste (L. Bellamy 44′)

Subs not used: L. Hook, M. Emmanuel, M. Kamara

Attendance: 886

REACTION TO FA CUP DRAW

RAGGETT EXTENDS CONTRACT

 

COVERAGE 

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

DOVER COLOURS

For fans heading to the game wanting to wear the same shirts as the players, we will be wearing our navy blue kit.

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the information you need HERE

Tickets are £2 cheaper if purchased online.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

Braintree Town v Farnborough
Cheshunt v Ebbsfleet United
Chippenham Town v Havant & Waterlooville

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER V CHIPPENHAM TOWN

Andy Hessenthaler will be taking charge of his 300th game as Dover’s manager in the National League South game against Chippenham at Crabble on Saturday.

He reaches the landmark after 140 games in his first spell when he was player-manager between 2007-2010 and 159 since he returned in October 2018.

Whites, unbeaten in their past two games following a win at Bath City and a draw at Chelmsford City last Monday, host a Chippenham team heading to Kent after expereinces the highs and lows of the game within a week.

They beat League One side Lincoln City 1-0 to reach the FA Cup Second Round for the first time in their history last Saturday before losing their National League South game at Cheshunt 3-2 on Tuesday, a game they led 2-0 at half-time in.

It was the Bluebirds fourth consecutive league defeat and it saw them drop into the bottom four.

.WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

You can read the Chippenham preview HERE

LAST TIME WE MET IN A LEAGUE GAME AT CRABBLE  –  SEPTEMBER 13th 2002

Dover Athletic 0-0 Chippenham Town

The 13th really did prove to be an unlucky number for Dover as the Whites missed two penalties as the points were shared in the Southern League Premier Division clash.

Matt Carruthers beat the keeper with his penalty kick but the effort crashed against the bar after 34 minutes.

In the 72nd minute, Chippenham defender Simon Charity handled in the box to gift Dover a second penalty.

Lee Spiller took over the spot-kick duties – but managed to blast the ball over the top.

Dover Athletic: Hyde, Browne, Dyer, D.Readings, Arnott, Chapman, Patterson, Spiller, Wilkins, Tyne (Glover 54), Carruthers.

Substitutes not used: Amadi, Smissen, Cloke, Postma

Attendance: 809

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Defender Myles Judd and leading goalscorer Alfie Pavey are both back in the matchday squad after missing the draw at Chelmsford City on Monday through suspension.

Young midfielder George Wilkinson misses out with a foot injury and joins defender Tyrone Sterling (ankle), forward Noah Carney (knee), and Mitch Brundle (knee) on the sidelines.

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.

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

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

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

MATCH PREVIEW: CHELMSFORD CITY V DOVER

Teenage forward George Nikaj is back from his two-month loan spell at Ashford United and goes straight into the squad for today’s National League South game in Essex.

Nikaj has made a big impact at the Isthmian South East club, scoring nine goals in his time with the high-flying Nuts & Bolts.

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad, who won 1-0 at Bath City last time out, take on the high-flying Clarets at The Melbourne Community Stadium (7.45pm).

Chelmsford, who will start the game in fourth place on the table, drew 1-1 at National League side Barnet in the FA Cup First Round tie at The Hive on Saturday.

Dover trained on Saturday as scheduled opponents Taunton Town were also in FA Cup action.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

You can read the Chelmsford preview HERE

LAST TIME WE MET  IN A LEAGUE GAME – FEBRUARY 1st 2014 

Dover Athletic squandered a two-goal lead for the second successive home game as they drew 2-2 with Chelmsford at Crabble.

The Whites were poised to move into fifth place in the Skrill South when they led 2-0 with 18 minutes to go but, as in their 3-2 defeat by Bishops Stortford at Crabble last month, Chris Kinnear’s side were unable to convert their two-goal advantage into three points.

They led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Barry Cogan and Jeff Goulding who, playing against his former club, struck his sixth goal in three matches a minute after Cogan’s opener.

Dover then looked comfortably in command for most of the second half until Christian Smith pulled a goal back for Chelmsford in the 72nd minute and then, in the first minute of added time, Kieron St Aimie scored the equaliser.

Match highlights from that game can be found HERE

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Defender Myles Judd and leading goalscorer Alfie Pavey will both miss the game through suspension with both serving one-game bans after collecting their fifth bookings of the season.

Defender Tyrone Sterling (ankle) and young forward Noah Carney (knee) also miss out through injury while Mitch Brundle (knee) continues to be sidelined.

COVERAGE 

The game kicks off at 7.45pm 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.

Radio Clarets will also be covering the game HERE

TICKET INFORMATION

You can get all the details you need HERE

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

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

MATCH PREVIEW: DOVER V FARNBOROUGH

Andy Hessenthaler’s squad will be looking to win a third consecutive National League South game on home soil on Saturday.

Whites, unbeaten in four games, host a Farnborough team heading to Kent on a high after beating Biggleswade Town 7-0 in their FA Cup tie last Saturday.

They won 1-0 at Worthing in the league the previous week and are currently 19th on the ladder, seven points behind Dover.

The Hampshire side is captained by someone who needs no introduction to the Crabble faithful … defender Kevin Lokko.

Lokko joined us from Stevenage in July 2018 and made 80 appearances in all competitions before leaving for EFL side Harrogate Town in the summer of 2020.

During his two-year stay with us, Lokko won the Supporters Player of the Season and Players Player of the Season awards.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

You can read the Farnborough preview HERE

LAST TIME WE MET IN A LEAGUE GAME AT CRABBLE  –  MARCH 25 2004

A very poor performance from Dover saw Chris Kinnear’s side fail to register a single shot on target.

Farnborough secured the three points with a scrambled goal three minutes from time.

Dover: Mitch Walker, Craig Stone, Tom Wynter, Liam Bellamy, Richard Orlu, Terrell Forbes, Moses Ademola (Ricky Modeste), James Rogers, Jeff Goulding (Nathan Elder), Barry Cogan, Tom Murphy.

Subs not used: Michael Kamara, Elliott Charles,

Attendance: 511

DOVER TEAM NEWS 

Captain Lee Martin is serving a one-game ban after collecting his fifth booking of the campaign during the 3-0 win against Slough at Crabble last Saturday.

Mitch Brundle also misses out for a third consecutive game because of a knee 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.

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

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH FIXTURES

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