CHAIRMAN Jim Parmenter was upbeat after our Bank Holiday Monday defeat against Folkestone.
Despite the disappointing 1-0 defeat, Whites still have a chance of avoiding the drop.
And whatever happens at the end of the season, Dover Athletic are in a robust and stable financial position.
Jim said: “It’s very important that this defeat doesn’t get everybody too downhearted. The club has made huge strides since January on and off the field.
“We were dead and buried, practically relegated and on the verge of bankruptcy.
“Yet now, thanks to the joint efforts of the directors, Supporters Trust, local businesses and importantly the fans, this club is moving forward.
“Although we lost against Folkestone, the fundraising ventures – the Brazil shirt raffle and Mascot Mayhem – earned the club more than �2000. A magnificent effort.
“If relegation happens, and at this moment in time it hasn’t, we will not allow that to stop the club going forward. I can assure fans that we will put a squad in place which will win Ryman League Division One at this first time of asking.
“Finally, may I say a huge thank you to our supporters and, although we’ve been beaten in a crucial match, this is a club to be proud of. I urge everyone to keep the faith.”