We start our pre-season campaign this afternoon when we welcome League 2 Gillingham to Crabble.

Manager Andy Hessenthaler has been busy rebuilding his squad over the summer following our relegation to the National League South last season.

The game will give fans their first opportunity to see new signings Jordan Higgs, Alfie Paxman, Luke Wanadio, Reece Grant, Alfie Pavey, Tyrone Sterling,  Arjanit Krasniqi, and Mitch Brundle, together with the former Gillingham duo of Stuart Nelson and Lee Martin, in action.

The Gills kicked off their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 victory at Folkestone Invicta last Saturday with goals from Jordan Greene and Olly Lee.

Neal Harris’ Gills squad also includes a former Dover loanee, Australian goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer.

The 22-year-old Maynard-Brewer, who impressed whilst on loan from Charlton Athletic during the 2019-2020 season, joined Gills on a season-long loan from Charlton last month.

The game kicks off at 1pm and admission is as follows:

Adults:  £10

Concessions:  £5

Under 11s: Free with a paying adult

Season ticket holders:  Free

Whites’ Upcoming Pre-Season Fixtures

  • 9th July: Dover Athletic vs Gillingham
  • 12th July: Deal Town vs Dover Athletic 
  • 16th July: Margate vs Dover Athletic 
  • 20th July: Dover Athletic vs Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 23rd July: Larkfield & New Hythe FC vs Dover Athletic
  • 27th July: Ramsgate vs Dover Athletic 
  • 30th July: Folkestone Invicta vs Dover Athletic