Whites continue their pre-season campaign on Saturday afternoon as they make the trip to Hartsdown Park to take on Margate.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men started pre-season with an outstanding 2-0 win against Gillingham at Crabble last Saturday. Debutant Jordan Higgs opened the scoring on the stroke of half time, with Arjanit Krasniqi’s free kick doubling Whites lead in the second half.

However, Whites were defeated in their second pre-season on Tuesday night as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Deal Town.

Saturday’s game will be another chance for Hessenthaler to explore the options he has in his squad as we continue to head towards the first game of the league season.

Our hosts are also two games into their pre-season campaign and are currently unbeaten after wins against Glebe and Faversham Town.

Dover last travelled to Hartsdown Park during pre-season before the 2020-21 season. On that day Whites were victorious in a thrilling game. Steve Rigg opened the scoring, but the home side turned the game around to go 2-1 up with 15 minutes to go. However a late double from one of Whites’ trialists at the time won it for the away side.

The game kicks off at 1pm and admission details can be found here.

Tickets can be purchased before the game, however cash and card is accepted at the turnstiles before the game. Tickets bought for this game will also cover Margate U18’s vs Dover U18’s which is due to be played tomorrow afternoon, after the senior sides have met. This game will kick off at 4pm. 

Whites’ Upcoming Pre-Season Friendlies

  • 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