DOVER striker Ross Lafayette will be hoping to banish the nightmare of the last time he played at Chester on Saturday.
He was in the Aldershot Town team that was hammered 8-2 last March, the Shots heaviest ever defeat.
Lafayette, who was on loan from Eastleigh at the time, scored one of the goals for the Hampshire side.
While Lafayette does not have fond memories of his last outing at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium, the same cannot be said for his Dover strike partner, Ricky Miller.
Miller scored the Non League Goal of the Season with a sublime finish following superb lead up work from Stefan Payne and Ricky Modeste.
You can see the wonder goal at the following link:
*BS* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfnHS9qrXOQ *BF*
That game ended 1-1, the second consecutive draw between the two sides last season following the 0-0 stalemate at Crabble in August.
Chester will start the game 15th on the National League ladder, six places and seven points behind boss Chris Kinnear’s side.
*BS* WHAT IS CHESTER MANAGER JON McCARTHY SAYING ABOUT DOVER *BF*
“They are strong, maybe not as strong as last year as they have had a lot of changes,” McCarthy told the Chester Chronicle.
“They are another team who is up there who will be a threat to our recent run of good form.
“They are out on a limb down there but able to attract some good players at our level. They are starting to show good form and it is a good test for us and that is what we want.”
*BS* CHESTER’S RECENT FORM *BF*
They are unbeaten in four games and have not conceded a goal in the process.
The Blues have won their last two home games against Braintree (1-0) and Guiseley (2-0).
Their last two away games both ended in 0-0 draws at Wrexham last Saturday, and at Aldershot Town on September 10th.
*BS* RECENT MEETINGS *BF*
24/11/15: Chester 1-1 Dover Athletic
15/08/15: Dover Athletic 0-0 Chester
11/04/15: Chester 3-1 Dover Athletic
11/10/14: Dover Athletic 2-0 Chester
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Whites’ top scorer in the league this season is Ricky Miller with seven while Chester’s joint leading men are Tom Shaw and Elliott Durrell with three each.
*BS* DOVER TEAM NEWS *BF*
Tyrone Marsh (knee) returned to training this week while Richard Orlu (hamstring) looks set to miss a third straight game.
Ricky Modeste and Moses Emmanuel are also in the treatment room.
*BS* DOVER COLOURS *BF*
For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at Chester by wearing the matching shirts as the players, Whites will be wearing their yellow shirts.
*BS* COVERAGE *BF*
If you are unable to make the trip to the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
Coverage starts from 2.20pm.
*BS* SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES *BF*
Boreham Wood v Wrexham
Forest Green Rovers v Barrow AFC
Gateshead v Torquay United
Lincoln City v Braintree Town
Macclesfield Town v North Ferriby United
Maidstone United v Solihull Moors
Southport v Bromley
Sutton United v Guiseley
Woking v Eastleigh
York City v Aldershot Town
Dagenham & Redbridge v Tranmere Rovers
*BS* LOOKING AHEAD *BF*
Whites make the long trip north to Gateshead next Saturday and there will be a Supporters Club coach running.
It leaves Crabble at 6am and the cost is as follows:
Adults Members £40, Adult Non Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 or see him in the Centre Spot before or after Tuesday’s game with Sutton United at Crabble to book your seat.