Barrow v Dover Athletic



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers
18th February 2020 7:45 pm National League 2019-2020 2,016 Ashley Maynard-Brewer Angus (69)



A second half winner from Dior Angus saw Whites lose at top-of-the-table Barrow in windswept conditions on Tuesday night

The striker followed up to slot in after home keeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer had initially denied Scott Quigley.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men, who lost captain Kevin Lokko to a serious looking injury just after the break, almost fashioned a late leveller when substitute Dominic Poleon struck the crossbar.

Early on, Quigley saw his shot bravely blocked by Will De Havilland from point-blank range inside the penalty area, with Maynard-Brewer then saving Angus’ cheeky back-heel on the follow-up.

The Bluebirds then had a goal disallowed for offside when Quigley nodded in after Maynard-Brewer had pushed away Angus’ initial header.

There was no flag when Angus was presented with his next chance.

Patrick Brough swung in a dangerous cross, only for the Barrow striker to miss the ball with the goal gaping.

Aaron Simpson then came to Dover’s rescue, nodding Sam Hird’s header from a corner off the line, with Maynard-Brewer then coming flying across his goal to stop Quigley’s top-corner-bound header with his fingertips.

Maynard-Brewer continued to deny the hosts, flinging himself of front of Josh Kay’s strike after the winger burst into the penalty box.

However the danger was not over as Kay collected the rebound and fired goalwards, only for Lokko to put his body in front of the ball.

Following the restart, John Rooney found himself free in the area, only for Dover captain Lokko to sprint across and launch himself in front of Bluebirds’ playmaker to send the ball away for a corner.

Dan Jones found Rooney from a throw-in, but the midfielder could only slice his volley wide of the target.

Following the restart, an injury to Lokko forced a lengthy delay after a nasty collision between Athletic’s skipper and Maynard-Brewer, with Lokko eventually stretchered off and replaced by Paul Rooney.

Jai Reason let fly from the edge of the box following good work from Inih Effiong, an effort palmed away by home keeper Joel Dixon.

The home side made the dominance count with just over 20 minutes remaining.

Quigley sprinted clear out wide and though Maynard-Brewer superbly tipped away the league top scorer’s strike, Angus followed up by driving the rebound home from an angle.

Hotshot striker Quigley was then left stunned after being unable to both his 19th league goal of the campaign.

Rooney broke and laid the ball on for the striker to slot into an empty net, but Maynard-Brewer flung himself across his goal to deny Quigley.

Poleon then sent a stinging volley against the top of the crossbar after a surging run and cross out wide by Michael Woods.

At the other end, Quigley rounded the onrushing Maynard-Brewer, but sent his 20-yard effort over the bar and behind the home supporters.

Ogie almost sent the visiting ten fans delirious with a dipping 30-yard volley that flew just over the crossbar.

However valiant Dover were unable to a muster an equaliser during the ten minutes of injury time.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made one change to the side that one the reverse fixture a fortnight ago, with Ogie replacing the injured Josh Passley.

Whites next host AFC Fylde on Saturday 22nd February, kick off 3 pm.




1Joel Dixon Goalkeeper
3Patrick Brough Defender
6Sam Hird Defender
33Dan Jones Defender 87'
16Matthew Platt Midfielder
10Lewis Hardcastle 4 Midfielder
18Tom White Midfielder
8John Rooney Forward, (c)
9Scott Quigley 14 Forward 73'
11Josh Kay Midfielder
20Dior Angus 24 Forward 73'
2Connor Brown Defender
4Jason Taylor 10 Defender 90 Hardcastle'
14Jamie Soule 9 Forward 90 Quigley'
24Byron Harrison 20 Forward 90 Angus'
23Olly Dyson Forward
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Dover Athletic

24Ashley Maynard-Brewer Goalkeeper
26Aaron Simpson Defender
6Will De Havilland Defender
5Kevin Lokko 16 Defender, (c)
23Shadrach Ogie Defender
3Bobby-Joe Taylor Midfielder
7Jai Reason 12 Midfielder
8Michael Woods Midfielder
11Jack Munns Midfielder 26'
19Steven Rigg 25 Forward
9Inih Effiong Forward
10Nassim L’Ghoul Midfielder
12Ricky Modeste 7 Midfielder 68 Reason'
15Kurtis Cumberbatch Midfielder
16Paul Rooney 5 Defender 63 Lokko'
25Dominic Poleon 19 Forward 79 Rigg'
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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
James BellMark Reeves
Paul Ince
Matthew McQuillan


Progression Solicitors Stadium
81 Devonshire Rd, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 5UW, UK