Burgess Hill Town v Dover Athletic FC



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Away Scorers
15th October 2016 3:00 pm The FA Cup 2016-2017 629 Mitch Pinnock Miller (9, 58), Pinnock (32), Modeste (42), Marsh (50)



Dover brush aside Burgess Hill In FA Cup

ATHLETIC booked a place in Monday night’s FA Cup first-round draw with a clinical win at Burgess Hill Town on Saturday.

Ricky Miller bagged a brace while Mitch Pinnock, Ricky Modeste and Tyrone Marsh also added their names to the scoresheet against the Ryman Premier League side.

Dover’s superior quality was on show from the off and in the ninth minute, Miller collected Ross Lafayette’s knockdown and fizzed a low effort past a helpless Alan Walker-Harris in goal.

With the wind in their sails, Miller then passed to Pinnock and his far post cross was volleyed wide by a well placed Lafayette.

A Pinnock free-kick was then spilt into Miller’s path, but he could not react quick enough and blasted wide.

Dover were keeping the Hillian’s keeper busy, and he had to scramble across his goal to tip away Modeste’s well-placed header following Sam Magri’s pinpoint cross.

Pinnock, heavily involved all Dover’s attacking play, blasted a first time shot at goal after Jim Stevenson’s slalom run into the box was upended, but Walker-Harris clutched onto his effort at the second attempt.

But the former Southend man was on the scoresheet minutes later.

Stevenson delivered a delightful through ball for Pinnock to drill a half volley into the bottom corner.

Izachukwa almost scored for the home team, but his audacious back-heeled effort was not powerful enough to reach the goal.

Just before half time, Miller evaded numerous Burgess Hill challenges on the byline before firing in an effort from a tight angle.

It looked like the ball was already goal-bound, but Modeste smashed it in to be sure.

Chances for Burgess Hill were few and far between, but Pat Harding blazed over when well placed right on half-time.

The pressure continued after the break and intricate play between Miller, Modeste and Marsh resulted in the latter slotting the ball home with ease.

Miller claimed his second on 58 minutes, pouncing on a Walker-Harris and Toure mishap to slot home.

Harding tried to save some face for Burgess Hill with a volley that stretched Mitch Walker.

Pinnock thought he had his second after slotting in Marsh’s pass but was ruled out for offside as the ball struck Ira Jackson on the way through.

Jackson tried to atone for his error, forcing Walker-Harris into a smart stop with a fierce drive, whilst from the resulting corner, Jamie Grimes struck the bar with a towering header.

Lee Harding almost struck a consolation late on, but Walker was equal to his effort.

Walker then produced a marvellous save to stop the same player’s long-range curling strike moments later.



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Burgess Hill Town

1Alan Walker-Harris Goalkeeper
3Leon Redwood Defender
2Joey Taylor 12 Defender
4Dan Pearse Defender, (c)
7Lee Harding Defender
5Cheik Toure Midfielder
6Sam Fisk 15 Defender
8Okwute Izchukwu Midfielder
9Pat Harding Forward
10Chris Smith Forward
11Tyrell Richardson-Brown Midfielder
12Will Miles 2 Midfielder Taylor 46'
13Jack Foyster Goalkeeper
14Guy Bolton Defender
15James Richmond 16 Midfielder Fisk 11'
16Toby Pointing 15 Midfielder Richmond 21'
17Jordan Meir Midfielder
18Daniel Thompson Forward
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First Team Manager: Ian Chapman

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Sam Magri Defender
15Jamie Grimes Defender, (c)
23Jack Parkinson Defender
16Tyrone Sterling Defender 12'
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
8Jim Stevenson Midfielder 32'
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward 32'
7Ricky Modeste 14 Midfielder 42'
25Ross Lafayette 10 Forward 9'
9Private: Ricky Miller 19 Forward 9', 58'
5Ayo Obileye Defender
10Tyrone Marsh 25 Forward Lafayette 46'
14Jahmal Howlett-Mundle 7 Defender Modeste 68'
18Steve Arnold Goalkeeper
19Ira Jackson Jnr 9 Forward Miller 70'
20Christopher Barnard Midfielder
24Amos Nasha Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Constantine HatzidakisGary Jerden
Paul Lister
Matt Corlett


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