Chester v Dover Athletic FC



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers
1st October 2016 3:00 pm National League 2016-2017 1,686 Moses Emmanuel Hunt (51), Alabi (52), Durrell (79 pen), Mahon (85), Akintunde (90+3)



Away day Blues

Chester bring Dover’s winning run to crashing end

DOVER conceded five second-half goals as they crashed to their heaviest National League defeat in two years on Saturday.

Johnny Hunt, James Alabi, Elliott Durrell, Craig Mahon and James Akintunde were all on target as the Blues blew away Whites in what ultimately proved to really be a game of two halves.

Dover created enough opportunities in the opening half to head into the break in front – those chances were not taken and Chester made them pay.

Boss Chris Kinnear’s side started brightly and Jim Stevenson saw his effort from distance go wide after 10 minutes.

Four minutes later, Ricky Miller’s first shot of the day failed to hit the target and trouble Chester keeper Liam Roberts.

Ross Lafayette headed wide before Roberts then dived bravely at the feet of the charging forward.

Miller curled another shot wide before Chester threatened with Jamie Grimes blocking a shot from Durrell and the goal-bound rebound.

Dover continued to press, and it needed a smart save from Roberts to keep Aswad Thomas’ 18-yarder out on the stroke of half-time.

Whites finished the half on top and no one could imagine what was about to unfold.

Hunt opened the scoring six minutes after the restart, firing past Dover goalkeeper Steve Arnold, who was restricted for movement after injuring himself while making a save in the opening half.

The Chester fans were still celebrating Hunt’s strike when Alabi doubled the lead less than a minute later following a fine run and finish.

Dover were down, but still not out of it.
Miller sent a free-kick wide before Moses Emmanuel saw his effort cleared off the line after the winger had rounded keeper Liam Roberts.

A surging run and cross by Grimes ended with Miller volleying over Roberts’ bar.

But there was to be no comeback as Durrell made it 3-0 from the penalty spot after he’d been fouled by Grimes.

The impressive Mahon added a fourth after his 25-yarder squirmed under Arnold and substitute Akintunde completed the rout after heading home Durrell’s cross in stoppage time.

The emphatic win extended Chester’s unbeaten run to five games and they have also done it without conceding a goal.

It also means Dover, who host Sutton United on Tuesday night, are now winless in six visits to Chester.


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13Liam Roberts Goalkeeper
17Theo Vassell Defender
6Ryan Astles 4 Defender
12Sam Hughes Defender
16Johnny Hunt Defender 51'
8Tom Shaw 14 Midfielder, (c)
7Craig Mahon Midfielder 85'
21Ryan Lloyd Midfielder
15Kane Richards 20 Forward 51'
10Elliott Durrell Midfielder 79 pen'
9James Alabi Forward 52'
3Evan Horwood Midfielder
4Luke George 6 Defender Astles 46'
11Jordan Chapell Forward
14Wade Joyce 8 Midfielder Shaw 74'
20James Akintunde 15 Forward Richards 75'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Dover Athletic

18Steve Arnold Goalkeeper
2Sam Magri Defender 90'
15Jamie Grimes Defender, (c)
23Jack Parkinson 5 Defender
16Tyrone Sterling Defender
3Aswad Thomas Defender 79'
8Jim Stevenson Midfielder
21Sammy Moore 11 Midfielder
9Private: Ricky Miller Forward
17Moses Emmanuel 19 Forward 66'
25Ross Lafayette Forward 62'
4Chris Kinnear Jnr Midfielder
5Ayo Obileye 23 Defender Parkinson 69'
11Mitchell Pinnock 21 Forward Moore 85'
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
19Ira Jackson Jnr 17 Forward Emmanuel 66'
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First Team Manager: Jon McCarthy

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Lee Freeman
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