Dover Athletic FC v Maidstone United



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
26th December 2016 3:00 pm National League 2016-2017 2,369 Ricky Modeste Miller (16 pen) Loza (60)



DOVER missed climbing into the play-off places after being held to a 1-1 draw by Maidstone United in the Kent derby at Crabble on Boxing Day.

Ricky Miller had put Whites ahead from the penalty spot in the opening half with his 25th National League goal of the season before Jamar Liza equalised for Stones in the second half.

The point keeps Dover sixth, one point out of the playoffs and they would have been in them after three of the five clubs above boss Chris Kinnear’s side lost.

Dover started brightly and  Aswad Thomas volleyed just over shortly after kick-off before Ross Lafayette saw a goal-bound header deflected wide.

Steve Arnold’s first piece of action saw him deny Yemi Odubade before Whites took the lead in the 16th minute.

Miller went down after a challenge from Tom Mills and got up to send Maidstone keeper Lee Worgan the wrong way.

Moses Emmanuel curled an angled effort just wide before Maidstone replied with Kevin Lokko going close with a header and Arnold produced a stunning save to turn over Loza’s shot.

At the other end, Miller was denied by Jamie Coyle’s brave block following a one-two with Lafayette. He then skewed wide Thomas’ pass from inside the box.

Alex Flisher should have levelled matters just before the interval but blasted Vas Karagiannis’ free-kick well over the bar from close range.

Lokko was almost left red-faced after his lapse in concentration let in Lafayette, but Worgan intercepted the ball ahead of the target man.

After the break, Arnold was the busier of the goalkeepers, saving from Karagiannis, Flisher and Loza.

Loza was not to be denied though, his stunning lob from out wide in the 60th minute flew over Arnold and into the goal off the post.

Miller almost won the game at with a deflected shot that spun just wide before  Lafayette’s free-kick at the death flew just wide.

Earlier, Kinnear named the same starting side from the 1-1 draw at Forest Green Rovers.

The only changes came on the bench where Sammy Moore and Jim Stevenson replaced Mitch Walker and Joe Healy.

Moore had missed the past four games with a hamstring injury while Stevenson had been ill on the trip to The New Lawn.

Dover and Maidstone meet again at the Gallagher Stadium on New Year’s Day at 6 pm.



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Dover Athletic

18Steve Arnold Goalkeeper
2Sam Magri Defender
15Jamie Grimes Defender, (c)
6Richard Orlu Defender
16Tyrone Sterling Defender
3Aswad Thomas Defender
23Jack Parkinson 8 Defender
7Ricky Modeste Midfielder 27'
17Moses Emmanuel 21 Forward
9Private: Ricky Miller Forward 16 pen '
25Ross Lafayette Forward
4Chris Kinnear Jnr Midfielder
8Jim Stevenson 23 Midfielder Parkinson 75'
10Tyrone Marsh Forward
11Mitchell Pinnock Forward
21Sammy Moore 17 Midfielder Emmanuel 78'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Maidstone United

1Lee Worgan Goalkeeper, (c) 15'
2Callum Driver Defender
4Jamie Coyle Defender 60'
5Kevin Lokko Defender
3Tom Mills Defender 15'
6James Rogers Defender
7Vasileios Karagiannis 16 Midfielder
10Jack Paxman Midfielder
11Alex Flisher Midfielder 21'
25Jamar Loza Midfielder 60'
23Yemi Odubade 20 Forward
12Jack Evans Defender
15Anthony Acheampong Defender
16Bobby-Joe Taylor 7 Midfielder Karagiannis 81'
17Ben Greenhalgh Forward
20Joseph N’Guessan 23 Midfielder Odubade 82'
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First Team Manager: Private: Jay Saunders

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Crabble Athletic Ground
40 Crabble Rd, Dover, Kent CT17 0QJ, UK

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