Solihull Moors v Dover Athletic FC



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers Red Cards
12th November 2016 3:00 pm National League 2016-2017 837 Ricky Miller Brown (43), Asante (90+4) Miller (53, 60, 74) Parkinson (26)




Ten-man Dover stun Solihull after Ricky bags three

RICKY Miller’s third hat-trick of the season secured 10-man Dover a sensational win at National League newcomers Solihull Moors on Saturday.

Miller struck three times in the second half as boss Chris Kinnear’s side turned a 1-0 deficit at half-time into a memorable victory in the West Midlands.

And they did it after playing a man short for more than an hour after defender Jack Parkinson was given a straight red.

Last man Parkinson slipped while trying to deal with a back pass and brought down striker Andy Brown.

Brown headed his side ahead just before the break and the home side looked set to take full advantage of having that extra man – Dover had other ideas.

While Miller, the leading scorer in the league with 18 goals, will get all the plaudits for his stunning effort, it was a real team effort that deserves the praise.

And assistant boss Jake Leberl agreed.

He said: “We are obviously delighted with the win and the three points especially after losing Jack so early.

“We also conceded at such a bad time just before half-time, so full credit to the boys for their second-half effort.

“Everyone put in a massive shift, so hopefully they can recover in time for three games in six days now.”

Dover had started the game brightly and went close to opening after that man Miller saw his shot crash into the bar following Ross Lafayette’s headed flick-on midway through the half.

But minutes later, Dover were reduced to 10-men after Parkinson’s dismissal and Solihull made them pay.

Mitch Walker turned Eddie Jones’ swerving 25-yarder away for a corner before the Moors scored from the resulting kick after Brown headed home.

The second half started with Walker saving Jean-Yves Koure Niate’s header as the Moors looked to press home their advantage – Miller ensured they didn’t.

He stunned the home crowd by firing low beyond the diving Danny Lewis to put his side back on level terms.

Seven minutes later Whites were ahead after Miller raced on to captain Jamie Grimes’ long ball before shooting past Lewis.

Miller then hit the base of a post with a powerful free-kick before completing his treble from close range.

Lafayette’s effort crashed into the woodwork and Miller was first to react, sliding home the ball from close range to leave the Solihull fans shaking their heads in disbelief.

No sooner had Miller finished celebrating his was substituted – he had ensured it was going to be a miserable first game in charge for new Solihull boss Keith Bertschin.

Substitute Akwasi Asante reduced the deficit with the final kick of the game in stoppage time, but it was too little, too late to deny Dover.


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Solihull Moors

1Danny Lewis Goalkeeper
15Jordan Fagbola Defender
4Liam Daly Defender, (c) 72'
14Jean-Yves Koue Niate Defender
3Connor Franklin Defender
8Jack Byrne Midfielder
20Jamey Osborne Midfielder
22Omari Sterling-James 7 Midfielder 43'
12Eddie Jones 19 Midfielder
2Shepherd Murombedzi Forward 90+4'
9Andy Brown Forward 43'
6Jordan Gough Defender
7Akwasi Asante 22 Forward Sterling-James 65'
19Harry White 12 Forward Jones 85'
23Nathan Vaughan Goalkeeper
26Joel Dielna Defender
  2 2 2 1

First Team Manager: Keith Bertschin

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
3Aswad Thomas Defender 90+3'
23Jack Parkinson Defender 26'
6Richard Orlu Defender 64'
15Jamie Grimes Defender, (c) 60'
8Jim Stevenson Midfielder
21Sammy Moore 4 Midfielder 79'
7Ricky Modeste Midfielder 53'
9Private: Ricky Miller 11 Forward 53', 60', 74'
25Ross Lafayette Forward 74'
4Chris Kinnear Jnr 21 Midfielder Moore 82'
11Mitchell Pinnock 9 Forward Miller 76'
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
17Moses Emmanuel Forward
18Steve Arnold Goalkeeper
  2 3 3 3 1

First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Anthony SerranoAndreas Anastasiou
Gareth Viccars
Paul Forrester

Ground Stadium
Damson Pkwy, Solihull B92, UK

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