Dover Athletic v Boreham Wood



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
12th March 2019 7:45 pm National League 2018-2019 743 Bedsente Gomis Brundle (10) Shaibu (4)



MITCH Brundle’s first-half goal ensured the points were shared at Crabble on Tuesday night.

The defender headed in Bobby-Joe Taylor’s free-kick to cancel out Justin Shaibu’s opener for a Boreham Wood side wearing Dover’s away strip from the Skrill South 2013/2014 promotion-winning campaign after their kit man arrived late due to heavy traffic.

It was the visitors who went ahead on four minutes via top scorer Shaibu.

The Brentford loanee latched onto debutant Charlie Cooper’s through ball and slammed the ball into the far corner past home stopper Lee Worgan.

Dover’s misery did not last long and the Kent side were level just six minutes later thanks to Mitch Brundle’s seventh goal of the season.

The skipper rose highest to head in Bobby-Joe Taylor free-kick to restore parity.

Anthony Jeffrey almost had Dover ahead five minutes before the break, forcing visiting keeper Ryan Huddart to tip his low drive wide of the post.

Jai Reason was next to try from the edge of the box but scuffed off target from Jamie Allen’s pass.

It was almost 2-1 to the hosts just moments later when Alfie Pavey, searching for his third goal in as many starts, headed Danny McNamara’s accurate centre narrowly wide.

Following the restart, Allen was unable to connect with Pavey’s driven pass across the goal line and Kevin Lokko stabbed wide after Taylor’s set-piece fell kindly for the centre back.

Jamal Fyfield was left looking to the skies with Wood’s next chance.

The defender slammed the ball goalwards, only to see Worgan fling himself to turn the ball over in spectacular fashion.

A lightning Dover counter-attack ended with Huddart saving Allen’s curling effort and later on Pavey mistimed his volley after Reason found the forward in space.

Keiran Murtagh almost stunned the home crowd as he fired a long-range strike into Worgan’s mid-rift.

Substitute Inih Effiong nearly scored a stunning late winner but smashed well over after a sprint towards the box.

Luke Garrard’s men almost stole the win in injury time when Murtagh’s looping header struck the crossbar and bounced over for a goal kick.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler kept with the same side that started at Hartlepool on Saturday.

Whites next host FC Halifax Town in the National League on Saturday 16th March, kick-off 3 pm.




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Dover Athletic

31Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
20Danny McNamara Defender
8Private: Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 10'
5Kevin Lokko Defender
29Bobby-Joe Taylor Midfielder 10'
23Bedsente Gomis Midfielder
27Stuart Lewis Midfielder
30Jai Reason 28 Midfielder
7Anthony Jeffrey 18 Forward
10Jamie Allen 12 Forward 43'
14Alfie Pavey Forward
2Josh Passley Defender
12Inih Effiong 10 Forward Allen 69'
18Nortei Nortey 7 Midfielder Jeffrey 89'
26Scott Doe Defender
28Joshua Debayo 30 Defender Reason 81'
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Boreham Wood

1Ryan Huddart Goalkeeper
17Charlie Cooper 7 Midfielder 4'
6David Stephens Defender 72'
8Tom Champion Midfielder
12Jamal Fyfield Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender
4Mark Ricketts Midfielder, (c)
10Keiran Murtagh Midfielder
18Idris Kanu 16 Forward
20Justin Shaibu Forward 4'
11Bradley Ash Forward
2Danny Woodards Defender
5Manny Parry Defender
7Ricky Shakes 17 Midfielder Cooper 60'
16Sean Shields 18 Midfielder Kanu 75'
21George Legg Goalkeeper
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First Team Manager: Luke Garrard

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