Dover Athletic v Bromley



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers Red Cards
19th January 2019 3:00 pm National League 2018-2019 1,216 Mitch Walker Lokko (29) Mekki (39) Gomis (62), Lokko (62) (Dover)



NINE-MAN Dover bravely held on for a point against Kent rivals Bromley at Crabble on Saturday.

Kevin Lokko headed Andy Hessenthaler’s men ahead in the first half before Adam Mekki restored parity nine minutes later.

Both Lokko and Bedsente Gomis were both sent off just after the hour mark following a fracas in the Bromley penalty area, though Athletic held until the final whistle, including ten minutes of injury time, to stay unbeaten in the National League in 2019.

Earlier, Inih Effiong evaded the offside trap from Gomis’ lofted pass, only for David Gregory to palm the striker’s curling effort into the air with defender Marc-Anthony Okoye on hand the clear before the ball could bounce over the line.

The visiting keeper was then called into action twice in quick succession, firstly pushing Joshua Debayo’s shot after the left-back’s burst into the box, then patting down Jai Reason’s 25-yarder.

Bromley were then centimetres from taking the lead.

George Porter collected Frankie Sutherland’s through ball and smacked the inside of the post from the edge of the box.

Gregory spilt Nortei Nortey’s drilled effort, however, was able to clasp onto the loose ball before the onrushing Jamie Allen could score.

But Whites were ahead on 30 minutes thanks to Lokko’s fifth goal of the season.

The defender, who was yet to score since Dover’s 2-0 home win against Maidenhead in November, powerfully headed in Mitch Brundle’s accurate free-kick.

But the away side were level just nine minutes later with a goal from a former Dover player.

Frankie Raymond’s free-kick found it’s way to Mekki via the glove of Mitch Walker and the winger volleyed home.

Gregory grabbed Effiong’s low shot and following the restart, penalty cries for a handball against Dover after Stuart Lewis’ sliced clearance were waved away by the referee.

It was Athletic’s turn to strike the woodwork next.

Lokko headed a deep corner towards Effiong, but the striker’s thunderous shot struck the underside of the crossbar and down onto the goal line.

The game then changed when Dover were reduced to nine men.

Following a fracas in the Bromley penalty area, including Jack Holland going to ground following an off the ball incident, both Gomis and Lokko were given their marching orders.

Mekki almost made the two-man advantage count, thrashing across the face of goal and then was unable to make any contact on sub Omar Bugiel’s cross.

And Bromley’s scorer then contrived to miss twice more, firstly seeing his close-range shot blocked by Mitch Brundle on the line before blazing over the rebound.

Walker came to the rescue as the clock moved into ten minutes of injury time, tipping away Richard Brindley’s low drive.

However Athletic resolutely held on to make it five league matches undefeated.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made four changes from the home defeat to Harrogate Town in the FA Trophy last week.  Scott Doe returned after being cup-tied, while Gomis, Lokko and Jai Reason also started.  Alfie Pavey, Moussa Diarra and Anthony Jeffrey began as substitutes.

Whites next travel to Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday 26th January in the National League, kick-off 3 pm.




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Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
8Private: Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 29'
26Scott Doe Defender
5Kevin Lokko Defender 29'
28Joshua Debayo Defender
27Stuart Lewis Midfielder
23Bedsente Gomis Midfielder 62'
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
30Jai Reason 29 Midfielder 63'
10Jamie Allen 4 Forward
12Inih Effiong 7 Forward 33'
4Moussa Diarra 10 Defender Allen 68'
7Anthony Jeffrey 12 Forward Effiong 85'
14Alfie Pavey Forward
21Ricky Modeste Midfielder
29Bobby-Joe Taylor 30 Midfielder Reason 78'
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1David Gregory Goalkeeper
24Richard Brindley Defender
6Jack Holland Defender, (c)
15Marc-Anthony Okoye Defender 64'
23Private: Sam Wood Defender
8Frankie Raymond Defender 39'
4Frankie Sutherland Midfielder
25Luke Coulson 9 Midfielder
11Adam Mekki 10 Midfielder 39'
18George Porter 16 Forward
30JJ Hooper Forward
5Roger Johnson Defender
9Omar Bugiel 25 Forward Coulson 72'
10Kyle De Silva 11 Midfielder Mekki 90'
12Alan Dunne Defender
16Jake Goodman 18 Defender Porter 90'
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First Team Manager: Neil Smith

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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Adrian QuelchDamith Bandara
Robin Cox
Matthew Pollington


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