Dover Athletic v Bromley



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
8th August 2017 7:45 pm National League 2017-2018 1,145 Femi Ilesanmi Gregory OG (75) Rees (35), Dennis (71)



DOVER were unable to extend the winning start to their National League campaign after losing 2-1 to Bromley at Crabble on Tuesday evening.

Joshua Rees slotted Bromley in front midway through the first half and a quick breakaway strike from Louis Dennis extended the visitor’s lead after the break.

An own goal from David Gregory gave Whites hope after substitute Kadell Daniel’s (Pictured) free-kick struck the underside of the bar and went in off the keeper, but Athletic were unable to find an equaliser.

Both teams fired early warning efforts at goal, but neither Dennis or Jamie Allen were able to trouble their opposition keepers.

Ryan Bird then went close for the home side, heading agonisingly wide from Giancarlo Gallifuoco’s cross-cum-shot.

The big striker then turned provider for Allen to try again from outside the box, but the striker blazed over.

A driving run and pass from Brett Williams sent Rees clear, but he fired his effort wide for the away side when well placed.

But the midfielder did hit the target on 34 minutes to give Bromley the lead.

Dennis outpaced Gallifuoco out wide and cut back for the onrushing Rees to slot past Mitch Walker.

Dover’s stopper did prevent the away side from doubling their lead prior to the break, blocking William’s drive after neat interplay had left the forward one-on-one.

At the other end, Kane Richards’ opted to head Allen’s cross back across goal instead of at an open target and Gregory pushed Brundle’s thirty-yard free kick into Manny Parry’s path minutes later, but the visiting goalie was up quickly to deny the centre back.

The Raven’s keeper then had to be at his agile best to deny Allen’s drive and Richards’ point-blank shot as Whites applied the pressure.

But the game was decided by two moments on 71 minutes.

Connor Essam’s header was cleared off the line and a lighting counter-attack up the other end saw Dennis slip the ball past Walker following good work from substitute Iffy Allen.

Dover cut the lead in half four minutes later after Daniel’s free-kick bounced down off the bar and in off the unfortunate Gregory.

And Daniel, introduced to the action for the final 20 minutes, forced the visiting stopper into a flying save from a tight angle.

With time running out, Bird volleyed sub Mitch Pinnock’s cross past the top corner and Jamie Allen went for glory with seconds to spare but fired wide leaving Bromley to take maximum points.

Earlier, manager Chris Kinnear named the same team that started at Hartlepool.  Chris Barnard replaced George Essuman on the bench.

The result sees Whites drop five places to tenth, three points behind leaders Aldershot.

Next up for Whites is a home match against Wrexham on Saturday at 3 pm.




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Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender
6Connor Essam Defender 37'
5Manny Parry 9 Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender
8Private: Mitch Brundle 11 Midfielder, (c)
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
7Kane Richards 23 Forward
17Ryan Bird Forward 87'
10Jamie Allen Forward
9Tobi Sho-Silva 5 Forward Parry 82'
11Mitchell Pinnock 8 Forward Brundle 82'
15Emmanuel Adebowale  Defender
20Christopher Barnard Midfielder
23Kadell Daniel 7 Forward Richards 75'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear


1David Gregory Goalkeeper 75'
12Ben Wynter Defender
5Ben Chorley Defender 67'
6Jack Holland Defender, (c)
16Tyrone Sterling Defender
21Frankie Sutherland Midfielder
4Josh Rees Midfielder 35'
11Adam Mekki 18 Midfielder
17Luke Wanadio 7 Midfielder
10Louis Dennis 2 Midfielder 71'
9Brett Williams Forward 74'
2Alan Dunne 10 Defender Dennis 87'
7Iffy Allen 17 Midfielder Wanadio 66'
14Jordan Higgs Midfielder
15Daniel Johnson Defender
18George Porter 11 Forward Mekki 66'
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First Team Manager: Neil Smith

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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Christopher O’DonnellGareth Viccars
Mike Desborough
Isaac Searle


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