|Date||Time||League||Season||Attendance||Dover Star Player||Away Scorers|
|28th September 2019||5:20 pm||National League||2019-2020||1,020||Nassim L’Ghoul||King (11, 90)|
Cameron King’s incredible long-range lob saw Whites lose at home in front of the BT Sport cameras on Saturday.
The midfielder had already fired Town ahead in the first half, slipping the ball under Lee Worgan, before sending the ball over Dover’s goalkeeper against the run of play in injury time as the home team chased an equaliser.
The defeat sees Andy Hessenthaler’s lose ground on their promotion rivals, dropping down one place to sixth on the league ladder.
The Shaymen went ahead with their first attack. Liam McAlinden’s cross-field pass found King, who twisted and turned Aaron Simpson, before firing a shot under Worgan and into the net.
McAlinden then sent a shot over for the away side and Ricky Modeste fired over for Athletic soon after.
Worgan had to scoop up Danny Williams’s effort at the second attempt and Dover somehow failed to equalise minutes later.
Inih Effiong thought he had slipped in the leveller after bustling his way onto Bobby-Joe Taylor’s ball over the top, only to see the ball slide past the wrong side of Town keeper Sam Johnson’s goal.
Jai Reason then sent a shot just over and following the restart, a low corner was driven into the advertising boards behind the goal by Taylor.
Reason smashed an effort from the edge of the area into the side netting and Will De Havilland headed Taylor’s set-piece onto the roof of the net as Athletic piled on the pressure.
Half-time substitute Nassim L’Ghoul caused chaos down the Halifax left and his pass into the area was sent onto the outside of the post by Steven Rigg.
De Havilland was next to try, sending his own flick-on flying past Johnson’s top right-hand corner.
Johnson was called into action to beat away Reason’s fierce free-kick, but Athletic were unable to find a breakthrough as King sealed the win moments before the final whistle.
Earlier, boss Andy Hessenthaler kept with the same side that started at Maidenhead on Tuesday night. Antony Jeffrey, re-signed prior to kick-off, was named as a substitute.
Whites next host Notts County on Saturday 5th October, kick-off 3 pm.
DOVER ATHLETIC REACTION
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|Referee||Referee's Assistants||Fourth Official|
|Daniel Middleton||Marcus Carmichael|
|Crabble Athletic Ground|
|40 Crabble Rd, Dover, Kent CT17 0QJ, UK|