Dover Athletic v Hartlepool United



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
11th January 2020 3:00 pm National League 2019-2020 1,023 Nassim L'Ghoul L’Ghoul (90) Lokko OG (22)



Nassim L’Ghoul’s injury-time goal rescued a point for Whites at Crabble on Saturday.

With time running out, the substitute slotted into the bottom corner as the home side made their second-half pressure pay off.

Kevin Lokko’s first-half own goal had given the away side the lead until Frenchman L’Ghoul struck late on.

Earlier, Anthony Jeffrey blasted an effort straight at home keeper Mitch Beeney and Hartlepool’s giant keeper had to do more to keep out Ricky Modeste’s header moments later.

Athletic’s winger directed Bobby-Joe Taylor’s corner goalwards, only for Beeney to stick out a giant paw to prevent his header from going in.

At the other end, home keeper Lee Worgan was powerless to stop the visitors from taking the lead.

Gavan Holohan’s swirling ball into the area caught out Lokko and Dover’s skipper nodded into his own net.

Worgan fared better when he was next called into action, saving Gus Mafuta’s low drive with his legs.

Ryan Donaldson dived to meet Mark Shelton’s driven cross, only to miss the target.

Will De Havilland went close, nodding Taylor’s cross just wide of the mark.

Jeffrey curled wide of the wrong side just after the restart and Gobern

volleyed into the arms of Beeney as Whites searched for a leveller.

Pool’s former England Under-19 keeper then dived low to turned Effiong’s fizzing shot behind for a corner.

With time running out, Pools almost doubled their lead when Shelton smashed a free-kick just over Worgan’s crossbar.

That miss proved costly for the north-east team as Dover equalised after the clock had struck 90 minutes.

L’Ghoul ran onto Effiong’s nudged pass and stroked the ball into the bottom corner via the far post, his second league goal of the season.

Dover almost won it in dramatic fashion, Taylor’s swirling corner ricocheted off sub Steven Rigg and inches over Hartlepool’s crossbar and Whites avoided an eighth home defeat of the campaign.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made three changes to the side that lost at Bromley on New Year’s Day with Jeffrey, Worgan and Oscar Gobern all coming into the starting line-up.

Whites next travel to Notts County on Saturday 18th January, kick-off 3 pm.





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Dover Athletic

13Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
5Kevin Lokko Defender, (c) 22'
6Will De Havilland Defender
3Bobby-Joe Taylor Midfielder
8Michael Woods Midfielder
18Oscar Gobern Midfielder
9Inih Effiong Forward 90'
11Jack Munns 19 Midfielder
12Ricky Modeste 14 Midfielder
21Anthony Jeffrey 10 Forward
7Jai Reason Midfielder
10Nassim L’Ghoul 21 Midfielder 70 Jeffrey'
14Ade Yusuff 12 Forward 72 Modeste'
19Steven Rigg 11 Forward 63 Munns'
26Aaron Simpson Defender
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Hartlepool United

40Mitchell Beeney Goalkeeper
2Peter Kioso Defender
17Myles Anderson Defender
16Gary Liddle Defender
3Mark Kitching Midfielder
8Nicky Featherstone Midfielder
15Gus Mafuta Midfielder
29Mark Shelton Midfielder 55'
14Gavin Holohan 24 Midfielder 22'
7Ryan Donaldson Midfielder
9Nicke Kabamba 20 Forward
1Ben Killip Goalkeeper
20Aaron Cunningham 9 Defender 90 Kabamba'
21Luke Molyneux Midfielder
24Tyler Hamilton 14 Midfielder 87 Holohan'
28Jason Kennedy Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Dave Challinor

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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Lewis SmithDamith Bandara
Scott Williams
Michael Marsh


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