Dover Athletic v Maidenhead United



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
21st October 2017 3:00 pm National League 2017-2018 837 Loui Fazakerley Bird (76) Hyde (90+3)



JAKE Hyde’s last-minute tap-in denied Whites a fourth consecutive league home win at a wet and windy Crabble on Saturday.

The striker pounced at the death to tap in sub Adrian Clifton’s knockdown following Rene Steer’s run and cross.

Ryan Bird’s header seemed to have secured the win for Chris Kinnear’s side.  The striker headed sub Kadell Daniel’s deep cross back across visiting keeper Carl Pentney and into the net via the post.

Moses Emmanuel fired over a volley from close-range and Dean Inman had the game’s first shot on target, heading a long throw straight at Dover keeper Mitch Walker.

The home stopper was then quick off his line to grab the ball from Emmanuel after Hyde’s cross deflected into the striker’s path.

Mitch Brundle tricked past his marker, but his low curling effort was comfortably held by Pentney.  Dover’s skipper then let fly from twenty-yards, this time narrowly missing the post.

Walker beat away Alan Massey’s tight drive and Hyde blazed wide after following up on Inman’s initial shot, which deflected into his path.

Mitch Pinnock’s low goalbound drive was cleared away by Massey and Manny Parry nodded a corner from the winger wide shortly after.

Jake Goodman’s turn and shot seemed to catch Walker off-guard, with the ball striking the bar and bouncing over much to the relief of the Whites keeper.

Bird opened the scoring and Dover had further opportunities to seal victory.

Daniel struck the outside of the post with a vicious 25-yard drive and Paul Lewis aimed too high with a shot from outside the box.

Bird fired into the side-netting and then flicked Daniel’s pass the wrong side of the post with Pentney beaten.

But Hyde had the final say with the last kick of the game following a scramble in the box.

Earlier, boss Kinnear made three changes to the side that started at Bromley on Tuesday night.  James Alabi made his debut having signed on-loan from Tranmere Rovers, with Loui Fazakerley and Lewis also starting.

Nortey Nortey and Daniel started as substitutes, with Giancarlo Gallifuoco missed out through injury.



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Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
5Manny Parry Defender 60'
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender
8Private: Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
21Paul Lewis Midfielder
11Mitchell Pinnock 23 Forward
17Ryan Bird Forward 76'
19James Alabi 7 Forward
7Kane Richards 19 Forward Alabi 87'
16Ejiro Okosieme Defender
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
23Kadell Daniel 11 Forward Pinnock 71'
27Aziz Deen-Conteh Defender
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Maidenhead United

1Carl Pentney Goalkeeper
23Ryan Peters 20 Midfielder
5Alan Massey Defender, (c)
6Dean Inman Defender
24Jake Goodman Defender
3Rene Steer Midfielder
25Christian Smith Midfielder
4Harold Odametey 19 Midfielder 65'
14Harry Pritchard Midfielder
10Jake Hyde Forward 90+3'
7Moses Emmanuel 17 Forward
11Sam Barratt Midfielder
17Adrian Clifton 7 Forward Emmanuel 72'
19Ryan Upward 4 Defender Odametey 79'
20Max Kilman 23 Defender Peters 33'
26James Mulley Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Alan Devonshire

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

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