Weymouth FC v Dover Athletic



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
19th October 2019 3:00 pm The FA Cup 2019-2020 1,506 Nassim L’Ghoul McCarthy (82) Reason (83), Jeffrey (87)


Dover qualified for the FA Cup First Round Proper, but needed two late goals to put their name in Monday night’s draw.

Hosts Weymouth had gone ahead late on when Jake McCarthy found the bottom corner, but Whites hit back through Jai Reason’s fine finish and sealed the win when Anthony Jeffrey blasted in Will De Havilland’s knock-down after home stopper Calum Ward dropped the ball into the substitute’s path.

Earlier, Whites were almost behind when Josh McQuoid went for a spectacular lob and though visiting stopper Yusuf Mersin was beaten, the woodwork was not as the ball bounced off the crossbar with Abdulai Baggie skewing the rebound wide.

Calvin Brooks latched onto Bobby-Joe-Taylor’s weak clearance, but smashed wide of the mark.

Mersin then stood strong as the Turkish goalkeeper denied Ben Thomson at his near post.

Inih Effiong then blasted inches the wrong side of the bottom corner and following the restart, Nassim L’Ghoul stung the palms of Ward from distance.

The Frenchman then went even closer moments later after Effiong found him in the box, however skied his volley from five yards.

McCarthy went for glory with a 30-yard free-kick, however Mersin was equal to his effort.

Zubar and Passley both went close at either end with headers, however, it was the home side that went ahead with 12 minutes remaining.

McCarthy appeared to have been taken too wide, but cut back inside and drilled the ball into bottom corner.

However the lead did not last and Reason fired the visitors level from the edge of the area four minutes later.

And Whites won in with 60 seconds of normal time to spare when Jeffrey blasted his side into the First Round Proper.

Earlier boss Hessenthaler made six changes to the side that started the 4-0 defeat at Aldershot 11 days previous.  Mersin, De Havilland and Modeste came in with Rooney, Bedford and Mersin making their competitive debuts.



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Weymouth FC

13Calum Ward Goalkeeper
5Stephane Zubar Defender
17Calvin Brooks Defender
20Shaun Hobson Defender
7Jordan Ngalo Midfielder
4Josh Wakefield Midfielder
8Jake McCarthy Midfielder 78'
11Abdulai Baggie 12 Midfielder
9Ben Thomson Forward
10Josh McQuoid 18 Forward, (c) 15'
14Yemi Odubade 19 Forward
1Tom Rees Goalkeeper
2Ashley Wells Defender
12Cameron Murray 11 Midfielder 88 Baggie'
18Brett Williams 10 Forward 75 McQuoid'
19Lionel Ainsworth 14 Midfielder 75 Odubade '
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First Team Manager: Mark Molesley

Dover Athletic

1Yusuf Mersin Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
5Kevin Lokko Defender
6Will De Havilland Defender 87'
16Paul Rooney 21 Defender
3Bobby-Joe Taylor Midfielder
17Joe Bedford Midfielder
7Jai Reason Midfielder 82'
10Nassim L’Ghoul 11 Midfielder
12Ricky Modeste 23 Midfielder
9Inih Effiong Forward
4Scott Doe Defender
11Jack Munns 10 Midfielder 88 L’Ghoul'
13Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
15Kurtis Cumberbatch Midfielder
21Anthony Jeffrey 16 Forward 81 Rooney'
23Roberto Ratti 12 Forward 77 Modeste'
26Aaron Simpson Defender
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Yellow Cards
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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Savvas YianniColin Hubbard
Joshua Ainscow
Darren Gay


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Chickerell, Dorset, South West England, England, United Kingdom

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