Dover Athletic v Woking



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers Red Cards
26th August 2019 3:00 pm National League 2019-2020 1,358 Kevin Lokko Modeste (30) Hyde (41), Edser (88) Cumberbatch (16)



A late winner from Toby Edser denied 10-man Dover a point against top-of-the-table Woking at Crabble on Bank Holiday Monday.

The midfielder curled in with just two minutes of normal time remaining as Andy Hessenthaler’s men suffered back-to-back home defeats.

With Kurtis Cumberbatch given his marching orders for two successive yellow cards, Whites stunned the eleven men by taking the lead through Ricky Modeste, only to be pegged back by Jake Hyde’s header before the break.

Earlier, Dave Tarpey latched onto Hyde’s Flick to sprint clear of the Dover defence, but home keeper Lee Worgan was able to get the merest touch to divert the ball away for a corner.

In soaring temperatures, Athletic’s task was made tougher when Cumberbatch received two yellow cards in quick succession, following a rash tackle on Tarpey and then an altercation with Shaun Donnellan.

That didn’t stop the 10-men taking the lead midway through the first half.

Michael Woods slipped in Nassim L’Ghoul and the Frenchman’s slid the ball across the face of goal for Modeste to tap in.

Manny Parry flashed a header wide for the visitors but the away side levelled thanks to a striker in form.

Hyde made it four goals in his last three games when he powerfully headed in Tarpey’s cross.

Hyde was almost at it again moments later as he went one-on-one with Worgan, however, Will De Havilland came to the home team’s rescue with an excellent last-ditch challenge.

Hyde almost gave his side the lead on the stroke of half-time.  The striker’s initial shot was well blocked by Kevin Lokko and the rebound was fired straight at Worgan.

Following the restart, Tyreke Johnson’s cross was nodded goalwards by Hyde, only to be plucked out of the air by the alert Worgan.

Johnson blasted into the side netting from the edge of the box and Woods could only slam his cross into the grateful arms of visiting keeper Craig Ross after being set free by substitute Jai Reason.

Reason then went for goal himself, skewing fellow sub Inih Effiong’s pass off target.

However, the visitors grabbed the winner with time running out when Edser curled in a delightful shot past Worgan’s despairing dive.

Ibrahim Meite almost sealed the win, but couldn’t beat Worgan at the crucial moment.  However, it was no matter as Alan Dowson’s Cards retained their spot at the top of the National League.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made four changes to the side that started the 2-1 win at Sutton on Saturday. Gobern, Munns, Pavey and L’Ghoul came in for Jai Reason, Steven Rigg, Aaron Simpson and Inih Effiong.

Whites next travel to Harrogate Town on Saturday 31st August, kick-off 3 pm.




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Dover Athletic

13Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender 78'
5Kevin Lokko Defender, (c)
6Will De Havilland Defender
18Oscar Gobern Midfielder
8Michael Woods Midfielder 20'
15Kurtis Cumberbatch Midfielder 16', 16'
11Jack Munns Midfielder
10Nassim L’Ghoul 7 Midfielder 30'
12Ricky Modeste 19 Midfielder 30'
14Alfie Pavey 9 Forward
1Yusuf Mersin Goalkeeper
7Jai Reason 10 Midfielder L’Ghoul 70'
9Inih Effiong 14 Forward Pavey 57'
19Steven Rigg 12 Forward Modeste 63'
22Bilel Hinchiri Midfielder
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13Craig Ross Goalkeeper
2Jack Cook Defender
3Josh Casey Defender, (c)
4Manny Parry Defender
5Ben Gerring Defender
8Kane Ferdinand Midfielder
20Toby Edser Midfielder 88'
16Shaun Donnellan 11 Midfielder 16'
7Dave Tarpey 14 Forward 41'
9Jake Hyde 18 Forward 41'
17Tyreke Johnson Forward
1Sam Howes Goalkeeper
11Paul Hodges 16 Forward Donnellan 69'
12Nathan Collier Defender
14Godfrey Poku 7 Midfielder Tarpey 89'
18Ibrahim Meite 9 Forward Hyde 59'
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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Carl BrookAurel Onita
Robin Cox
Toby Enstone


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