Ebbsfleet United v Dover Athletic



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
2nd April 2018 3:00 pm National League 2017-2018 1,735 Giancarlo Gallifuoco Shields (55), Drury (90+6) Marsh-Brown (90+3 pen)



WHITES’ National league playoff hopes were dealt a blow after Andy Drury grabbed a last minute winner for Ebbsfleet in Bank Holiday Monday’s Kent derby at Stonebridge Road.

The midfielder slotted in from a tight angle following a free-kick to cancel out Keanu Marsh-Brown’s penalty just minutes earlier.

Hosts United, who had taken a second-half lead through Sean Shields, were nearly ahead within minutes of the kick-off as Corey Whitely volleyed Marvin McCoy’s cross just over.

At the other end, a long throw ended with Mitch Brundle firing a deflected effort into home stopper Nathan Ashmore’s hands.

And Mitch Walker was called into action for the first time midway through the first half.

The visiting keeper reached down low to tip Drury’s low drive onto the post and away from danger.

Femi Ilesanmi found himself as the last line of defence after Ashmore’s long kick set Luke Coulson clear, but the wing-back was able to come away with the ball following a perfectly-timed tackle.

Walker was soon on hand to deny United once again, this time saving Danny Kedwell’s goalbound header.

Ade Azeez then slid in to connect to Ilesanmi’s cross-cum-shot but was unable to get the crucial touch as the ball rolled out for a goal kick.

Dave Winfield and Coulson seemed to clash as they both simultaneously headed Kedwell’s cross wide and shortly after, Whitely flashed an effort from the edge of the area past the wrong side of Walker’s right-hand post.

And with the break looming, Shields blazed over from 20 yards after getting the better of Giancarlo Gallifuoco out wide.

Ebbsfleet had the lead nine minutes after the restart as Shields cut inside Azeez out wide and fired through Walker from an angle.

Whites tried to hit back and substitute Josh Passley nearly levelled when his deep cross looped just beyond the corner of the post and bar with Ashmore beaten.

Kedwell smashed a low shot wide from outside the area and goalscorer Shields tested Walker from range.

And Dover’s captain went even closer to finding the net from distance.

Brundle collected sub Marsh-Brown’s pass and rattled the crossbar with a 30-yard strike.

And Chris Kinnear’s men thought they were going home with a point after Marsh-Brown sent Ashmore the wrong way following the referee’s decision to award a penalty once Gallifuoco was felled in the box.

But Drury had the final say with a last-gasp winner as Athletic lost their second consecutive National League match.

Earlier, boss Kinnear named the same side that started at Eastleigh on Tuesday night.  Nortei Nortey replaced Ejiro Okosieme on the bench.




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Ebbsfleet United

1Nathan Ashmore Goalkeeper
2Marvin McCoy Defender
6Kenny Clark Defender 63'
5Dave Winfield Defender, (c) 90+6'
26Chris Bush Defender
8Andy Drury Midfielder 90+6'
4Dean Rance Midfielder
25Luke Coulson 11 Midfielder
28Corey Whitely 7 Midfielder 55'
17Sean Shields Midfielder 55'
9Danny Kedwell Forward
3Jack Connors Defender
7Jack Powell 28 Midfielder Whiteley 90+7'
11Myles Weston 25 Midfielder Coulson 83'
13Jonathan Miles Goalkeeper
23Norman Wabo Forward
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First Team Manager: Daryl McMahon

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
4Giancarlo Gallifuoco Defender 90+3'
5Manny Parry 2 Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
26Kevin Lokko Defender
3Femi Ilesanmi Defender 80'
8Private: Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 90+6'
28Liam Bellamy Midfielder 43'
11Mitchell Pinnock 25 Forward
17Ryan Bird 29 Forward
30Ade Azeez Forward
2Josh Passley 5 Defender Parry 60'
18Nortei Nortey Midfielder
23Kadell Daniel Forward
25Anthony Jeffrey 11 Forward Pinnock 60'
29Keanu Marsh-Brown 17 Midfielder Bird 73'
90+3 pen '
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Alan YoungDaniel Simpson
Dave Bushell
Gary Jerden


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