Guiseley v Dover Athletic FC



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Away Scorers
25th March 2017 3:00 pm National League 2016-2017 1,261 Ricky Miller Miller (15, 80 pen), Modeste (67), Lafayette (90+2 pen)



RICKY Miller, Ricky Modeste and Ross Lafayette scored the goals as Dover’s impressive record against Guiseley continued on Saturday.

Whites beat the Yorkshire side for the third consecutive time in the National League to stay firmly in the playoff race with a commanding performance at Nethermoor Park.

Miller, back from his two-game suspension, opened the scoring with his 31st league goal of the season to give boss Chris Kinnear’s side a half-time lead.

Modeste added the second, Miller doubled his tally from the penalty spot before a Lafayette penalty completed the rout to end Guiseley’s five-game unbeaten run.

Dover, who are seventh after the win, two points, but with two games in hand over fifth-placed Aldershot, started the game brightly.

James Hurst volleyed well wide against his former club from Joe Healy’s corner before Miller’s effort went over with home goalkeeper Jonathan Maxted out of position.

But it wasn’t long before Miller, who was also on target against the Yorkshire side in the 2-0 win at Crabble earlier in the season, did find his range.

He controlled Connor Essam’s long free-kick from inside Dover’s half before swivelling and firing past a stunned Maxted in the 15thminute.

Jake Cassidy missed a great chance to level things up four minutes later, heading Kevan Hurst’s corner wide.

Dover responded with Moses Emmanuel heading Miller’s cross over before Richard Orlu’s curling effort sailed over Maxted’s bar.

Mitch Walker made his only real save of the day just before half-time, going low to take Hurst’s shot.

Miller continued to pose a threat and ended the half with a shot fizzing just inches wide of Maxted’s goal.

Emmanuel had the first shot of the second half, seeing his effort from a tight angle hit the side netting minutes after the restart.

Hurst was next to try his luck, seeing his shot from the edge of the box curl over Maxted’s goal.

Miller went agonisingly close to doubling the lead in the 65th after his lob over Maxted hit the post and bounced clear.

But just a couple of minutes later Dover did go two-up after Modeste headed home Emmanuel’s cross from close range.

Miller stung Maxted’s hands with a thunderous free-kick as Dover went in search of a third.

It came from the penalty spot nine minutes from time after Miller was bundled over in the box and he got up to blast past Maxted.

Substitute Lafayette completed the job from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time after he had been brought down.

It was his first goal since the win at Maidstone United on New Year’s Day.

Earlier, Kinnear made two changes to his starting side with Miller and Fazakerley coming in to replace Lafayette and Sam Magri.

Magri was on international duty with Malta while Lafayette dropped to the bench.

Aswad Thomas was suspended after his red card against Bromley last Saturday while Bondz N’Gala was still unavailable due to personal reasons.



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26Johnny Maxted Goalkeeper
2Connor Brown Defender
15Ashley Palmer 11 Defender
20Marcus Williams Defender
24Simon Walton 22 Midfielder 56'
3Danny Lowe Defender, (c)
6Jake Lawlor Midfielder
8Will Hatfield Midfielder
7Kevan Hurst 34 Midfielder
19Jordan Preston Forward
29Jake Cassidy Forward
9Adam Boyes Forward
11Michael Rankine 15 Forward Palmer 70'
22Alex Purver 24 Midfielder Walton 59'
31James Wesolowski Midfielder
34Derek Asamoah 7 Forward Hurst 70'
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First Team Manager: Adam Lockwood

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
5Connor Essam Defender 15'
6Richard Orlu Defender
15Jamie Grimes Defender, (c)
16Tyrone Sterling Defender
27James Hurst 11 Midfielder
17Moses Emmanuel 25 Forward 67'
26Joe Healy Midfielder
7Ricky Modeste Midfielder 67'
9Private: Ricky Miller 4 Forward 15', 80 pen '
4Chris Kinnear Jnr 9 Midfielder Miller 85'
11Mitchell Pinnock 27 Forward Hurst 85'
13Peter Skapetis Forward
24Private: James Caton Midfielder
25Ross Lafayette 17 Forward Emmanuel 70'
90+2 pen '
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Anthony BackhouseAlan Hull
Michael Barlow
Jonathon Bickerdike


Nethermoor Park
Nethermoor Works/Otley Rd, Leeds LS20 8BT, United Kingdom