Harrogate Town v Dover Athletic



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers Red Cards
13th October 2018 3:00 pm National League 2018-2019 1,865 Inih Effiong Williams (26), Langmead (90+5) Effiong (46, 66) Jeffrey (90+7)



AN INJURY-TIME leveller from Kelvin Langmead denied Andy Hessenthaler a debut win in the first match of his second spell in charge of Dover.

Two second-half strikes from Inih Effiong cancelled out Aaron Williams first-half opener for the home side, but Langmead stooped to head home in the fifth minute of time added on.

And Anthony Jeffrey was sent off a minute later for his part in a confrontation with George Thomson.

Earlier, Dover’s first chance fell to Kevin Lokko, with the defender volleying over Jeffrey’s corner.

And visiting keeper Mitch Walker was needed soon after to keep Liam Kitching at bay.

Walker denied Harrogate’s 19-year old, before palming the ball away before any of the home players could follow up.

But the hosts were ahead on 26 minutes.

A free-kick from Muldoon was headed back across goal by Callum Howe into the path of Aaron Williams to slot his side in front from just a few yards.

Walker fisted away Joe Leesley’s swerving shot as Whites went into the break a goal down.

But that stat changed just after the restart thanks to Effiong’s first goal for Dover.

After Jeffrey had beaten his man out wide, Effiong collected the winger’s pass and fired low past Belford.

The striker then almost put Athletic in front just moments later, cutting inside and striking just wide of the post.

And Effiong also had an impact at the other end of the pitch, heading off the line from a Harrogate corner.

Another chance for Dover saw Jamie Allen strike the crossbar, volleying Effiong’s deep cross into the ground and onto the woodwork.

But striker Effiong was not finished yet.

The forward doubled his tally of the season, running into the penalty area before planting the ball into the bottom corner.

Josh Falkingham forced Walker into a smart save from range, diving onto the home captain’s long-range drive.

And Walker then rescued the away team with a fine stop.

Howe rose highest to meet a corner, only to see the keeper acrobatically tip the ball over the bar.

But Whites were unable to hold out for the three points as Langmead headed in a Kitching’s cross.

And the away team ended the match with ten men after Jeffrey was given his marching orders following a skirmish with Thomson.

However, the red card had little impact with the referee calling for time on an entertaining match just seconds later.

Earlier, Hessenthaler kept just four players from the side that started against Salford last week, including debuts for Stuart Lewis and Josh Debayo, who signed permanently from Maidstone and on loan from Cheltenham respectively.

Whites next travel to Concord Rangers in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round qualifier on Saturday 20th October, kick-off 3 pm.




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Harrogate Town

1James Belshaw Goalkeeper
6Warren Burrell Defender
5Callum Howe Defender 26'
15Kelvin Langmead Defender 90+5'
20Liam Kitching Defender
8Jack Emmett Midfielder
4Josh Falkingham Midfielder, (c)
7George Thomson Midfielder 90+7'
11Joe Leesley Midfielder 90+5'
18Jack Muldoon 9 Forward
16Aaron Williams 12 Forward 26'
9Mark Beck 18 Forward Muldoon 61'
12Jordan Thewlis 16 Forward Williams 67'
13Joe Cracknell Goalkeeper
14Liam Agnew Midfielder
17Lloyd Kerry Midfielder
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First Team Manager: Simon Weaver

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
2Josh Passley Defender
6Connor Essam Defender
5Kevin Lokko Defender
28Joshua Debayo 16 Defender 72'
27Stuart Lewis Midfielder
8Private: Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c) 66'
23Bedsente Gomis 18 Midfielder 25'
7Anthony Jeffrey Forward 46'
10Jamie Allen Forward
12Inih Effiong 17 Forward 46', 66'
9Tobi Sho-Silva Forward
15Emmanuel Adebowale  Defender
16Ejiro Okosieme 28 Defender Debayo 84'
17Ntumba Massanka 12 Forward Effiong 86'
18Nortei Nortey 23 Midfielder Gomis 75'
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RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Andrew MillerAlan Hull
Paul Tomes
Martin Parker


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Football Ground, Harrogate HG2 7SA, UK

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