Maidenhead United v Dover Athletic



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers Away Scorers
24th September 2019 7:45 pm National League 2019-2020 1,015 Michael Woods Whitehall (62) Cumberbatch (19), L’Ghoul (76)



Nassim L’Ghoul’s late stunner handed Athletic all three points at York Road in wet conditions on Tuesday evening.

The substitute lashed home Bobby-Joe Taylor’s ball as Andy Hessenthaler’s made it a maximum six points from two away games.

Danny Whitehall’s free-kick had cancelled out Kurtis Cumberbatch’s early long range strike.

Jai Reason earlier saw his early twenty-yarder roll into the arms of home keeper Taye Ashby-Hammond.

Josh Smile then took aim for the hosts from a similar distance, sending the ball out of York Road and onto the adjacent houses.

Cumberbatch made no mistake when he let fly from 25 yards just minutes later.

Inih Effiong’s free-kick was deflected to the midfielder, who with one touch to control the ball, smashed his first competitive goal for Dover into the bottom corner.

In a first half of long-range efforts, Freddie Grant sent a screaming 30-yard shot wide of the mark.

Effiong then turned his marker and sent the ball narrowly over the crossbar as the visitors were unable to double their lead ahead of the half-time break.

Following the restart, Will De Havilland’s dived to head Jai Reason’s free-kick goalwards, only for Ashby-Hammond claw the ball away from the goalline.

Dover’s defence were powerless to stop the Magpie’s equaliser on the hour mark.

Whitehall curled a set-piece into the top corner from just outside the area.

Smile nearly completed the turnaround, flashing the ball just past Worgan’s post.

It was Whites’ turn to attack and Steven Rigg flicked Michael Woods’ header into the area a whisker over the crossbar.

At the other end Jake Cassidy’s angled drive took a wicked deflection, however to Worgan’s relief, flew wide of the mark.

That relief turned to celebration as Dover went ahead once again.

Taylor’s cross-field pass found sub L’Ghoul, who cut inside and fired in his first goal for Whites.

Whitehall nearly scored his second free-kick of the match, seeing Worgan beat away his goalbound strike.

The away side held on to maintain fifth spot on the league table.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler made one change to the side that started at Hartlepool on Saturday with Taylor replacing the injured Josh Passley.

Athletic next host FC Halifax Town live on BT Sport on Saturday 28th September, kick off 5:20 pm.



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Maidenhead United

21Taye Ashby-Hammond Goalkeeper
2Remy Clerima Defender
6Freddie Grant 12 Defender
24Alan Massey Defender, (c)
5Aron Davies 16 Defender
15Nana Ofori-Twumasi Defender 25'
11Bernard Mensah Midfielder
19Ryan Upward Defender
28Josh Smile Midfielder
18James Akintunde 14 Forward
9Jake Cassidy Forward
1Chris Dunn Goalkeeper
12Brad Keetch 6 Defender 88 Grant'
14Danny Whitehall 18 Forward 60 Akintunde'
16Ryneem Sheckleford 5 Defender 82 Davies'
17Henry Landers Forward
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First Team Manager: Alan Devonshire

Dover Athletic

13Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
26Aaron Simpson Defender 45'
4Scott Doe Defender
6Will De Havilland Defender
3Bobby-Joe Taylor Midfielder 76'
8Michael Woods Midfielder, (c)
15Kurtis Cumberbatch Midfielder 19'
7Jai Reason 10 Midfielder
12Ricky Modeste 22 Midfielder
19Steven Rigg Forward
9Inih Effiong Forward 19'
1Yusuf Mersin Goalkeeper
5Kevin Lokko Defender
10Nassim L’Ghoul 7 Midfielder 68 Reason'
16Paul Rooney Defender
22Bilel Hinchiri 12 Midfielder 80 Modeste'
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Gary ParsonsAdam Ricketts
Benjamin Williamson
Roger Smith


York Road
18 York Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1SF, UK