Maidstone United v Dover Athletic



Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Away Scorers
1st January 2019 3:00 pm National League 2018-2019 3,087 Scott Doe Allen (86)



A LATE goal from Jamie Allen saw Whites complete the double over their Kent rivals Maidstone with a narrow win at the Gallagher Stadium on New Year’s Day.

With the score goalless on 85 minutes, the substitute latched onto Kevin Lokko’s flick-on and buried the ball past the onrushing home keeper Ross Worner.

An early chance for Whites’ saw Alfie Pavey’s drilled cross deflect off a player towards Inih Effiong, with the striker narrowly off target with his low drive.

Jake Cassidy, in his final loan game for Stones before heading back to parent club Hartlepool United on loan, fired straight at visiting keeper Mitch Walker from 25-yards.

Cassidy then turned creator with a ball into Elliott Romain, however, the diminutive forward was unable to connect to his strike partner’s pass.

Loanee Cassidy then volleyed well over after racing onto a ball over the Dover defence.

Will De Havilland headed over Jack Payne’swell placed corner and Maidstone’s captain had to scoop away Brundle’s dangerous ball into the box from underneath his crossbar.

Nortei Nortey’s crossfield ball found Mitch Brundle in space, however, the captain’s lofted finish was not high enough to beat Worner in the home goal.

Walker then had to deny the home side following a swift counter-attack.

A misplaced corner ended with Walker beating away Cassidy’s fierce effort from the edge of the box after Romain had found his fellow forward.

Shortly after the restart, Walker was able to hold onto Jack Powell’s powerful cross from the byline.

It was ball into the Maidstone area that nearly had Andy Hessenthaler’s men ahead.

A flicked on throw-in somehow rolled across goal to Effiong, but the striker saw his shot blocked the home defence.

Effiong went for goal again, beating both Worner and Charlie Wassmer to the ball, but flicked over.

Bedsente Gomis then tried from 20-yards with a deflected shot narrowly wide.

A long throw caused mayhem in the Maidstone penalty area, ending with Brundle seeing his driven effort well blocked.

The away side continued to threaten and sub Jamie Allen volleyed fellow replacement Ricky Modeste’s header straight at Worner following a corner.

But the substitute made no mistake with his next chance and almost doubled his tally for the afternoon, forcing Worner to tip away his low shot.

Earlier, boss Hessenthaler kept the same side that started in Saturday’s home match against Leyton Orient.  Ricky Modeste returned from injury to replace Joe Bedford as a substitute.

Whites next travel to Wrexham on Saturday 5th January, kick off 3 pm.




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Maidstone United

1Ross Worner Goalkeeper
22Michael Phillips Midfielder
5Will De Havilland Defender, (c)
29Charlie Wassmer Defender
3George McLennan 30 Defender
21Oliver Muldoon Midfielder 90+5'
28Aryan Tajbakhsh 23 Midfielder
8Jack Powell Midfielder
10Jack Paxman 19 Midfielder
9Elliott Romain Forward
24Jake Cassidy Forward
12Josh Strizovic Goalkeeper
19Jake Robinson 10 Forward Paxman 76'
20Simon Walton Midfielder 82'
23Jack Richards 28 Forward Tajbakhsh 89'
30Jarvis Edobor 3 Defender McLennan 46'
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Caretaker Manager: Simon Walton

Dover Athletic

1Mitch Walker Goalkeeper
8Private: Mitch Brundle Midfielder, (c)
26Scott Doe Defender
5Kevin Lokko Defender 86'
28Joshua Debayo 7 Defender
27Stuart Lewis Midfielder
23Bedsente Gomis Midfielder
18Nortei Nortey 21 Midfielder
30Jai Reason Midfielder 83'
12Inih Effiong Forward 81'
14Alfie Pavey 10 Forward
4Moussa Diarra Defender
7Anthony Jeffrey 28 Forward Debayo 74'
10Jamie Allen 14 Forward Pavey 62'
21Ricky Modeste 18 Midfielder Nortey 68'
31Lee Worgan Goalkeeper
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