Dover will be aiming to secure a third consecutive Vanarama National League win when they face Barrow AFC at Crabble on Saturday.

Boss Chris Kinnear’s side moved up to 10th after an impressive 4-2 win at Eastleigh on Tuesday night, the triumph coming hot on the heels of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat of North Ferriby United.

Now Whites have a treble in their sights, but the Cumbrian visitors will have their own target – to win on the road for the first time this season.

Barrow AFC have drawn at Torquay and lost at leaders Tranmere on their travels so far.

But Crabble was not a happy hunting ground for the Bluebirds last season – they lost 3-1 with all three goals scored by players who will feature on Saturday, Ricky Modeste, Richard Orlu and Ricky Miller.


Barrow AFC boss Paul Cox is under no illusions about the challenge facing his side as they look to build on Tuesday’s 3-2 home win against Chester, a win that leaves them 12th and level on points with Whites.

Cox said: “It’s going to be another tough game. It’s a long trip, but if we go with a positive mind-set and try and play on the front foot, we’ll see what happens.

“Chris (Kinnear) has done a great job down there, got them into the play-offs last year and I’m sure they’ll have aspirations to get there again this year, at the very least. They are going to be one of the sides who will affect the top six in the division.”


Dover have a clean bill of health following the win at Eastleigh and the match-day squad will be bolstered by the loan signing of midfielder Sammy Moore from Leyton Orient on Wednesday.

Moore spent two years at Crabble between 2008 and 2010, scoring 11 goals in 56 appearances, before leaving for AFC Wimbledon.

For Barrow AFC, full-back Shaun Beeley is the major injury doubt after aggravating a groin problem in the win over Chester.

Danny Livesey (knee) and Paul Turnbull (ankle) should both be back in contention after missing the Chester game.

Shrewsbury Town central defender Dom Smith also joined on loan on Friday and will make the trip south.


Striker Ross Lafayette will be aiming to find the back of the net for Whites for the third consecutive game after arriving from Eastleigh.

Lafayette and Ricky Miller are Dover’s leading scorers with two each, two behind the league’s leading hitmen, James Norwood (Tranmere) and Matt Rhead (Lincoln).

Jordan Williams is the leading man for Barrow AFC with two after his double against Chester on Tuesday.


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