Andy Hessenthaler spoke to BBC Radio Kent’s Matt Gerrard after the 2-0 win against Gillingham in the pre-season opener at Crabble on Saturday.

Debutant Jordan Higgs put Whites ahead two minutes before half-time.

Gills replacement keeper Jake Turner saved Higgs’ first effort before the midfielder headed the rebound home.

Turner had earlier come on to replace our former Charlton Athletic loanee, Ashley Maynard-Brewer, after the Australian dislocated his shoulder.

A superb free-kick from Arjanit Krasniqi in the 50th minute completed the impressive win.

Dover first half: Nelson, Moses, Sterling, Paxman, Higgs, Wilkinson, Baptiste, Byford, Pavey, Carney, Wanadio.

Dover second half: Nelson, Judd, Moses (Agbebi 70mins), Paxman (Skirwayi 66mins), Green, Brundle, Martin, Trialist, Nikaj, Grant, Krasniqi.

Gillingham: Maynard-Brewer (Turner 20mins), Alexander (Wright 60mins), Tutonda (Akehurst 60mins), Baggott (Greenidge 46mins), Mensah (Carter 60mins), Williams (Jefferies 46mins), O’Keefe (Wise 60mins), Reeves (Kashket 46mins), Green (McDonald 60mins), Lee (MacArthur 60mins), Walker (Gbode 60mins). Sub not used: Moore.

Attendance: 917