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PREVIEW | Dover Athletic - Yeovil Town

Glovers travel to South-East Kent

6 March 2020

Yeovil Town travel to Dover this Saturday (3pm), looking for back-to-back league wins for the first time in 2020.

After a strong performance against Wrexham at Huish Park last time out, Darren Sarll’s men will be desperate to get a run of results going with the promotion race finely in the balance.

Dover, who currently sit in tenth, are just four points behind Yeovil, showcasing just how tight this chase for promotion is. Most recently, the Whites fell to a 3-0 defeat against Solihull Moors.



We have previously met this weekend’s hosts on 37 occasions, earlier this season in November, the Glovers fell to a tight 1-0 defeat at Huish Park with now-Romford centre back Scott Doe netting the only goal of the game.


Prior to November’s clash, the most recent meeting with Dover came in 2002 where Yeovil ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Adam Stansfield and Carl Alford.

A memorable Southern League clash between the two sides came in April 1976 where the Glovers convincingly dispatched of Dover with 5-1 victory.

Overall, Town hold a positive record over the Whites, with 14 victories, 13 draws and 10 losses, scoring 51 goals in the process.



Gareth Rhodes will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon, in what will be his first Yeovil match of the season. In the 11 National League matches Rhodes has refereed so far, he has shown 36 yellow cards and two red cards.

Michael Chard and Damith Bandara will be running the line and Simon Finnigan will be fourth official.



The pre-match thoughts of Courtney Duffus and Darren Sarll can be found on YTTV and the Yeovil Town YouTube channel.

Pre-Dover Athletic press

On match day, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account.

A full match report will follow on at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

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There will be NO advanced sales for this fixture, instead all sales will be completed on the turnstiles.

Admission prices are as follows;

Adults - £18

Over 60 - £15

Under 18 - £9

Under 11 - free (with an accompanying adult)

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Match Reports

REPORT | Dover Athletic 0-1 Yeovil Town

Back-to-back wins for Town

7 March 2020

Yeovil Town secured back-to-back league wins for the first time in 2020 after a 1-0 win over Dover.

Marc Richards’ stunning second half strike was enough to separate the two sides, in a game which was largely controlled by the Glovers.

Keeping the hosts at arms length for the entire 90 minutes, Darren Sarll will no doubt be delighted with the three points, and the clean sheet to go alongside it. 

Sarll only made a single change, and it was forced upon him.

With Liam O’Brien’s injury, his replacement between the sticks was Stuart Nelson.

This meant new loan signing Adam Smith would only be named on the bench. 

There was one other change to the overall Glovers squad, with Gabby Rogers dropping off the bench for Tom Bradbury to replace him. 

The opening stages saw two sides battling for dominance, with Yeovil just shading the opening 45 minutes. 

The green and whites best chance fell to Jimmy Smith who escaped his marker and met Remeao Hutton’s well-weighted cross at the back post only for Lee Worgan to save his effort. 

It was often the case where the ball narrowly escaped a Yeovil runner, with Marc Richards often just a matter of inches from connecting.

For the hosts, chances were few and far between, the best being Nassim L’Ghoul’s free-kick which caused no discomfort for Stuart Nelson as it harmlessly flew wide.

However, the Whites would have a penalty shout waved away. With Effiong breaking into the box, Luke Wilkinson produced a stunning last ditch challenge to win the ball, much to the Dover fans dismay. 

After a rather underwhelming first half, it wouldn’t take long for the second to burst into life, with a goal in under two minutes.

After the ball was played back to M.Richards in space, the forward wasted no time in shooting first time, catching Worgan off guard, and finding the top corner spectacularly! 

The Glovers continued to pile on the pressure, almost adding after the ball fell to Skendi on the edge of the box in the 56th minute but as the ball took a bobble he fired over the bar.

The bar would deny Town a second, after a stunning cross from M.Richards, the ball found J.Smith at the back post, his effort was saved but the ball fell to Duffus who smashed his header against the bar and couldn’t direct his follow up on goal.

Dover had to do something to get something out of the game, and manager Andy Hessenthaler made changes in an attempt in doing so. Changing his system by substituting his wide players put the hosts on top.

These changes did work in Dover’s favour, but they did very little in terms of making clear-cut chances. The best would be a half-chance which fell to substitute Adeoye Yussuf at the back-post who fired straight at Nelson. 

Ultimately, Town were able to see the game out and bring a deserved three points back to Somerset.


Yeovil Town: Nelson; Hutton, Collins, Wilkinson, Dickinson; Lee, Worthington (Bradbury), Skendi, J.Smith (Cooper); M.Richards (Dagnall), Duffus.

Bookings: Hutton.

Subs not used: A.Smith, C.Richards.


Dover: Worgan, Passley, Taylor, Lokko, Havilland, Effiong, L’Ghoiul, Minns, Modeste, Gobern, Poleon.

Bookings: Taylor

Subs: Reason, Yusuff, Rooney, Rigg, Simpson.

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TICKETS | Glovers travel to Dover

Support the Greens in South-East Kent!

24 February 2020

Ticket information for our trip to Dover (3pm March 7th) is now available.

There will be NO advanced sales for this fixture, instead all sales will be completed on the turnstiles.

Support the Green and Whites on the road as the promotion push continues!

Admission prices are as follows;

Adults - £18

Over 60 - £15

Under 18 - £9

Under 11 - free (with an accompanying adult)


Getting there:

By Car:

There is no parking for supporters within the ground, although parking is available in the rugby ground, which is just inside the main entrance – stewards will direct you.

From outside of Kent, find your way to the M25, then take the M2/A2 (following the signs to Canterbury, then from Canterbury follow signs to Dover) as far as the Whitfield roundabout (there is a McDonald’s Drive-Thru on the left).

Take the fourth exit at this roundabout, down Whitfield Hill. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the roundabout and follow this road until the first set of traffic lights. At the lights turn right (180 degrees down the hill) and follow the road under the railway bridge, the ground is a little further up the road on the left.

If you have to take the M20/A20 leave the A20 in Folkestone (the exit immediately after the tunnel through the hill) and travel through the Alkham Valley (turn left at the roundabout at the end of the slip-road and then left again, following the signs for Alkham) which will eventually take you near Kearsney train station (turn right into Lower Road just before the railway bridge, before you get to the station).

By train:

The main railway station in Dover is Dover Priory which is approximately 2 miles from Crabble. The closest station to Crabble is Kearsney which is about a 10-15 minute walk from the ground.

Kearsney is the last stop before Dover Priory on the line from London Victoria (via Canterbury). Some trains on this line do not stop between Canterbury East and Dover Priory so if you are planning on getting off at Kearsney make sure that the train you are travelling on is a stopping service.

If you are travelling on the line from London Charring Cross (via Ashford) the train will not pass through Kearsney so you will have to stop at Dover Priory, near the town centre.

If you get off at Kearsney, turn right as you leave the station, go under the railway bridge and then take the first road on the left (Lower Road). Follow Lower Road all the way along, past a pond on your right and Crabble Corn Mill on your left. At the end you will see the Cricketers pub on the other side of the road. Turn right and you should see the entrance to the ground.If you get off at Dover Priory it is probably best to get a bus or taxi to the ground as it is a long walk

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