Dover Athletic v Eastleigh FC – 11th November, 2017
As a full time sports photographer I love my job, its particularly enjoyable when its your local football team that is literally meeting the Conference battle head-on. Dover Athletic v Eastleigh FC. Its nearly half way through the season and the Whites are top of the league! and might I add look like they could stay there for sometime. This new Dover team has come together better than most would have dreamt of. Whats probably more inspiring is their goal difference. They are in good company as only a handful of League and Premiership sides have a similar boast.
Top of the table Dover Athletic hosted visitors Eastleigh in Conference Premier at Crabble Stadium in Dover, England. The home side ran out emphatic winners 2-0 to remain at the top of the National League. Here are just a few of my favorites. A full gallery can be found here.
Moments before Dover’s forward James Alabi heads the whites first goal.
I do feel that the current run of success to largely due to Chris Kinnear and his ability to build an effective team
NOVEMBER 11: Dover’s manager Chris Kinnear looks on as his side retain the top spot.
Dover’s defender Connor Essam celebrates scoring Dovers second goal in the second half.
Dover’s defender Femi Ilesanmi keeps Eastleigh’s forward Ben Williamson from the ball.
Dover’s forward James Alabi cant believe how he missed a chance of another goal.
Dover’s forward Ryan Bird shoots.
Dover’s forward James Alabi celebrates putting the hosts a goal up.
Eastleigh’s defender Gavin Hoyte and Dover’s forward Kadell Daniel.
Eastleigh players cant believe thier bad luck as Dover’s keeper Mitch Walker gathers the ball safely.