Dover Athletic FC v Wrexham FC – 04/08/2018

Dover Athletic FC v Wrexham FC – So the 2018 season got underway. However,  it wasn’t the result that Dover were looking for loosing by a goal to nothing.

Probably, even more galling was the fact they could have been winners. If it was not for possibly the weakest penalty I have ever seen that was saved as a result and having a goal disallowed by a questionable decision. But this is football and there is a long, long way to go yet! Here are a few of my favorites from the game.

Dover Athletic FC v Wrexham FC

Dovers defender Josh Passley is wresstled to the ground by Wrexhams forward Stuart Beavon during the opening National League match between Dover Athletic and Wrexham FC at Crabble Stadium, Kent on 04 August 2018.

I think its far too early to start making any far reaching statements, there is a load of talent in the new Dover squad given time I am convinced they will be right up there.

Dover Athletic FC v Wrexham FC

Dovers defender Tim Schmoll and Wrexhams midfielder Luke Young clash mid field during the opening National League match between Dover Athletic and Wrexham FC at Crabble Stadium, Kent on 04 August 2018.

Here are a few more:

There is a full gallery available here all the images are available for licence.

Dover Athletic FC V Gillingham FC – 21/07/2018

Dover Athletic FC V Gillingham FC a pre-season friendly. It always seems slightly odd starting the season in July when you need a hat and sun cream in the not too distant future it will be wooly hats and scarfs!

Dover, was much still getting used to its new players. By my reckoning the Gillingham select XI had at least 6 starting players. Three of which were their back line. Gillingham wound up three to nothing winners, but in a friendly with trialists playing the scoreline is imaterial.

Dover Athletic FC V Gillingham FC

Dover’s Anthony Jeffrey rides a tackle by Gillingham’s Max Ehmer during the pre-season friendly match between Dover Athletic and Gillingham FC at Crabble Stadium, Kent on 21 July 2018.

There is a full gallery available for licence here, self billing applies in all cases. For now here are a few of my favorites. I must admit the back line for Dover is shaping up to be mountainous!

Roll on 4th August when the season gets underway for real!