Match Report

HERE is the on the whistle report from The Crabble.

Full time: Dover 4 Chester 0

A thoroughly disappointing afternoon after Chester capitulate in second half.

Great save

Lynch produces superb save to deny Brundle and Pinnock.

Added time

Three minutes


Crowd of 1,102 with 65 hardy souls from Chester.


Walker down low to save Dawson effort from distance.

Dover sub

Deen-Conteh on for Ilesanmi. 85 minutes.

GOAL! Dover 4 Chester 0

Mitch Brundle sees a fairly weak effort bobble home after Sho-Silva saw initial effort saved and then was quickest to react to rebound and set up Brundle. Poor defending from Chester.

Dover sub

Kane Richards on for Kadell Daniel - 79 minutes

Off the bar

Daniel sees 12 yard effort clip top of bar and out for goal kick. Real chance.


Daniel sees yellow for persistent fouling.


Ross Hannah does well to turn his marker and get a low shot away from 18 yards but Walker equal to it.

Chester sub

Joyce off, Waters on. 71 minutes.

GOAL! Dover 3 Chester 0

Nortei Nortey slams home after Sho-Silva had skipped to byline and cut ball back. Game over. Done and dusted.


John McCombe sees yellow for challenge on Pinnock.

Chester sub

Akintunde on for Mahon 63 mins

GOAL! Dover 2 Chester 0

Mitch Pinnock shifts ball onto right foot before crashing 18 yard effort into bottom corner. That could be that. 62 mins.

Into the wall

Pinnock free kick into Chester wall and Blues clear.

Chester sub

60mins: Bell on for White.


Joyce sees yellow for challenge on Pinnock.

Dover sub

Bird off, Sho-Silva on. 57 minutes.

Decent spell

Much better from Chester. Better spell and Kingsley James starting to have an influence while Andy Halls getting further forward.

Fired over

Good work from Halls, James and then Hannah sees the latter lay off Dawson 20 yards out but his strike flies well over. 53 mins.

Headed clear

Lucas Dawson’s corner fails to beat first man and headed clear as Dover clear lines.

Curled over

Ross Hannah curls free kick from edge of area just over apex of goal. Decent chance.

Free kick

Hannah fouled on edge of area. Essam booked.

Second half kicks off

Back at it here at The Crabble.

Back out

The two sides emerge from the tunnel for the second period.

Half time: Dover 1 Chester 0

A poor game so far, this. Chester seeing plenty of the ball but doing precious little with it. Dover no great shakes, though.

Added time

Two minutes.