Dover Athletics fight for promotion

Dover are well into their season having played 20 games. We are currently sat 3rd in the Conference Premier with 36 points. As it stands we are just four points of top spot meaning automatic promotion is still in our reach.

The last two matches have not been to good for us losing in the cup to Stourbridge and then losing 1-2 at home to Eastleigh. Our next game s a big one when we travel to Forest Green for a second vs third encounter which could prove a big result come the end of the season. If we are to try to snatch that automatic stop, these are the games we need to win. However, we can not get too caught up with ourselves as we are just three points in front of the teams all the way down to 7th place. This means that we can just as easy drop out of the play off spots as we can to secure promotion this season.

With the fight for the automatic promotion spot and also the play off spots still open to at least the top half of the table it is vitally important that the team do not start to drop their performances. If performances do start to drop, it could see the very good start to the season go all to waste. Last season we finished in eighth place which was a good season for us. For us to get a chance at promotion this time around would be a huge opportunity for the club and also the town of Dover to get behind the team. Manager Chris Kinnear took over the club in 2013 and now has his biggest challenge to keep the team in the playoff positions and maybe even snatch top spot come the end of the season.