Official Dover Athletic Football Club - Youth Teams - DAFC U15 6-1 Ashford United U15
DAFC U15 6-1 Ashford United U15 Paul Evison | Thu 20th Oct 2011
Dover faced Ashford United for the second week in a row at Tilmanstone Rec on Sunday looking to complete a league double over their opposition. Dover dominated the early proceedings with chances from Matt Bennett, Liam King and JJ Donnelly but the Ashford Goalkeeper made some excellent stops.
Against the run of play a clearance from Ashford up the field found three Dover defenders and a unlikely mistake saw the Ashford striker win possession and went one on one with Dover keeper Rhys Austin and his best efforts could not stop Ashford taking an unlikely 1-0 lead.
Dover's ever growing confidence and professionalism did not let this effect them, and Athletic continued playing its slick passing game and soon pushed Ashford back into their own half again. Dover did find the equaliser from great work down the left from Simpson and Bennett and it was Bennett who delivered a pin point cross to Donnelly who acrobatically scissor kicked a volley into the top corner for the Goal of Season so far. This fine football continued from Priddle, Thomas & Reed pulling the strings and it was unlikely right back James Rigby who was found unmarked outside the box and his trademark thunderbolt shot flew straight in over the keeper to make it 2-1. Just before the half time whistle Dover added to the dominace with a third through a Messi like individual run from Man of the Match Liam King who slotted home to make it 3-1 at the break.
The second half started as it did the whole first half with Dover created all the attacking chances, and it was a goal started from goalkeeper Austin who rolled the ball out to Captain Dan Wells who started the move and at least two dozen passes found Bennett who beat his marker and finished with great composure to make it four. Dover made four changes seeing the return of long term absentee Kai Selwood who has been out for 8 months with a broken leg, And it was Dover's dominance that finished the game with two extra goals through a Donnelly header and a good team goal finished by Will Thomas to finish the game 6-1.