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MATCH RECAP: Dover Athletic 1-1 Chippenham Town | National League South, Sat 12 Nov 2022

Published: at 5:09pm

A recap of Dover Athletic 1-1 Chippenham Town

STARTING XI | Here’s how your Bluebirds line-up for today’s game against Dover Athletic.



1′ KICKOFF! | We are underway at The Crabble.

4′ | First chance for the hosts as Pavey shoots from outside the penalty area, with a low-driven effort, but nothing major to trouble Henry.

7′ | The Crabble start their minute’s applause for Bath City’s Alex Fletcher as both sets of supporters clap for the injured player.

10′ | Chippenham doing well to maintain possession of the ball, as Bray tries to find Alefe Santos down the left hand side, before the hosts get it away.

12′ | Corner for Chippenham, taken quick towards Joe Hanks who looks to find Minturn in the box before Dover grab and run forward with a counter-attack.

14′ | Mehew is pulled down by Baptiste via his shirt, free kick taken quick for Chippenham towards both Alefe and Parsons pushing forward, before the No. 12 looks to get a shot on goal but he over-reaches.

15′ | Gunner nudged off the ball but play resumes momentarily until we win another free-kick, Joe Hanks steps over the ball.

16′ | Hanks long ball tries to find Richards in the box, but Dover get it clear as far as Mehew who attemps to cross back to Hanks for another go, but the Whites eventually get it clear.

17′ | Chance for Dover, Martin crosses towards Higgs in the box before Richards clears towards Pavey who drives a weak shot wide.

19′ | Our hosts starting to apply pressure as Martin and Paxman both looking to create chances, they win a free-kick which the No. 3 finds Higgs in the box, but his header is over.

21′ | Higgs and Bray come together following a push forward for Chippenham, Krasniqi protests the call, but the referee gives a free-kick which Hanks takes.

22′ | The free-kick finds Dover who press quickly with Martin driving down the right side and putting an eventual cross into the box before Chippenham clear their lines.

24′ | Appeals for the handball by Minturn from the hosts, as Higgs finds Paxman who crosses towards Pavey in the box, the ball is cleared away before a free-kick is awarded.

27′ | Martin with a late challenge on Parsons, resulting in a free-kick for Chippenham, Number 11 is booked.

28′ | RED CARD! Another late foul from Martin on Mehew, and referee Robert Ablitt has sent the No. 11 off with a second-bookable offence.

30′ | Hanks drives the free-kick on goal, but it’s narrowly over the bar.

32′ | Chippenham starting to create more chances as Parsons and Hanks look to create an opportunity but eventually it’s cleared away.

34′ | Krasniqi fouls Bray in the penalty box, with a shove in the back, no penalty is awarded but a corner proceeds.

73767 200 35′ | GOAL WILL TIZZARD!

44′ | Dover with one final corner, as HT approaches.

45+’ | 1 added minute.

HALF TIME: Dover Athletic 0-1 Chippenham Town

The two teams are back out for the 2nd half!

45′ | And we’re back underway!

48′ | Kandi tries to push forward to create a goal chance before Henry intercepts with a block.

52′ | Corner for Chippenham as the Bluebirds drive forward before an eventual shot from Hanks is saved by Nelson.

53′ | Chippenham are pushed back following the corner, but still maintain possession of the ball and are looking to create plenty more chances.

56′ | Dover appeal for a foul on Pavey from Minturn in the penalty box, but referee waives away any decision and Chippenham push forward.

58′ | Chance for Dover as Pavey drives forward and looks to find Wanadio, which he does before the pair engage in back-2-back passes before the No. 10 tries to shoot which Henry blocks.

59′ | Chippenham look set for their first Sub of the afternoon shortly.

59′ BIG CHANCE! | Harry Parsons drives on goal and looks to drive a shot from the left, before Baptiste blocks the ball out for a corner.

60′ | A big scramble in the box for the ball ensues before a foul gives the hosts a free-kick.

63′ | Chippenham drive with Alefe Santos who finds Callum Gunner before Harry Parsons gains the ball, the trio look to create a chance on-goal but Dover clear.

65′ | SUB! OFF Spencer Hamilton & Luke Russe for Alex Bray & Joe Hanks

67′ | Corner for Dover.

67′ | Will Henry with a great punch of the ball away, finding Alefe Santos who drives forward towards Parsons who is brought down, no foul given by the referee.

72′ | Dover starting to liven up now as a corner into the box finds Pavey who shoots on-target, before Will Henry makes a great save, out for another goal.

74′ GOAL | Alfie Pavey follows up with a goal from close-range.

75′ | SUB! Parker on for Santos

77′ | A long ball towards Joe Parker in acres of space is flagged for offside.

85′ | Wanadio and Tizzard come together following a push forward on goal by the hosts, Will is booked.

85′ | The hosts win a corner after Paxman’s cross is cleared away. Corner into the box finds Hamilton who headers away but is brought down for a free kick, going our way.

88′ | Wanadio drives forward and shoots on-target from the right hand side, forcing Henry into a great save. Corner for Dover.

88′ | Corner is caught by Henry.

3 minutes added time is announced.

90+’ SO CLOSE! | Henry’s goal-kick finds Parker and Parsons who both drive forward, big opportunity for Joe P who shoots after some good play between the pair. Nelson saves.

FULL TIME: Dover Athletic 1-1 Chippenham Town

On to our FA Trophy game against Hastings United next week.

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