National League
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Dover Athletic 1-1 Ebbsfleet United

Dover slipped to second-from-bottom in the National League despite ending a four-match losing run with a 1-1 draw at home to Kent rivals Ebbsfleet.

Darren McQueen gave the visitors an early lead as his low left-footed shot from outside the area ended a goal drought of more than a year.

Connor Essam levelled the match as he found himself in space in the middle of the box and headed Mitch Brundle's wide free-kick from wide past Nathan Ashmore.

Fleet had the better of the chances to win it after the break, but neither side could find a breakthrough.



  • 1Walker
  • 19SchmollBooked at 62mins
  • 6EssamBooked at 18mins
  • 4Diarra
  • 2Passley
  • 8Brundle
  • 26TajbakhshSubstituted forConnorsat 77'minutes
  • 20Smith
  • 18NorteyBooked at 15mins
  • 10AllenSubstituted forDanielat 71'minutes
  • 9Sho-SilvaSubstituted forEffiongat 66'minutes


  • 3Connors
  • 7Jeffrey
  • 11Daniel
  • 12Effiong
  • 16Okosieme


  • 1Ashmore
  • 2King
  • 19Bush
  • 7Powell
  • 4RanceBooked at 82mins
  • 5WinfieldSubstituted forMagriat 31'minutes
  • 18Whitely
  • 11Weston
  • 17Shields
  • 12CheekSubstituted forKedwellat 68'minutes
  • 14McQueenSubstituted forDruryat 84'minutes


  • 3Magri
  • 9Kedwell
  • 10Drury
  • 15Coulson
  • 23Wilson
Sam Purkiss

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dover Athletic 1, Ebbsfleet United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Ebbsfleet United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Andy Drury replaces Darren McQueen.

  4. Booking

    Dean Rance (Ebbsfleet United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jack Connors replaces Aryan Taj.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Jamie Allen.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Danny Kedwell replaces Michael Cheek.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Inih Effiong replaces Tobi Sho-Silva.

  9. Booking

    Timothy Schmoll (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Second Half

    Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, Ebbsfleet United 1.

  11. Half Time

    First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Ebbsfleet United 1.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Ebbsfleet United 1. Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Ebbsfleet United. Sam Magri replaces Dave Winfield.

  14. Booking

    Connor Essam (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Booking

    Nortei Nortey (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Dover Athletic 0, Ebbsfleet United 1. Darren McQueen (Ebbsfleet United).

  17. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  18. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.