PREVIEW | DOVER (A)

Eastleigh will be looking to go three games unbeaten on Saturday as they visit the top of the table Dover.

Hill and his men will be making the 137-mile trip across the South Coast to face Chris Kinnear’s side.

The Spitfires will be looking repay the travelling spitfire fans after Eastleigh succumbed to two defeats by The Whites last year.

Following on from conceding two late goals against Chester, Eastleigh will be looking to inflict Dover’s first defeat since September the 12th.

With this in mind, Andy Hessenthaler is under no illusion of the task ahead,

“It was disappointing last week to be 2-0 and not get the win. We’ve looked at Dover on the video, and we’ll have to make sure we do our jobs properly at the weekend.

“The lads have been very positive. It’s difficult when you draw a game like that. If we’d have been in the top part of the table, seven points from a possible 12 doesn’t look so bad – we’re playing a little bit of catch up at the moment.

“I’ve known (new signing) Frazer Shaw from my Leyton Orient days – he’s a nice footballer. There’s an opportunity for him at the moment with all our injuries, and he’s in the squad for this weekend.”

Meet the opposition:

After a ten year stint as manager in the 80’s and 90’s, Chris Kinnear returned to Dover in 2013.

In that time period, he managed to secure Dover’s return to the top flight of non-league football in the summer of 2014.

The next season saw them reach the F.A Cup Third round – earning a money-spinning tie with Premier League, Crystal Palace.

History Books:

In recent years The Spitfires have struggled against Dover, securing only one victory in the previous six meetings between the two sides.

Last time the two sides face each other Ricky Miller was the difference – his fourth hat-trick of the season earning Dover a comfortable victory.

Earlier in the season, an incredibly eventful last 10 minutes saw Dover lose a two-goal lead, before they scored two late goals, meaning they left Silverlake 4-2 victors.

Previous Six Results:

25/02/17 Dover 3 – 0 Eastleigh (National League)
16/08/16 Eastleigh 2 – 4 Dover (National League)
10/11/15 Dover 1 – 2 Eastleigh (National League)
22/09/15 Eastleigh 2 – 5 Dover (National League)
04/04/15 Eastleigh 0 – 1 Dover (National League)
23/08/14 Dover 2 – 1 Eastleigh (National League)

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Match Details:

Dover v Eastleigh will be played at the Crabble Athletic Ground on Saturday 11th November, with kick-off at 3:00 pm. Away travel information can be found here – http://bit.ly/AwayDetailsDover