Recap: Chesterfield held to goalless draw by rock-bottom Dover Athletic

The Spireites take on Dover Athletic at the Crabble Stadium in the National League today (3pm KO).

Saturday, 11th September 2021, 8:21 pm
Dover Athletic v Chesterfield - live updates.

James Rowe’s men are unbeaten in their first four fixtures and they will be hoping to continue their good start in Kent this afternoon.

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The Whites have a mountain to climb if they are to escape relegation having started the season with a 12-point deduction and having lost all three of their games so far.

Liam Norcliffe is at the match and will bring you everything you need to know.

Dover Athletic v Chesterfield: LIVE UPDATES

Last updated: Saturday, 11 September, 2021, 20:19

  • FT: Dover Athletic 0 v 0 Chesterfield (3pm KO)
  • Four changes for Chesterfield as Kerr, McCourt, Oyeleke and Mandeville replace Grimes, Weston, Khan and Clarke.
  • 3-4-1-2: Loach; Kerr, Gunning, Maguire; Carline, Oyeleke, McCourt, Miller; Mandeville; Rowe, Tshimanga. Subs: Grimes, King, Weston, Khan, Payne
  • Spireites unbeaten in first four matches
  • Dover have lost all three

For Mandeville. Rowe gets down the right flank, he finds Tshimanga who flicks the ball into the path of Mandeville who fires over the bar from about eight yards on his left foot. Almost an hour gone, 0-0.

Weston on, McCourt off. He was not injured. Didn’t have his best game.

Mandeville plays it out wide to Miller on the left who delivers a teasing cross across the six-yard box, it was begging for someone to tap it home but nobody anticipated it.

Here we go in the second-half.

No changes for either side.

HT: Dover Athletic 0 v 0 Chesterfield

The hosts have been the bigger threat. Loach has made a couple of decent saves. Just the Tshimanga chance for the Spireites so far. Thy will need to improve to get anything from this one.


Makes another save from Dover’s Gregory from the edge of the box. Almost half-time.

McCourt drives forward on the counter and plays it into Tshimanga in the box. He cuts inside on his left foot and forces a save from Dover keeper Bexon who tips it over the crossbar. Five minutes to the break.

Have been the brighter side so far. They are aggressive, athletic and have some pace in their side.

They’ve racked up four corners, two shots on target and two shots off target so far.

Half an hour gone and it remains goalless.

Heads the ball onto the roof of the net from a McCourt corner from the left. 25 played, 0-0.

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