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Dover Athletic manager Chris Kinnear says heavy pitches could hamper Whites' chances of making Skrill South play-offs

07 February 2014
by Alex Hoad


Dover Athletic manager Chris Kinnear

Manager Chris Kinnear

Dover boss Chris Kinnear says the heavy pitches and inclement weather hamper the top sides’ chances of picking up points.

Tuesday’s trip to promotion-rivals Eastleigh was postponed at lunchtime, with the new midweek date of April 15 setting it up as a potentially crucial game during the Skrill South run-in, with just three games to follow it before the end of the regular season.

Kinnear admitted managers would prefer to play games in good conditions to give themselves the best chance of picking up points.

He said: “You hope your ability will be enough to win the game for you but with the pitches and the weather the way they are, it is a great leveller. You want your quality to be the thing that makes the difference.”

Fifth-bottom Maidenhead – only out of the relegation places on goal difference – visit Crabble on Tuesday (7.45pm) with Dover seeking a fourth home win of the campaign.

Kinnear added: “Our pitch is lovely, not a problem at all but any pitch that has a heavy downpour just before a pitch inspection is going to struggle.”


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