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Dover Athletic manager Chris Kinnear says many clubs in Skrill South would be happy to have had the season Whites have so far

06 February 2014
by Alex Hoad

Dover manager Chris Kinnear

Dover manager Chris Kinnear

Chris Kinnear remains bullish about Dover’s prospects in the face of growing frustration among Whites fans, saying most clubs would be delighted to have a season like the one they are enjoying.

The Whites boss described Saturday’s late capitulation to draw 2-2 against Chelmsford City at Crabble as “another slap in the face at home” where they have taken just 11 points from 11 Skrill South games.

Chelmsford's injury-time equaliser sparked discontent among some Whites fans on the terraces, but Kinnear said: “It was 2-2 going on 5-0. We should have been out of sight but we got done by two set-pieces.”

He added: “Hopefully, we will see a positive reaction. I’d like to think it will make us even more determined when we next go out and we show some resolve.”

Weather permitting Whites travel to Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday. The Somerset side are five points and four places above 10th-placed Dover in the play-off race, with Whites retaining games in hand on their rivals for a top-five spot.

Kinnear said: “We have had a better season than most so far. We got further than any other team in Kent in the FA Cup and the same in the FA Trophy.

“We are still in the Kent Senior Cup and we’re only a couple of points outside the play-offs.
“Plenty of teams would have liked to have had the season we have had so far. Of course, our total aim at the start of the season was to get in the play-offs and that aim hasn’t changed."


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