Dover Athletic well placed to make a challenge for the Blue Square Bet South title
By Kevin Redsull
Dover Athletic head into their Christmas programme perfectly
placed to launch an attack on the Blue Square Bet South title in
the second half of the season.
Sunday’s 4-2 victory at Hayes & Yeading lifted Nicky
Forster’s side into second place – just two points behind leaders
Salisbury City – and with a squad which is the envy of virtually
every other club in the division.
That certainly applies to their next two opponents, AFC
Hornchurch, who visit Crabble on Saturday, and Tonbridge Angels who
Whites meet at Longmead on Boxing Day and then at home on New
Hornchurch and Tonbridge are in the bottom half of the table but
Forster (pictured) warned of caution, saying: "When we won 1-0
at Hornchurch early in the season they were by far the better team
and it was a bit of a ‘smash and grab’ raid on our part. So we will
certainly give Hornchurch the respect they deserve.
"As for the two Tonbridge games, form often goes out of the
window in derby matches and we’ve got to make sure we don’t become
Ben May scored twice against Hayes & Yeading to take his
tally for the season to 14 and the centre forward has formed a
strike partnership with Billy Bricknell which is reaping rich
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