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Dover had a wasted trip to
Salisbury after the battle between the two Blue Square Bet South
promotion chasers was washed out.
Saturday’s clash lasted 45
minutes before referee Simon Knapp abandoned the game as heavy rain
made the Salisbury pitch waterlogged.
It was an unsatisfactory end
to an eagerly anticipated match between two sides with an outside
chance of catching leaders Welling.
Neither team had managed to
find a breakthrough in the first half, although Dover had started
the brighter, with Billy Bricknell coming close on a couple of
The home side came into the
game as the half wore on and had the ball in the back of the net,
before that was ruled out for off-side.
Rain and hailstones came down
hard as the half-time whistle sounded and both Dover manager Chris
Kinnear (pictured) his Salisbury counterpart Darrell Clarke
left it up to the referee to decide if play should
With some large puddles
forming on the pitch Mr Knapp decided to halt proceedings and the
pair must start again at a later date.
Dover ended the weekend
sitting 13 points behind Welling with a game in hand.
Whites - unbeaten in eight - are back in action on Tuesday
night when they host Bromley in the league.
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