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Colchester United striker Dan Holman makes immediate impression while on loan at Dover Athletic

Dan Holman has kept his word since arriving at Dover on loan from League One side Colchester United earlier this month.

The striker said he was coming to score goals and he has, finding the back of the net in both his games.

Holman scored for the second consecutive Vanarama Conference game after making his first start in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Southport at Crabble.

He opened his account a week earlier after coming on as a second-half sub in the 3-2 loss at FC Halifax.

Holman said: “Scoring goals is my job so I am happy to have delivered so far.

#2..... Picture: Roger Charles
#2..... Picture: Roger Charles

“But I am disappointed though that neither have led to us winning either game.

“We should have won on Saturday and the lads are disappointed we didn’t. It (the game) was there for us in the first half but we didn’t make our pressure count.

“Saying that, we got a draw and it was important to get something out of the game and end that two-game losing streak in the league.”

Defender Sean Raggett’s header from Barry Cogan’s corner gave Dover a 13th minute lead before Richard Brodie equalised in the 70th minute.

Holman restored Dover’s lead three minutes later after he caught Southport goalkeeper Danny Lloyd-Weston trying to clear the ball well out of his area.

He blocked the attempted clearance before racing away to put the ball in the empty net.

Holman admitted he thought he was always in with a chance of ‘nicking it (the ball)’ after seeing Lloyd-Weston come out.

“I knew it was never going to be easy for him to clear it because the ball was bobbling about a bit. I just chased him down and it paid off.”

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