Defiant Town take point at Dover
Eastbourne Town produced a tremendous defensive display to take a point off Dover Athletic in a goalless draw at The Crabble
Town defended for virtually the entire 90 minutes against a second-in-the-table team who have been beaten only once in Division One South of the Ryman League this season.
After suffering from flu for most of the week, Greg Nessling returned to give an immaculate display in the Town goal.
But he was given excellent protection by his defence with poor Dover finishing also contributing to the Town cauase.
Although they enjoyed the overwhelming majority of the possession, Dover were often too predictable in their build-ups.
And they faced a defiant Town side who gave them little chance to settle on the ball.
Mark Goodwin replaced Liam Baitup for the second half and with Stuart Playford and John Piercy both going off injured, Town had a short spell with 10 men when Ben Putland needed treatment on the touchline
But every player fought to the bitter end with Gary Brockwell having his first full match of the season following his world tour.
Town were seen for the first time by Dave Shearing, their new director of football, who said after the game, "It was a very encouraging performance. Ady Colwell had a game plan and the players stuck to it.
"We can build on this; it's now onwards and upwards. I don't think Town have been beaten since they announced my appointment
13 January, 2008
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