Dover Athletic 2 v Welling United 2
Ground: 8/10 Located at the top of a steep hill, set amongst lots of greenery with views over Dover
Conditions: 6/10 Light rain all game
Food/Drink:Cheese burger & onions £2.90 Coffee £1
Photos of Dover's ground (39)
Visiting The Crabble home of Dover Athletic had long been on my 'grounds to do list' for a couple of seasons ever since they 'ran away' with the Rymans league. In hindsight i should of gone last season when they were giving free entry to anyone for a home match when they had three games at home in 6 days. The crowd that evening was 2,700 ! for a non league run of the mill match not a bad crowd !.
I arrived earlier than usual and took advantage of the walking around this lovely empty ground followed by .a drink in the most modern sports bar and biggest sky sport screens i had ever seen. The ground smelt of better days.
The home side started much the better and should of been several goals up after half an hour it was only 1-0.
Welling who are struggling off the pitch came back into it via the sloppy play from Dover H-T 1-1
The 'Wings' started the second half better and went into a 2-1 lead and the home supporters were getting more restless as their team couldn't muster a single shot on Wellings goal until the equaliser in the 80th minute to make it 2-2 - the game ended with neither team on top and a draw was a fair result. But Dover will be the more disappointed of the two teams.