Would just like to echo Martin's comments re the pitch. Large areas were under water mid morning and the work that was done by Dan B and his crew to make the surface playable has to be appreciated and applauded. I suspect that getting the match on might also be have been partly down to the excellent work they have done over the last year to improve the drainage and the quality of the surface as well as the recovery job they had to undertake over the few hours before the match. And I also agree with the point about Dover's recent signings. On the one hand I wasn't happy with our set up. The first half followed a similar pattern to our start against Chesterfield. We dominated the opening stages and took an early lead only to then almost immediately relinquish the initiative and find ourselves outnumbered in midfield with the defence under the cosh. Things didn't improve until the tactics were tweaked very late on with the substitutions. It was noticeable btw that when Beano came on his physical presence actually stood out after some of the weaknesses which had been exposed in our play. Mainly though, they were not far off winning that game and probably should have done, partly through the quality and efforts of their new signings. I can't help wondering if Mr Hess had those signings in his sights when he was still at Eastleigh and might have not been able to secure the funds to add them to our squad. And, that would beg the question about his actual reason for going to Dover where he was able to make a series of signings almost straight away. Just wondering. Finally, I lost count of the number of corners we conceded. I don't think I have ever seen one side win so many corners in pro football as Dover did yesterday.
Some very good points there back4more, and while l have been a critic of Mr Constable and EFC desire to keep him at all cost,s when he does come on these days he puts himself about, and l feel he is more effective the Mr Williamson, who has got a couple of goals, but he should had more to his name by now IMO