Dover Athletic .v. Eastbourne Borough
Blue Square Bet South
Kick-off 3.00 pm
Many may have been surprised by Boro's bright start to the 2012/2013 season following the brush with relegation last time out. Indeed many appear to be inaccurately describing a new 'full time' status as a source of advantage. Whilst the club remains very much part-time there can be no denying that the changes brought into Priory Lane by Tommy Widdrington and Alan Kimble, together with a full pre season, has seen a marked change in performance in the early games. Without a 2 goal 'blast' from Dorchester Boro would have been on a 3 from 3 run of form, but Dover will be looking to build on Saturdays late winner over AFC Hornchurch.
Monday's hosts have yet to lose this season, and will no doubt see the Hornchurch win as a platform on which to build, especially as they return to home turf. They will also look to overtake The Sports as they currently sit just behind Boro in 5th, the Kent club will have ambitions of promotion this season and keeping in and around the play off places all season in necessary to maintain both momentum and belief in the squad and the fans.
The Boro squad will be looking to carry the performances across all 3 previous fixtures this term into the Dover game, whilst at the same time looking to cut out the goal scoring opportunities presented to the opposition. When looking ahead to Monday's game Tommy Widdrington commented "We are away from home, the pressure is not on us but we will set up to try and win the game."
Last seasons visit, a festive season trip, saw the points shared. With both clubs at the right end of the table early on this season both sides will be looking to grab the initiative and claim all 3.