HESS’ IS DOVER THE MOON AS WHITES BREAK DUCK
DOVER ATHLETIC finally ended their barren National League run with a vital National League win at the 15th attempt.
A goal in each half from birthday boy Kevin Lokko and sub Jai Reason saw the Kent side move to within touching distance of 23rd-placed Braintree and though his team remain bottom of the table, boss Andy Hessenthaler was optimistic following the morale-boosting win.
“I’m over the moon for the boys,” said the manager afterwards. “We deserved the win and if I’m being hypercritical, we could have scored a lot more goals.
“We took the confidence out of the second half against Dagenham on Tuesday and carried it on today. Everyone from one to 11 and all the subs had an impact on the game.”
Though it might not have been all smiles from the home side had Mitch Walker not won the showdown when faced with a one-on-one with James Akintunde.
Whites had already been denied when Maidenhead standin keeper Nick Hamann denied Josh Passley and then hit the post through NLP star man Bobby-Joe Taylor’s deft header, but Lokko was on hand to grab the opener, notching his fourth