East Thurrock United vs Dover Athletic

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5:09pm

So a late leveller by Dave Bryant - which may or may not have been an own goal - mean there will be a replay in Dover on Tuesday night.

Thomas Murphy's fortuitous goal in the 79th minute gave Dover the lead - breaching Rocks' exceptional defence. But in the 87th minute, Bryant had a deflected shot which beat Walker to set up the replay.

Enthralling game here. Bring on Tuesday night!

Thank you for following this afternoon's coverage. We'll be at Ship Lane on Monday night, for high flying Thurrock's Ryman Division One North clash.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

5:01pm

Scores from elsewhere:

Aveley 1 - 1 Ware

Tilbury 1 - 2 Barkingside

Hampton and Richmond Borough 0 - 2 Grays Athletic

Thurrock 2 - 0 Waltham Abbey

4:59pm

East Thurrock United 1 - 1 Dover Athletic

4:57pm

And that's it!

4:57pm

Stephen's delivery punched clear by Walker.

4:56pm

Now Rocks have a free kick in a dangerous area. Chance for a cross from the right....

4:55pm

Is anyone going to get a winner here? Or will there be a replay on the south coast?

Stones plays in a free kick. Glover gets a head on it. It falls to Bellamy, whose shot is expertly saved by Mott. There's a Dover player there waiting to put it in, but Stephen clears off the line!!!

4:54pm

Peddie booked right in the corner for Rocks. Late challenge on Thomas.

But the free kick comes to nothing.

4:53pm

Three minutes injury time.

4:53pm

From that free kick, Stephen plays a long ball into the box. The ball bounces around before Dave Bryant's shot is deflected past Walker and ROCKS ARE LEVEL!!!!

4:52pm

GOOOOOAAALLLLL!!!!! EAST THURROCK UNITED 1 - 1 Dover Athletic - Dave Bryant, 87'

4:49pm

James Rogers into the book for a late challenge on Dave Bryant on the right hand side.

Sheehan is then booked for dissent.

4:47pm

Great ball in from the left by Wynter but yet again Sheehan heads clear.

4:46pm

Simon Glover is booked for dissent as Dover celebrate the goal. Unhappy about the challenge on Peddie.

4:45pm

The ball is played into the corner. Murphy chases it, beats Peddie to it - there are calls for a foul - he turns in field, plays a one-two with Wynter before his low shot from just inside the box deflects over Mott's head.

A real blow for Rocks who have defended magnificently.

4:43pm

GOOOAAL!! East Thurrock United 0 - 1 DOVER ATHLETIC - Thomas Murphy, 79'

4:40pm

Rocks winning the ball superbly at the back but there's no "out ball". Mckenzie and Hallet are lurking up top, but they're not being found. 

Stephen is down injured in the Dover half now. Seemed to go down without anyone near him. He's back on his feet now though.

4:37pm

Long ball into the Rocks box by Stones, again, Sheehan is there.

4:37pm

First real prolonged spell of possession in Dover's half now for Rock's before the visitors collect and look to break.

Free kick is given though.

4:36pm

4:35pm

Rocks camped inside their own half now, but Dover are being restricted to shots from distance. Stones launches one now, but he could have done with the goal being significantly bigger. Not a great effort.

4:33pm

Long throw by Wynter, again Sheehan heads away. Imperious performance by the Rocks skipper.

His side up against it here though!

4:32pm

WHAT A SAVE BY MOTT!! Terrific run infield from the right by Bahare. He shoots from about 25 yards, across goal, but Mott flings himself across the goal and tips the ball wide.

The resulting corner is dreadful.

4:30pm

Great, quick counter attack by Athletic. Rocks fly into a couple of challenges as Bahare comes in from the right flank but eventually Peddie hoofs the ball clear.

That's the first time that the Rocks back four have looked truly exposed.

4:28pm

Peddie heads clear a Murphy cross.

4:27pm

All a bit untidy in the middle now. Sammons swings a leg at the ball and catched a Dover midfielder. He's shown the game's first yellow card.

4:26pm

Mckenzie heads just over for Rocks! Lovely ball in from the right by Thurgood, looped over be Mckenzie.

4:25pm

Dover sub: Michael Bahare on, Brian Woodall off

4:25pm

Great ball in, headed just over by Elder! Should have scored there.

4:24pm

The visitors are monopolising possession but struggling to breakdown a well drilled Rocks defence.

Wynter delivers a cross and Kinnear's shot deflects wide... corner!

4:22pm

Dover certainly on top at the moment. They come forward again but Stephen heads clear Stone's cross from the right.

4:21pm

Dover come forward again, but this time Stephen makes an excellent sliding challenge to dispossess Bellamy.

Super defending by the Rocks duo in the last 60 seconds.

4:20pm

Great ball into the Rocks box by Woodall from the left. Elder is there at the near post but Sheehan makes a fabulous clearing header.

4:19pm

Couple of efforts from Rocks now. The first comes from Dawson, a right footed strike from 20 yards that goes low and wide.

Then seconds later, Hallett works in from the left before lashing a right footed shot high and wide.

4:17pm

Free kick to Rocks as Thurgood goes down like a sack of potatoes during an aerial challenge.

The midfielder delivers the free kick. Easily cleared by the Athletic defence.

4:16pm

Long ball up the park towards Elder, it bounces over the top and Mott heads away. Only as far as Rogers though who goes to chip the wayward Rocks stopper, but his effort is high and wide.

4:14pm

At the other end, some great resilience from Bryant earns Rocks a corner.

It's flicked on at the near post. Sheehan gets a head on it from 10 yards but the ball bounces wide.

4:13pm

Nice strike by Rogers goes just over the bar. Best move of the half from Athletic - starting from a Wynter throw.

4:11pm

Peddie comes across to deny Murphy breaking through on goal, good clearance, too.

4:10pm

A non-descript start to the second half. As even as it was in the first. Ball in the air a lot.

4:08pm

Back underway at Rookery Hill.

4:06pm

Dover return for the second half, followed by East Thurrock.

4:01pm

Very good and even first half here. Once East Thurrock settled into the game, they caused problems.

They survived one scare when Bellamy headed onto the post, but Sheehan and Grover - on the whole - have been excellent. And Rocks have created several chances themselves.

Looking forward to the start of the second half here.

3:56pm

Scores from elsewhere:

Tilbury 0 - 2 Barkingside

Thurrock 1 - 0 Waltham Abbey

Hampton and Richmond Borough 0 - 1 Grays Athletic

Aveley 1 - 1 Ware

3:51pm

East Thurrock United 0 - 0 Dover Athletic

3:51pm

Free kick to East Thurrock right in the corner of the Dover half. Nice hold up play by Mckenzie draws a foul from Forbes.

Thurgood plays the ball in, it's headed clear and Stephen lashes a half volley from 25 yards over the bar.

3:49pm

Free kick to Dover inside their own half as Mckenzie raises his arm into Raggart's face as the pair compete in the air. Might have been a booking, but the ref says no.

3:47pm

Not as bad as Stone's pass from right back for Dover which spins straight out of play.

3:47pm

Nice play by Stephen. He tees up Bryant to cross, but it's a poor delivery which goes behind.

3:46pm

Four minutes until the break. This has been a really good first half. Dover in possession as I type.

And as I finish, they've lost it trying to force the issue...

3:45pm

Bryant runs across the edge of the box, short of options. Eventually he plays in Sammons whose first time shot is blocked.

3:42pm

Rocks coming into this game now. Good play between Mckenzie and Dawson sees Bryant played in. He lays the ball into Hallett with the defence retreating back towards their own goal, but Hallett's attempt to curl the ball across goal is blocked.

Excting stuff here at Rookery Hill!

3:40pm

Great battling by Dawson sees him dispossess Wynter in a dangerous area, but he slips and Athletic can regain possession.

3:39pm

Great chance for Rocks! Athletic's long throw is cleared, Dawson hooks the ball on and Bryant skips between two Athletic centre halves. He plays in Sammons whose low shot across the keeper is just wide.

Much better by Rocks. The Athletic fans unhappy, though, that the referee failed to penalise Dawson for what they thought was a high foot.

3:37pm

After a bit of to-and-fro, Wynter is released down the left and sticks a low cross in to the "corridor of uncertainty" which Woodall can't reach. It's put out of play by Stephen and Athletoc have a throw.

3:34pm

But now Rocks have a corner. Mckenzie chases a good throughball by Thurgood, Forbes beats the Rocks striker to it, though, conceding a corner.

Stephen's cross is collected by Walker.

3:33pm

Bellamy hits the post! Excellent ball in from the left by Murphy and from eight yards, Bellamy - unmarked - steers a great header onto the post.

Seconds later, Rocks are let off again as Elder shoots just over. Good spell for the visitors...

3:31pm

Wynter plays a free kick into the box, Grover there again. Sheehan and Grover playing well. But they're being forced into action often as Rocks fail to prevent crosses and balls coming into the box.

3:29pm

A cross by Wynter from the left bounces out of play following more good build up by by Dover.

3:28pm

Now Atheltic back on the attack, but Bryant tracks back from centre forward to win the ball back.

But again, nervousness on possession comes to the fore and immediately Rocks invite pressure back on.

Sheehan and Grover looking relatively comfortable at the moment though.

3:26pm

Now Rocks have a free kick in a good area. It's played in by Thurgood, Dawson gets a foot to the ball to guide it goalward but Walker claims.

Dover a little uncomfortable on set pieces? We'll see but early signs indicate yes.

3:23pm

Excellent header by Sheehan. Got something on it under pressure and Mott could gather.

3:23pm

Dover come down the right wing, but good defending sees Rocks win possession.

But Rocks are nervy on the ball. Grover plays his side into trouble with an aimless ball out wide and Athletic have a dangerous free kick now.

Ball to go into the box from the wide-left position...

3:21pm

Lots of people here for this one today. Dover Athletic have brought a very healthy number of fans. And it looks like many of the locals are here to cheer on Rocks, too, which is good to see.

3:20pm

Thurgood volleys from 30 yards out, but that effort is closer to the corner flag than the goal. All a bit rushed from Rocks at the moment.

3:19pm

Elder is slipped in y Murphy and gets a tame shot away, but the flag is up.

3:18pm

Tom Wynter drives a low ball across, well cleared by Sheehan. The visitors applying a bit of pressure here now.

3:17pm

Nice from Thurgood. Looking to get ball into Hallett's feet and then Peddie's, but the full back slips. Dover come away with the ball.

3:16pm

Bryant concedes a free kick midway inside the Dover half. Played up the Rocks' box, but it's well cleared.

3:14pm

McKenzie a little nonchalant as he goes for a one-two with Bryant and the hosts concede possession. Goal kick.

3:12pm

Chris Kinnear goes close for Dover with a decent strike from 20 yards, just over!

3:11pm

But it's been a tight opening six minutes here. Neither side giving an inch - but some signs of promise for Rocks who have had the best chance during the opening moments.

3:10pm

Today's vistors have lost just once in all competitions since September. That's 13 games with just one defeat - and they've won all of those they haven't lost bar a 0-0 draw with Havant.

3:09pm

Hallett gets away from the back four, but under pressure scuffs his shot as he bears down on the keeper. Easy for Walker to gather.

3:08pm

Dover sitting in 12th in the Skrill South league - one step above East Thurrock United who are 17th in the Ryman Premier League.

Rocks have opted for an attacking line up with three up top - Mckenzie, Bryant and Hallett.

3:04pm

We're underway here!

3:00pm

Here are today's teams:

East Thurrock United:

Mott; Peddie, Stephen, Dawson, Sheehan; Grover, Sammons, Thurgood; Hallett, Bryant, Mckenzie.

Subs: Parmenter, Ruel, Gilbey, Paxman, Hughes

Dover Athletic:

Walker; Stone, Wynter, Kinnear, Raggart; Forbes, Bellamy, Rogers, Murphy; Elder, Woodall.

Subs: Charles, Bahare, Orlu, Kamara, Hook.

Officials:

Referee - Andy Laver

Assistants - Jon Hollier, Louis Marks.

2:54pm

John Coventry's Rocks can't help but go on at least one startling cup run every year and this year's no different.

While they might be a little disappointed with their league form so far this season, today will act as quite a tonic!

2:53pm

Good afternoon and welcome to this afternoon's LIVE coverage of East Thurrock United vs Dover Athletic.

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