Dover And Ebbsfleet Into The Skrill South Play-off Final
Dover Athletic will play their Kent neighbours Ebbsfleet in the Skrill South play-off final.
Dover had only just managed to clain a play-offs on goal difference on the final day of the season and after the first semi-final leg ended in a 1-1 draw at Crabble it was all to play for at the Borough Sports Ground.
A crowd of 1,671 witnessed Dover play for 81 minutes with ten-men after skipper Craig Stone was shown a straight red card for a foul on Craig Dundas. However, despite the massive set-back Ricky Modeste gave Dover the lead on 57 minutes after finding himself one-on-one with Sutton keeper Jason Brown, who he beat with a powerful shot into the top corner.
Modeste made it 2-0 on 75 minutes after Brown could only deflect the ball into his feet following good work from Ademola, who skipped past a couple of challenges as he and cut inside. It was game over just two minutes later, Ademola again went on a great run down the right, this time he slotted his shot under Brown to send Whites into the play-off final.
Despite losing their second leg at third-placed Bromley Ebbsfleet will join manager Steve Brown’s old club Dover Athletic in the Skrill South play-off final.
Danny Waldren was the only goalscorer at Hayes Lane but Ebbsfleet go through thanks to their 4-0 home win in the first leg. A late red card for Dean Rance will rule the midfielder out of the final at Stonebridge Road next Saturday.