Search

Dover boss Kinnear left cursing sloppy start after half time

PUBLISHED: 14:00 28 August 2018

Dover Athletic's manager Chris Kinnear (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Images).

Dover Athletic's manager Chris Kinnear (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Images).

PA Archive/PA Images

The Whites suffered a 3-0 defeat at Leyton Orient despite the game being level at the break

Dover Athletic boss Chris Kinnear was frustrated to see an encouraging first half performance count for little come full time at Leyton Orient on Bank Holiday Monday.

At the break, the National League contest was still goalless, although both teams had created plenty of opportunities to break the deadlock.

It didn’t take Orient long to produce the opener after the restart, however, as captain Jobi McAnuff saw a cross deflected in by Kedell Daniel in the 50th minute.

The O’s were in complete control after and added some deserved and justified gloss to the scoreline late on when Josh Koroma and Matt Harrold netted in the final 10 minutes in E10.

Kinnear admitted: “The second half was not very good at all, but first half I felt we edged it to be fair.

“We were a little bit the better side, but we let a goal in, again, straight after half time when we had talked about.

“Unfortunately that keeps happening and then you are one down and you have to take chances and they are a quality side, there’s no doubt about it and can hurt you.”

Orient’s class shone through in the second period and they showed a clinical touch in front of goal which had been lacking so far this season.

For Dover, Kinnear was left to reflect on a good first period, but bemoaned the lack of big game experience in his current squad.

The incredibly experienced manager did insist, however, they won’t mope about and will just get on with things.

“When you are 1-0 down against Leyton Orient it is tough because they are a good side, but first half we showed we have ability and it is just experience in games against big sides,” Kinnear said.

“We will only get that by playing in these games and at the moment our players haven’t done that much, so it has been difficult, but we will get on with it.”

The Dover boss concluded: “In the first half you saw we matched them, but we have to do it for 90 minutes.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 16:00

London Lions have added Great Britain centre Fahro Alihodzic to their roster as they approach the start of the domestic season and look to January’s FIBA Eurocup campaign.

Yesterday, 15:00

A programme to get more youngsters involved in outdoor sport is being started at Mile End stadium in the search for “the hockey stars of tomorrow”.

Yesterday, 13:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye is feeling optimistic under manager David Moyes.

Yesterday, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘disappointed’ that his side failed to push on after early lead as they drew 1-1 with Exeter City.

Tue, 20:55

League Two: Leyton Orient 1 Exeter City 1

Tue, 14:00

Lukasz Fabianski 7: Huge save to deny Raheem Sterling late on. Went right way and almost stopped Phil Foden’s goal.

Mon, 13:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton knows they’re not the finished article yet but is way more pleased with progress after their 2-0 victory over Stevenage.

Mon, 10:00

West Ham United defensive midfielder Declan Rice believes they’re building something special as they nicked a 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser