AFC’s title hopes suffered a blow as lost a league game at home for the first time since October 2016 against a quick and clinical Dover House side.
Walcountians found themselves behind early on when the Dover House striker pounced on a loose cross, but came back in to the game strongly, pressing well and retaining possession. Their reward was two quick goals. Good work from Jack Allen and George Harrington resulted in the ball being cut back to Sam Grosser to finish neatly at the far post, before Ryan Thomas added a second a few minutes later when he hammered home from the edge of the box.
AFC were seemingly in control of the game but a combination of defensive lapses and clinical counter attacking football in the final ten minutes of the half meant AFC went in at the break 3-2 down.
The Counts worked hard to get back in to the game after the break but were again victim to a clinical Dover House that doubled the deficit. Sam Grosser won and converted a penalty to renew hopes of an equaliser, but this was short lived as AFC failed to deal with a set piece. A fifth goal was the punishment and the game was put to bed.
M.Scola; G.Wilkshire, A.Hawkins, D.Burrett, J.Johnson; S.Scola, L.Rodgers, J.Allen; G.Harrington, S.Grosser (c), R.Thomas
Subs used: D.Obakin, B.Macey, L.Bolton
Man of the Match: J.Allen