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Dover Athletic -FAC Round 1 - Sunday 10th November 2019 12.00pm

DoDTS

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DOVER ATHLETIC Away - Sunday 10th November 2019
CRABBLE ATHLETIC GROUND
Capacity:
5,745 (Seats 1,500)
Address: Lewisham Rd, River, Dover, CT17 0JB
Telephone: 01304 822373

Details for Southend United visit to Dover Athletic can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Dover By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Dover Where to Drink

Post 4 - Dover By Train

Post 5 - Dover By Coach

Post 6 –- Dover Ticket information

Post 7 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

Some details in the following posts are from the excellent footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com...r/dover-athletic-crabble-athletic-ground.html

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW.


This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 

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Dover By Road/Parking

For those who have not been to Dover before, then remember it is further than you think. When you leave the M25 and join the M2, you feel as if you are almost there, when in fact you still have 60 miles still to go!

Leave the M25 at Junction 2 and take the A2 then the M2 towards Dover. On the outskirts of Dover on the A2 again, you will reach a roundabout, that has a McDonalds on your left. At this roundabout take the fourth exit onto Whitfield Hill, signposted Dover North/River. At the bottom of this road you will reach another roundabout, where you take the first exit onto London Road, going towards Dover Town Centre. At the next set of traffic lights, you make a 180 degree right turn (so you are almost coming back on yourself) onto Crabble Road. After passing under a railway bridge the entrance to the grounds is further down on the left. There is free parking available at the rugby ground, inside the entrance.
 
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Dover Where to Drink

There is a sizeable club house bar within the ground, which when games are not segregated, welcomes both home and away fans. Although rather sparse, there is a warm welcome, plus the bar enjoys some great views across the ground. The nearest pub to the ground is the Cricketers on Crabble Avenue, just across the road from the lower rugby pitch.

If you arrive at Kearnsey railway station, then near to the station is the Railway Bell pub. On the walking route to the ground below, you will also pass the Royal Oak pub that has real ale, offers food and has BT Sports.

Otherwise if you are spending a bit of time in Dover town centre beforehand, there near to the railway station on Cannon Street, is a Wetherspoons pub called the Eight Bells. This pub is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Kevin Mackenzie a visiting Bristol Rovers fan recommends the; 'Rack of Ale on Park Place in the middle of Dover. We had great banter with the Dover fans there and were treated to fantastic hospitality from the owners. This included free scotch eggs, pork pies, chips and even snails throughout our visit. Plus the ales and ciders were top notch'
 

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Dover by Train

The nearest railway station is Kearsney which is around a 15 minute walk away from the ground. This station is served by trains from London Victoria and Dover Priory, although not all trains stop at this station, so check beforehand.

Dover Priory Railway Station is also served by trains from London St Pancras and Charing Cross. However, the station is over two miles away from the ground, so either take another train to Kearnsey or take a taxi up to the Crabble grounds. Brian Scott adds; 'You can take the 90 or 91 bus from Pencester Road in the town centre up to the ground. However, there is no return bus available after evening matches.'

If walking from Kearnsey to the ground, then on exiting the station entrance turn right and walk down to the end of the station approach road. At the bottom of this road turn right (or if you are after a pint, turn left and you will see the Railway Bell pub), proceed under the railway bridge and take the next left into Lower Road (signposted River). Continue along Lower Road, passing the Royal Oak pub on your left and at the bottom of Lower Road (with the river on your left), turn left at the t-junction. Follow the road alongside the river passing the Crabble Mill on your left. At the end of this road turn right into Crabble Road and the entrance to the grounds is up on the left.

TRAINS

FROM LONDON

9.09 London St Pancras arrives dover Priory at 10.35 £13.60 advance single
9.40 London Charring Cross arrives dover Priory at 11.35 £11.00 advance single

Returns from £10.10 with advance singles must be booked in advance but can be booked on line at the following link.

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/DVP/101119/0900/dep/101119/1115/dep

FROM SOUTHEND

Fares are being shown as £55.80 with an off peak return


If your Travelling from Southend it’s worth considering the coach services which would be considerably cheaper and easier

As always all information is given in good faith, but please check out carefully for yourself before booking
 

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DOVER TICKET INFORMATION

Our First Round game against the National League side at the Crabble Athletic Ground will be on Sunday 10 November (12.00pm KO), live on BT Sport 1.

Tickets will go on sale in two phases, the first of which will start on Friday 1 November from the Blues Box Office.

Sales Processes:

Friday 1 Nov, 9.30am till Mon 4th Nov 9.00am – Season Ticket Holders Only
Mon 4 Nov, 9.30am till Friday 8th Nov 12.00pm - General Sale

Please note, it will be one ticket per season card holder and then open once on general sale.

We will have 112 Seats available at the following prices:

Adults £20
Seniors (60+) £17
U18's £11

These will only be sold in person at the Box Office.

We will also receive 1,888 Terrace Tickets at the following prices:

Adults £18
Seniors£15
U18's£9

These will be available online & in person.

Please Note: No Telephone Sales available till Tuesday 5 November, 9.30am
 

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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

Normally fans are not segregated at the ground, but if they are then the Dover End Terrace is given over to visiting supporters. This stand can accommodate 2,000 fans. From here you can enjoy some great views over the valley beyond. However, this comes at a price, as it is quite a hike up to the stadium (cars and coaches are parked down on the lower level), although the Club does sometimes have a golf buggy available to transport the less mobile up the hill. The ground is also quite exposed so especially in winter wrap up well as it can be quite a cold and biting wind that comes off the English Channel. Refreshments available inside include; Cheeseburger (£3.30), Quarter Pounder Burgers (£3.20), Hot Dogs (£2.80) and a selection of filled rolls (£2). Usually, the Crabble is an enjoyable and a memorable ground to visit.
 

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Dover By Road/Parking

For those who have not been to Dover before, then remember it is further than you think. When you leave the M25 and join the M2, you feel as if you are almost there, when in fact you still have 60 miles still to go!

Leave the M25 at Junction 2 and take the A2 then the M2 towards Dover. On the outskirts of Dover on the A2 again, you will reach a roundabout, that has a McDonalds on your left. At this roundabout take the fourth exit onto Whitfield Hill, signposted Dover North/River. At the bottom of this road you will reach another roundabout, where you take the first exit onto London Road, going towards Dover Town Centre. At the next set of traffic lights, you make a 180 degree right turn (so you are almost coming back on yourself) onto Crabble Road. After passing under a railway bridge the entrance to the grounds is further down on the left. There is free parking available at the rugby ground, inside the entrance.
@DoDTS Pete, I fear you may have copied and pasted some Tranmere info here! :Smile:

Thanks Kay now amended, not at my best at the moment Pete
 
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Please note, Tickets are NOT available at Dover.

We also still have some seats available on the coaches

:Thumbs up:
 

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For anyone travelling with Blues On Tour, we have a revised pick up times and locations. Sorry for late notice, but if your stop has vanished please inbox me.

  • 07.45am – Kent Elms (Normal Location)
  • 07.47am – The Bell PH – (A127 Arterial Road, Southend bound outside Bell Pub)
  • 07.50am – Blue Boar PH (Bus stop opposite pub)
  • 07.55am – Odeon Cinema Bus stop (Layby opp Victoria Train Station)
  • 08.00am – Palace Theatre
  • 08.10am – The Elms Public House
  • 08.25am – Tarpots (Bus stop nearest Sadlers Farm roundabout)
  • 08.30am – Pitsea (Bus stop, opposite the Aldi, High Road)
  • 08.35am – Watermill Bus stop… (Eastmayne, opposite Longmans Motors)
  • 08.40am – Fortune of War (London Bound)
 
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