Lockwood Prepares For Another Tough Test

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Dover Athletic visit Nethermoor this Saturday for the latest installment in the 2016-17 Vanarama National League Campaign, 3pm kick-off. 

Since the last match in LS20 the Lions have drawn two consecutive away games at Boreham Wood and Gateshead respectively with a stalemate in Hertfordshire and a 1-1 tie at the International Stadium with Jake Lawlor scoring the goal.

Athletic have been inconsistent in recent weeks with defeats to Boreham Wood and Woking but wins against Bromley and Eastleigh.

Dover weren’t in action in midweek and have former Lion James Hurst in their squad for Saturday’s match.

Boss Adam Lockwood was delighted with Tuesday night’s display “I thought our performance was impeccable in terms of the professionalism, the way they went about the game and at times the ability was excellent.”

“The decision making and calmness under pressure was a pleasure to watch.”

“I can’t fault the lads of the way they conducted themselves tonight, they should be very very proud.”

Talking about the recent fixtures Lockwood feels each side has presented different problems for his squad “We’ve come up against some very good sides, who all represent different threats and challenges.”

“Our group of players have acquitted themselves excellently, they’ve adapted to different styles and strategies.”

“I can’t speak highly enough of that dressing room.”

Adam also felt more goals could have been scored at Gateshead “There’s times when we could have done a bit better, it was a fantastic goal from a great bit of play.”

The way in which the hosts equalised did frustrate him “I’m disappointed in the way that we conceded, it’s not what we’re about, they tested us and had a lot possession.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s fixture Lockwood said “Every game in this league is tough, I sound a bit boring but I bang on if you’re not right and not prepared right and don’t do the right things you won’t get anything out of games at this level.”

“We continue to concentrate on what we want to do and where we want to be.”

“Hopefully we keep picking points up.”

Tickets are available to purchase on the turnstiles and online here. 

After the match the GAFC Supporters’ Club Race Night is taking place from 7pm in the clubhouse.