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Dover Athletic: Player Spotlight

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Fri 15 Mar 2019
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town make the long journey to Dover on Saturday looking to continue their good run of form.

One man that will be looking to stop this run will be Dover Athletic man, Mitch Brundle.

The versatile player can fill in at full-back or in midfield and has really been a key man for Andy Hessenthaler this season.

Dover Athletic sit one spot outside the bottom four and Brundle has really contributed to keeping The Whites outside the relegation zone. With an impressive 13 assists and 7 goals in the Vanarama National League he really is a key man for Dover.

Top scorer in the league for Dover is Inih Effiong but the striker hasn’t scored in the league since Boxing Day and since then Brundle has really stepped up. Two goals in the month of March helping his side to an emphatic win against Braintree Town and a draw against Boreham Wood.

Looking back at Brundle’s career, he’s never really scored many goals before this season. He started his career in League 1 with Yeovil and then Bristol City but never featured at that level. While at Bristol he was loaned out to Cheltenham Town, playing at League 2 level, where he made 7 appearances without scoring.

After his spell in league football, he moved down to non-league with Braintree Town. In his two seasons,Β he made 77 appearances for the Essex club only scoring 7 goals. He was a member of the Braintree side that finished third in the National League before losing to Grimsby in the play-offs semi-final in the 2015/16 season.

Finally, before his move to Dover, he played for northern side Gateshead. In his one season at the club, he scored twice and Gateshead finished 8th.

With a few Shaymen in form at the moment, it will be an exciting game at the Crabble Athletic Ground on Saturday.

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