Blue Square Bet
Published 26th April 2012
....of his summer agenda in the wake of their play-off disappointment.
Dover’s slim hopes of reaching the play-offs finally evaporated on Tuesday night when Basingstoke Town won 2-0 at Hampton & Richmond Borough to move into fifth place in the table, three points ahead of Chelmsford City and five in front of Dover with one more round of matches left to play on Saturday.
The best Whites can now hope for is to finish sixth, one place outside the play-off positions, providing they win at Weston-super-Mare and Chelmsford lose at home to champions Woking.
After finishing seventh last season it means another "not quite good enough" entry on Dover’s end-of-term report and Forster identified what he saw as the main problem after last Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Maidenhead United.
Forster said: "I think in our time here our problem has been putting the ball in the back of the net and we have nothing else to blame for not reaching the play-offs than our inability to kill teams off.
"Although it’s dropped a bit of late our defensive record was in the top three all the way up the Farnborough game last month, but our inability to be ruthless in front of goal has cost us and that’s where I think we need to improve."
Their ‘goals for’ tally of sixty-one is, apart from Dorchester Town’s, the lowest of the teams in the top ten.