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Stats and Trends – 8th October 2011

On This Day

1892: (H) – Erith – L1-2 (Kent Senior Cup)
1898: (A) – Ashford United – D0-0
1904: (H) – New Brompton Amateurs – L1-4 (FA Amateur Cup)
1910: (A) – Maidstone United – D1-1
1921: (A) – Worthing – D0-0 (FA Cup)
1924: (H) – Chatham – L0-1 (FA Cup Replay)
1927: (H) – Kettering Town – D2-2
1928: (A) – Millwall Reserves – L2-3
1931: (A) – Peterborough and Fletton – D1-1
1932: (A) – Peterborough and Fletton – D7-0
1938: (A) – Ipswich Town Reserves – L0-1
1949: (H) – Cheltenham Town – L0-1
1952: (H) – Gravesend and Northfleet – W2-0 (Southern League Cup Replay)
1955: (H) – Guildford City – W4-2
1958: (H) – Gravesend and Northfleet – L2-4 (FA Cup Replay)
1960: (A) – Bexleyheath and Welling – L0-5 (FA Cup)
1966: (A) – Dunstable Town – L1-3
1974: (H) – Met Police – W3-1
1977: (H) – Redditch United – W2-0
1983: (H) – Dorchester Town- W2-0
1985: (H) – Wealdstone – L1-2
1988: (H) – Burton Albion – W3-0
1991: (H) – Gravesend and Northfleet – W3-0 (Southern League Cup 1st Leg)
1994: (H) Corinthian – L0-2
2005: (A) – Potters Bar Town – W4-1


– Darts have only played one game away from home on this day since 1966 (the game at Potters Bar Town in 2005).
– In four of the last seven games on this day, the Darts have kept a clean sheet.
– Dartford have lost the last three matches against Boreham Wood, scoring in each but conceding nine in the last three

Ex Darts at Boreham Wood

Records v Boreham Wood

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
Total 14 3 4 7 17 27
Home 7 2 2 3 11 14
Away 7 1 2 4 6 13


Boreham Wood v Dartford

The Darts face a tough trip to Boreham Wood’s Meadow Park in the Conference South on Saturday.

Although Dartford are second in the Conference South and Boreham Wood are third from bottom, current league standings may deceive the neutral. The Wood have been a thorn in Dartford’s side in recent season’s.

Mario Noto could be a threat up front for The Wood

Just over a year ago the trip to Hertfordshire ended dismally for Tony Burman’s side when The Wood won 3-1. Goalless at the break there wasn’t much to report in the first forty five minutes. The Wood took the lead a minute from the restart when Tom Bonner turned the ball into his own net. Adam Gross then handled the ball in his own penalty area and the spot kick was converted by Mario Noto twenty minutes later. The Wood went three up when Noto slotted in his second and Lee Noble netted a consolation for The Darts in the final minute.

The return fixture at Princes Park ended in a bigger scoreline and over the two matches Dartford scored two and conceded seven. The player to watch is Boreham Wood’s Mario Noto who netted five times in those two fixtures including a hat-trick at Princes Park.

In Dartford’s promotion season a goal from Elliot Bradbrook earned The Darts three points on their travels. A month later The Wood won at Princes Park 2-1 taking a first half lead via Ryan Moran. Lee Burns equalised for Dartford but the winner was scored twenty minutes from time by Greg Morgan, who moved to Chelmsford City this summer.

In 2008/09 Dartford’s Cody McDonald scored a brace which Ryan Hayes added to in a 3-0 home win and on the final day of the season the two sides played out a goalless draw.

At last Lee Burns scores at Princes Park again

Both sides had a break from the Conference South last weekend with F.A Cup Second Qualifying ties to settle. Dartford enjoyed a 5-0 victory as they breezed past Isthmian Premier League opposition Harrow Borough. The visitors were reduced to ten men just three minutes in to the match. James Rogers opened the scoring with a neat finish followed by Elliot Bradbrook and Charlie Sheringham had The Darts three up at half time. Tom Bonner made it four in the second half and Lee Burns became the fifth different goal scorer.

Burman spoke to PURE DFC about Dartford’s performance, he said: “The main thing is going through to the next round. The players were up for the game anyway to be perfectly honest. We spoke about the attitude being right as there is always upsets in the F.A Cup and we didn’t want it to be here today”.

Boreham Wood did not enjoy their break from league action when they went out of the F.A Cup against Southern League Division One Central club Slough Town. The Wood were beaten 3-2 after twice trying to recover from two goal deficits. Slough raced in to a two goal lead by half time. Three goals in three minutes got the hearts pumping when David Bryant pulled one back, Slough’s Sean Sonner (ex Boreham Wood striker) increased the lead then Bryant scored again. Manager Ian Allinson was ’embarrassed’ by their defeat and deemed the result ‘the worst F A Cup result’ in his career as a manager.

The Wood have previously relied on many loan players and finished fourteenth last season, ten points from safety. Despite the summer signings made by Allinson this season their slow start mirrors that of last years when they struggled to get to grips in their Conference South début. Boreham Wood failed to score in their opening three fixtures picking up one creditable point against Woking. A win at home to Thurrock and the scalp of Welling United were sandwiched between four successive defeats for the Hertfordshire club.

Allinson raided Farnborough for Michael Jordan, James Smith, Osei Sankofa and Daryl McMahon, he captured the impressive striker Inih Effiong from relegated St Alban’s City and recently signed experienced midfielder Darren Currie from Dagenham and Redbridge.

Current Form

Last five Boreham Wood matches at home Last five Dartford matches away
Won 2-1 v Welling United Won 2-1 v Farnborough
Lost 1-2 v Truro City Lost 2-3 v Basingstoke Town
Won 2-1 v Thurrock Drew 0-0 v Chelmsford City
Drew 1-1 v Basingstoke Town Drew 2-2 v Dover Athletic
Lost 0-1 v Havant and Waterlooville Won 4-0 v Weston Super-Mare

Did you know

Lee Burns scored his first home goal for Dartford in 560 days on Saturday. Before the F.A Cup tie against Harrow Borough he last scored a competitive goal at Princes Park on 20 March 2010 in Dartford’s 3-0 victory against rivals Maidstone United.

Eighty percent of goals Dartford have scored away from home this season have been in the first half.

Boreham Wood were the first team to play a cup tie at Princes Park on 14 November 2006. A division higher, The Wood enjoyed a 3-0 win in the Isthmian League Cup Fourth Round in front of 1087. Dartford’s first competitive defeat at Princes Park.

The Wood are yet to keep a clean sheet at home this season after five matches.

Boreham Wood have conceded six goals in the opening fifteen minutes of league matches this season, only Tonbridge Angels have started slower. Seventy percent of the goals they score have been in the second half.

Commentary v Harrow Borough (FA Cup)

Commentary of the FA Cup with Budweiser match against Harrow Borough, courtesy of Pure DFC. Brought to you by Gary Clark and Paul Philpot

1st Half

2nd Half

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Post match interview – Harrow Borough (H)

Post match interview with Tony Burman

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