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Tonbridge Angels v Dartford

The Darts will hope to continue January’s perfect record with a Kent Senior Cup victory away to Tonbridge Angels on Tuesday night.

Elliot Bradbrook opens the scoring in the last meeting against The Angels

Dartford are trying to retain the cup this season and Tonbridge bring back good memories of last seasons road to glory. The Darts faced Tomy Warrilow’s men in round one last season running out 2-0 winners. Danny Harris opened the scoring on the hour when Ryan Hayes’ deep free kick to the far post was knocked down to Harris who swept the ball home. Charlie Sheringham replaced Hayes in the 85th minute then wrapped up the win by taking the ball down on his chest before cutting inside the defender and curling the ball beyond the Tonbridge keeper into the net.

The two sides have already met this season back in September and Tony Burman’s men triumphed 3-1. Elliot Bradbrook opened the scoring ten minutes into the league meeting capitalising on a Scott Kinch slip. Harris doubled the lead blasting a shot from the dge of the box. Charlie Sheringham scored another on 77 minutes to wrap up the game but The Angels managed to pull one goal back from the spot when Frannie Collin, Conference South’s top scorer netted from the spot four minutes from time.

In Dartford’s 2009/10 promotion season Harris made an impact on his debut when The Darts won 2-0 more to follow. In the return fixture at Longmead the double was completed in a 4-1 win. Harris was on the score sheet again and has scored in each of his four competitive matches against The Angels since joining The Darts.

Dartford capped off an excellent week by defeating bottom side Thurrock emphatically. Birthday boy and captain Elliot Bradbrook opened the scoring in a 6-0 victory and netted another later on. Goals came from all over the pitch with Harris, Rogers and Burns also scoring. Tony Garrod became the fifth different scorer of the day when he netted his first goal for the club.

Danny Harris unleashes a super strike versus Thurrock

Speaking to PURE DFC on Saturday Tony Burman said this month had been ‘outstanding’, he added after Dartford’s 6-0 thrashing of Thurrock: “I’m absolutely delighted for the players because it is an important week, it was against three teams who are fighting for their lives and they’re the teams that you can drop points against.

“Everyone expects you to win and it sometimes rolls over onto the pitch and you become a little bit complacent. I have to say the players have been absolutely superb. Their attitude has been spot on and they have been very professional in the way that they have approached the games. You sensed it last week at Hampton and we followed it up at Staines and we’ve done another job today and I’m absolutely delighted for them”.

A respite from the Conference South will ease the pressure on The Darts who will want to maintain their excellent form, Burman commented on the week ahead: “It’s a different type of week, it’s an enjoyable week, we do not have to worry about points. We want to stay in the competitions and continue with what we are doing but it’s not the league, it’s not three points, it’s whether we get through to the next rounds”.

The Darts boss welcomes the county cup tie, he added: “Tuesday nights given me the opportunity to give people ninety minutes, to get their fitness up. Lads who have been on the bench will play and we’ll go and enjoy it”.

Frannie Collin the Conference South's top goal scorer

Tonbridge will be approaching Tuesday’s game having had a rest on the weekend but they did trounce Eastbourne Borough 5-1 just over a week ago. That, however has been their only win in the league in eight matches. For their first season in the second tier of non league football The Angels are holding their own and occupy 12th spot.

Managed by former Dart, Tommy Warrilow will be looking to break the Dartford hoodoo in recent years. Up front The Angels can rely on the goalscoring prowess of Frannie Collin who has 19 Conference South goals to his name this season. Warrilow has also recenty signed Nathan Koranteng who scored Boreham Wood’s third against Dartford back in October.

The winners will be rewarded with a semi-final home tie against Championship outfit Charlton Athletic. Dover Athletic await Ebbsfleet United or Hythe Town in the other half of the draw.

Team News

Lee Noble is suffering with a bruised back and missed Saturday’s fixture, but was due to play originally and could feature. Jack Pallen has returned from Leatherhead after his loan spell and will also be available for selection.

The Journey So Far

Round One

Thamesmead Town 0 Tonbridge Angels 3

The Angels hurdled past their first obstacle with a 3-0 away win against Isthmian League North’s Thamesmead Town. Tonbridge went ahead in the 25th minute via a fine strike from Lee Browning, they remained 1-0 ahead at half time but increased thier lead shortly after half time and in the 51st minute got the killer third goal from a tight angle.

Round Two

Folkestone Invicta 1 Dartford 4

The Darts started their defence of the Kent Senior Cup with a comfortable victory against Isthmian Premier League side Folkestone Invicta. The hosts took the lead early on against a Dartford line up containing seven changes from the previous match. Jacob Erskine had the sides level after bundling the ball over the line, Tom Bonner made it 2-1 just before the interval. Richard Graham scored twice in the second half with a delightful chip over the goalkeeper and a header from a Ryan Hayes cross.

Tonbridge Angels 3 Sittingbourne 1

A quick free kick after just two minutes was scored by Ade Olurunda to give The Angels an early lead. Ten minutes before half time Mikel Suarez powerfully headed home to double the advantage. Josh West’s calm lob over Lee Worgan halved the deficit but The Angels hit back with fifteen minutes to play when Frannie Collin finished off the visitors.

Current Form

Last five Tonbridge Angels matches at home Last five Dartford matches away
Won 5-1 v Eastbourne Borough Won 4-1 v Staines Town
Drew 1-1 v Bromley Won 3-1 v Hampton and Richmond
Lost 1-2 v Havant and Waterlooville Won 4-1 v Havant and Waterlooville
Drew 1-1 v Welling United Drew 1-1 v Welling United
Won 3-2 v Staines Town Drew 2-2 v Eastleigh

Attendances (league only)

Tonbridge Angels average home attendance: 628

Highest home attendance: 922 v Woking / Lowest: 464 v Eastleigh

Dartford average away attendance: 787

Highest away attendance: 1815 v Welling United/ Lowest: 378 v Staines Town

Did you know…

Adam Green is the only Dartford player to have played all league matches this season but he is yet to make a Kent Senior Cup appearance.

Tonbridge Angels have scored the most penalties (7) in the Conference South this season, Frannie Collin has scored six of them.

Dartford and Tonbridge have met twice on 31 January. In 1951, The Darts won 4-2 in a Kent Senior Cup Second Round Replay. In 1977, Dartford triumphed 4-1 in a league meeting.

Tonbridge last won the Kent Senior Cup in 1975 to add to their only other victory ten years earlier.

Stats and Trends – 31st January 2012

Matches on this day…

1891: (A) Erith Avenue – 3-2W – Friendly
1914: (H) Tunbridge Wells Rangers – W2-1
1931: (A) Bournemouth and Boscombe Reserves – W1-0
1934: (H) Islington Corinthian – W4-0
1948: (A) Barry Town – W1-0
1951: (Neutral) Tonbridge – W4-2 – Kent Senior Cup 2nd Replay (played at Gillingham)
1953: (H) Snowdon Colliery Welfare – W1-0 – Kent Senior Cup
1957: (A) Lovells Athletic – L0-4
1959: (H) Herne Bay – W4-2 – Kent Senior Cup
1968: (A) Ramsgate Athletic – L0-1 – Kent Senior Cup Replay
1970: (A) Bridgwater Town – L1-2 – FA Trophy
1976: (H) Romford – W1-0
1977: (A) Tonbridge – W4-1
1981: (H) Ashington – W1-0 – FA Trophy
1984: (H) Hillingdon Borough – W2-0 – Southern League Cup Replay
1987: (A) Bromsgrove Rovers – L0-1
1998: (A) Newport AFC – L1-3
2006: (A) Ramsgate – L1-2
2009: (H) Maidstone United – W1-0

Records v Tonbridge Angels

Played 125, Won 64, Drawn 24, Lost 37, For 244, Against 183

 

 

Post match interview – Thurrock (H)

Interview with Tony Burman following the 6-0 demolition of Thurrock in the Blue Square Bet South.

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Dartford v Thurrock

Dartford complete their trilogy of games against sides in the bottom four on Saturday when they host Thurrock.

The Darts will go into this weekends fixture on the back of four straight victories in the Conference South which has seen the club rise to second spot. With two games in hand Dartford will be determined to reduce the eleven point deficit on league leaders Woking. In between the league matches Dartford also won a cup tie and over the last five competitive games have scored an impressive 16 goals.

Thurrock on the other hand have a deficit of their own to make up. The Fleet prop up the rest of the league table and are seven points from safety. The Essex club have failed to win in their last nine league fixtures but have drawn their last three.

Former Dart Adam Burchell is denied a goal in last seasons encounter

Last season The Darts met Thurrock as favourites when the played at Princes Park. The Fleet were in the bottom three, had just lost 6-1, 7-2 and departed company with their manager Greg Lincoln. This season the story is similar with Dartford in a higher position than twelve months ago and Thurrock at the bottom without a permanent manager. Grant Gordon is part of the management team and he helped mastermind Thurrock’s 1-0 win last season, with the winning goal coming from former Dart loanee Matt Bodkin.

Thurrock started the season managed by former Dartford striker Robbie Garvey but he left the managers post last month and Lee Goodwin has taken charge until the end of the season. Throughout December The Fleet have signed numerous free agents and loan players in an attempt to avoid relegation, a feat they achieved last season due to the demise of Rushden and Diamonds.

The Fleet have still struggled to pick up points since the change in management and lack goals, managing to net just twice in 540 minutes of league football. However, manager Lee Goodwin believes his side are a ‘whisker away’ from a win and his side just need that extra ‘spark’.

Earlier in the season, Dartford comfortably beat Thurrock 3-0 at Ship Lane. Jacob Erskine opened the scoring with his first for the club on 51 minutes, James Rogers netted five minutes later and Jack Pallen wrapped up the win four minutes from time.

Team News

Connor Essam scored his first Dartford goal on Tuesday night and his loan spell has been extended. Tom Champion returns from his two match ban to increase Tony Burman’s options. Former Dart James White will be available to select for the visitors.

Statistics (league only)

Dartford (2nd) v Thurrock (22nd)

Current Form

Last five Dartford matches at home Last five Thurrock matches away
Won 1-0  v Welling United Drew 1-1 v Sutton United
Drew 1-1 v Dorchester Town Lost 0-3 v Dorchester Town
Lost 2-3 v Woking Lost 0-1 v Chelmsford City
Won 3-1 v Dover Athletic Lost 2-3 v Eastleigh
Drew 1-1 v Weston Super-Mare Won 2-0 v Hampton and Richmond

Attendances

Dartford average home attendance: 1313 (2nd)

Highest home attendance: 2559 v Welling United/ Lowest: 924 v Dorchester Town

Thurrock average away attendance: 520 (21st)

Highest away attendance: 1064 v Chelmsford City / Lowest: 162 v Boreham Wood

Did you know…

If Dartford win on Saturday it will be their fifth successive league win, the seventh game without a league defeat and their best run of the season

The Darts have scored in their last 20 league games. The next best team to score consecutively is Truro City with 13 and their run ended on Boxing Day

A clean sheet by Dartford will be the first back to back clean sheets at Princes Park in league this season

Thurrock has the worst goal difference in the Conference South (-32) and have scored the least goals (22)

The Fleet have scored the fewest amount of goals in the first half of league games, just 7 goals

Stats and Trends – 28th January 2012

Matches on this day…


1899: (A) Grays United – L0-3
1905: (H) Civil Service – L1-5 (Friendly)
1911: (H) Maidstone Untied – L2-3
1922: (A) Maidstone United – L0-4
1928: (A) Dover United – W5-0 (Kent Senior Cup)
1933: (A) Tunbridge Wells Rangers – D0-0
1950: (A) Merthyr Tydfil – L0-2
1956: (H) Exeter City Reserves – W4-0
1961: (H) Arsenal XI – L1-4 (Friendly)
1967: (H) Kettering Town – W4-0
1970: (H) Tonbridge – L2-4
1984: (A) Dorchester Town – D0-0
1989: (H) Bath City – W1-0
1992: (A) Dover Athletic – D1-1 (Southern League Cup 1st Leg)
1995: (A) Greenwich Borough – W3-0
2006: (H) Barton Rovers – W2-1

 

Against our visitors – last five matches

08/08/2000 – Away – Lost 2-0 (Friendly)
11/09/2010 – Away – Drew 1-1
20/11/2010 – Away – Won 2-0 (FA Trophy)
08/01/2011 – Home – Lost 0-1
25/10/2011 – Away – Won 3-0

Versus Thurrock FC
Played 7, Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 4, For 6, Against 10

 

Stats and Trends – 24th January 2012

1891: (A) Maxim – Unknown Score (Friendly)
1925: (A) RMLI (Chatham) – W4-1
1931: (H) Bexleyheath and Welling – W4-1 (Kent Senior Cup)
1934: (H) Northfleet United – Draw (Kent Senior Shield Semi Final 2nd Replay)
1948: (H) Bath City – W2-0
1951: (A) Tonbridge – D0-0 (Kent Senior Cup Replay)
1953: (A) Bath City – L1-2
1959: (H) Poole Town – W4-1
1962: (H) Margate – L0-1 (Southern League Cup)
1970: (H) Banbury United – W4-2
1980: (A) Bath City – L1-6 (FA Trophy)
1981: (H) Andover – W2-0
1984: (H) Chelmsford City – W3-0
1986: (A) Newcastle Blue Star – D1-1 (FA Trophy)
1996: (A) Whitstable Town – W2-1 (Kent Senior Trophy)
1998: (H) Cinderford Town – L0-3
2001: (H) Burnham – D1-1
2004: (A) Banbury United – D1-1
2009: (A) Horsham – W3-0

Records v Staines Town

Played 6, Won 1, Drawn 2, Lost 3, For 5, Against 8

 

Staines Town v Dartford

A second journey to Middlesex in three days awaits Dartford on Tuesday night when they take on Staines Town at Wheatsheaf Park.

The Darts will hope to make their game in hand count over the teams above them with a three point haul. The Swans have picked up some excellent results in recent weeks and continue their fight for survival at the bottom of the Conference South.

Ryan Hayes celebrates scoring from the spot

For a successive match one of Dartford’s mid season signings will be facing his former club. Goalkeeper Louis Wells played against The Darts earlier in the season and ended up on the losing side. Dartford came from behind at Princes Park back in September when Adam Everitt scored a penalty with eighteen minutes played. Undeterred by the deficit The Darts fought back in the second half. First Ryan Hayes was brought down in the box, he stepped up and tucked the spot kick away to draw the sides level. Then, in the 73rd minute Tom Champion went up for a corner and his bullet header gave Dartford their first ever victory against Staines Town at the sixth attempt.

In last seasons meeting at Wheatsheaf Park, Staines Town ran out 2-0 winners. The league meeting was brought to life on four minutes when the home side went in front from a quick break finished by Andre Scarlett. The lead was doubled when Elliot Onochie cut into the box and set up Scott Taylor who made it two.

Dartford enter Tuesday nights Conference South clash in good form. One defeat in ten league games has seen The Darts maintain pressure on the sides above them. On Saturday, Tony Burman’s team had to come back from a goal down to defeat Hampton and Richmond 3-1 at The Beveree. James Simmons gave the hosts the lead inside ten minutes but Dartford continued to control the game. Just after the half hour mark Elliot Bradbrook’s looping header tied the match and the sides went in at the break all square. In the second half, Bradbrook scored his fourth goal in two league games with a stunning long range volley which could well win goal of the season. To secure victory Jacob Erskine netted yet again to add to last weeks hat trick in the cup.

Tony Burman was delighted with his sides  performance in difficult conditions, he spoke to PURE DFC and said: “I’m pleased for them because it was a very difficult pitch and the conditions were not so good with the wind. We had a warning early on, we didn’t clear the ball as well as we should have done and then didn’t charge the guy down who had the shot”.

Despite going a goal down Burman praised the teams professionalism and added: “They took the lead which put us under pressure. All in all we should have come in at half time with more than the one goal. Having said that the boys come out the second half and did the business”.

Louis Wells in action for The Darts

Whilst Dartford helped out Staines Town with a win against Hampton and Richmond, Staines Town have returned the favour in recent weeks. Prior to the league match against Woking a fortnight ago Staines had failed to keep a clean sheet in the Conference South and win back to back league games, now that has all changed. The Swans caused an upset two weeks ago when they travelled to the league leaders and won 1-0. On Saturday, Steve Cordery’s team were at it again and this time defeated Chelmsford City by a solitary goal at Melbourne Park.

Cast your mind back to our last match at Wheatsheaf Park and The Swans were challenging for a top ten spot with The Darts. However, the tail end of last season saw the Middlesex club win just twice in their final sixteen fixtures. In fact Staines picked up just one point out of the last twenty one available in 2010/2011. This season the poor form has continued until recently with two wins from the first eighteen league matches leaving the club in a relegation battle. Despite the wins away from Wheatsheaf Park over the past two weeks only Thurrock have a home record worse than The Swans this season.

Team News

 Tom Champion will be out through suspension and Lee Noble who was substituted on the weekend with an injury will be assessed before Tuesday’s match and could feature.

Since Dartford’s last meeting with The Swans, Steve Cordery has added to his squad which includes the return of crowd favourite Ali Chaaban who shot to fame during The Swans 2009 F.A Cup run. Rhys Evans, former Swindon player of the year replaced Louis Wells back in November and recently Mo Shariff has joined The Swans on loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Statistics (league only)

Staines Town (19th) v Dartford (4th)

Current Form

Last five Staines Town matches at home Last five Dartford matches away
Lost 1-4  v Hampton and Richmond Won 3-1 v Hampton and Richmond
Lost 0-3 v Dover Athletic Won 4-1 v Havant and Waterlooville
Drew 1-1 v Havant and Waterlooville Drew 1-1 v Welling United
Lost 1-4 v Sutton United Drew 2-2 v Eastleigh
Lost 0-1 v Woking Won 2-1 v Salisbury City

Attendances

Staines Town average home attendance: 452 (18th)

Highest home attendance: 1019 v Woking / Lowest: 255 v Boreham Wood

Dartford average away attendance: 821 (2nd)

Highest away attendance: 1815 v Welling United / Lowest: 441 v Boreham Wood

Did you know…

For the second Conference South fixture in a row Dartford are playing away to a side from Middlesex occupying nineteenth place and with a current player up against his former club.

In the league, Staines Town have picked up one point from their last six home matches and have yet to keep a clean sheet at Wheatsheaf Park.

Since the departure of Charlie Sheringham Dartford have scored 24 league goals in 11 games at a rate of 2.18 a game. With Sheringham The Darts scored 26 league goals in 12 matches at a rate of 2.16 a game.

Post match interview following Hampton and Richmond Borough (A)

Interview with Tony Burman following the 3-1 victory versus Hampton and Richmond Borough in the Blue Square Bet South.

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Stats and Trends – 21st January 2012

1893: (A) Royal Arsenal Athletic – L1-4 (Friendly)
1896: (A) Sheppey United Reserves – L0-11
1899: (A) Woolwich Arsenal Reserves – L1-3
1905: (A) Eltham – L0-7
1922: (A) Ashford Railway Works – D0-0 (Kent Senior Cup)
1928: (A) Norwich City Reserves – L0-1
1933: (H) Ashford – W1-0 (Kent Senior Cup)
1935: (A) Millwall Reserves – W3-1
1939: (H) Chatham – W5-0 (Kent Senior Cup)
1950: (H) Bromley – L0-2 (Kent Senior Cup)
1956: (H) Kidderminster Harriers – W2-1
1959: (A) Chelmsford City – W2-1 (Southern League Cup)
1961: (A) Oxford United – D1-1
1967: (A) Gloucester City – D2-2
1970: (H) Sheppey United – W2-1 (Kent Senior Cup Replay)
1975: (A) Bromley – W3-0 (Kent Senior Cup)
1976: (A) Basingstoke Town – L0-2
1978: (H) Wealdstone – W2-1
1984: (H) Stourbridge – W3-0
1989: (A) Burton Albion – L2-3
1991: (A) Carshalton Athletic – W3-2 (FA Trophy 2nd Replay)
1992: (H) Dover Athletic – W2-0 (Kent Senior Cup)
2006: (A) Waltham Forest – D2-2

Against our visitors – last five matches

19/09/1970 (A) – Won 1-0 (FA Cup)
27/09/2008 (H) – Lost 0-1 (FA Cup)
17/08/2010 (A) – Lost 0-1
19/02/2011 (H) – Lost 0-4
20/08/2011 (H) – Won 2-1

Versus Hampton and Richmond Borough

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
Total 5 2 0 3 3 7
Home 3 1 0 2 2 6
Away 2 1 0 1 1 1

 

Hampton and Richmond v Dartford

Dartford travel to The Beveree to take on Hampton and Richmond for the second time this season.

Saturdays fixture is important for both clubs as The Darts will be aiming to keep the pressure on at the top of the Conference South table. The Beavers are searching for points to keep them at bay from the dreaded drop zone.

Jacob Erskine takes home the match ball after his hat trick against Boston United

Saturday’s fixture at Hampton and Richmond will be the first in a run against teams in the bottom four. Dartford travel to Staines Town who are second from bottom on Tuesday night and entertain Thurrock who occupy last spot at Princes Park the following Saturday.

Burman realises that the next week of football presents a good opportunity to make up some ground on Welling United, Chelmsford City and Woking, he commented: “We have got three or four of the toughest games coming up because they are the teams around the bottom at the moment. It’s what we do against them sort of sides because that is where our bread and butter is going to lay in the next few months. These sides will be difficult to beat because they are fighting for their lives”.

Jacob Erskine will face his former club on the weekend after his terrific hat trick in a bruising cup tie against Boston United. Erskine took home the match ball in a 4-2 victory which earned Dartford a draw against Wealdstone in the last sixteen.

Tony Burman praised Erskine and told PURE DFC: “He has been working hard to do well. He is a big lad and he has got to improve his work rate which we’re trying to do and he understands what we are asking him to do we can’t ask for anything more”, the Dartford boss added: “I’m pleased when something works like that and you can see someone working hard in training and he has got his just rewards, he scored a good hat trick”.

The Darts approach this weekend in good form having tasted defeat just once in fourteen league and cup games. Victory at The Beveree will be Dartford’s third in a row in the Conference South and sixth league matches away from home without defeat.

Elliot Bradbrook scores against The Beavers

Earlier in the season Dartford triumphed 2-1 over the Middlesex club with a goal from Elliot Bradbrook and a penalty scored by Charlie Sheringham. Hampton and Richmond managed to half the deficit when Erskine netted for The Beavers. A second victory against The Beavers will go some way to erasing the memories of last seasons results.

In the first meeting, Paul Goodacre was dismissed at The Beveree with less than ten minutes played and from then on it was an uphill struggle for The Darts. Dean Wells headed the only goal of the game on 58 minutes to win the match 1-0 for Hampton and Richmond. At Princes Park, Dartford were comfortably beaten 4-0.

Hampton and Richmond took ten league games to record their first win but since November they have started to pick up valuable points and climbed out of the bottom three on New Years Day. The 4-1 thrashing of Staines Town was followed up with a 1-1 draw with Tonbridge Angels and a creditable 2-2 draw against Sutton United. A third consecutive draw was recorded in the F.A Trophy when East Thurrock United held Mark Harper’s side 1-1 to earn a replay.

Team News

Connor Essam has extended his loan spell with The Darts which will give Paul Goodacre more time to recover which is going well at the moment. Tom Champion is suspended for accruing ten cautions so Jon Wallis could return to the starting eleven.

Last week Hampton and Richmond boss Mark Harper signed striker Adam Thomas from Chesham United and midfielder Esmond James from Farnborough. Lost Dan Thompson to Portsmouth and Joel Ledgister’s loan spell ended when he moved to Sutton United. Ledgister scored twice against The Beavers in their last league fixture.

Statistics (league only)

Hampton and Richmond (19th) v Dartford (4th)

Current Form

Last five Hampton and Richmond matches at home Last five Dartford matches away
Drew 1-1 v Tonbridge Angels Won 4-1 v Havant and Waterlooville
Lost 1-2 v Staines Town Drew 1-1 v Welling United
Lost 0-2 v Thurrock Drew 2-2 v Eastleigh
Won 3-1 v Eastbourne Borough Won 2-1 v Salisbury City
Drew 3-3 v Havant and Waterlooville Won 3-0 v Thurrock

Attendances

Hampton and Richmond average home attendance: 469 (17th)

Highest home attendance: 629 v Staines Town / Lowest: 260 v Dorchester Town

Dartford average away attendance: 836 (2nd)

Highest away attendance: 1815 v Welling United/ Lowest: 441 v Boreham Wood

Scoring times

Mins H&RFC For DFC For H&RFC Against DFC Against
0-15 3 8 6 7
16-30 3 8 8 5
31-45+ 4 6 8 4
45-60 13 5 4 3
61-75 7 9 6 5
76-90+ 3 11 10 3

Did you know…

Dartford have the best defensive record in the league if you count second half league goals only

No team has scored more goals in the first quarter of the second half than Hampton and Richmond

Dartford’s best unbeaten away run in the Conference South is five. If they avoid defeat on Saturday The Darts will set a personal best in the Conference South.

Hampton and Richmond have failed to score in three successive home games in the Conference South this season, they have scored in their last two.

The Beavers are one of two teams who have yet to manage a clean sheet at home, Staines Town are the other club.

Mark Harper’s side have managed to score in their last six league fixtures and are three unbeaten in the Conference South , their best run this season.