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Dartford v Nuneaton Town

Dartford close their return to the Conference Premier and will be crowned the best part time team in the country.

The Darts were already safe a fortnight ago but hope to finish in the top six whilst visitors Nuneaton Town secured another season in the Conference Premier, without even playing on Tuesday night.

Boro were bottom when the Darts last faced the Warwickshire club in December. The trip to Liberty Way didn’t go to plan when Boro’s Andy Brown scored the winner on the stroke of half time.

Over the last week Dartford have continued their decent form with a 1-0 away win at Stockport County, thanks to Charlie Sheringham’s fourth goal in his second spell with the club. The Darts then travelled east to west on Tuesday night to take on Forest Green Rovers who started the evening a place and two points ahead of Tony Burman’s side.

Having never beaten Forest Green Rovers the Darts got of to a great start following a goal credited to Danny Harris inside the first ten minutes. Ryan Hayes then won a penalty when he was upended by Chris Stokes and Elliot Bradbrook scored from the spot. The first half got even better for Dartford as Hayes caused problems for Eddie Oshodi who lunged at the winger picking up a red card.

In the second half, Stokes made up for conceding a penalty by heading in a goal for the hosts. The two goal cushion was restored when Bradbrook headed his tenth goal of his campaign. Rovers failed to give in and with eleven minutes to play Jamie Turley reduced the deficit once more. However, Dartford held out to record their first ever win versus Forest Green Rovers.

Nuneaton Town have struggled in their first season back in the Conference Premier league after a nine year absence. Promoted via the playoffs last season Boro have not risen above fifteenth place. Up until mid February the Warwickshire club spent almost five months in the drop zone which included a run of eleven games without a league win.

Manager, Kevin Wilkin has transformed fortunes in the last two months by winning seven, drawing five and losing just three. Striker, Andy Brown has been a key player for Boro scoring four in his last three appearances taking his tally to an impressive 19 for the season, the joint third top scorer in the league. Brown who has featured in every league match also fired his side through last seasons playoffs, netting the winning goals in both the final and semi-finals.

Last weekend Boro pulled five points clear of the drop rising to sixteenth after they beat Hyde 3-1 at Liberty Way. Brown dispatched Wes York’s cross before setting up Simon Forsdick and Louis Moult. Hyde’s Louis Almond pulled a goal back in the final minute. The victory proved crucial as Stockport County’s draw on Tuesday night guaranteed safety for Nuneaton Town.

Dartford have never lost their final league match at Princes Park and a win could secure an incredible sixth place finish.

League Permutations

Dartford can finish sixth if they better Hereford United’s score. If the Darts draw and Hereford United lose by one then goals scored will be the deciding factor, only two goals separate the sides in the for column.

A win for Mansfield Town at home to Wrexham will mean a return to League Two for the Stags, a draw could see the same fate.

Kidderminster Harriers are two points behind and need a two goal win or more if Mansfield Town draw. The Harriers will also go up if they win and Mansfield Town lose.

Playing Kidderminster Harriers are Stockport County who have to win to be in with a chance of survival. Tamworth, Gateshead and Lincoln City will need to pick up points if the Hatters beat title chasing Kidderminster Harriers.

Current League Form

Dartford (WWDLWW) Nuneaton Town (WWDLWD)
Forest Green Rovers A 3-2 Hyde H 3-1
Stockport County A 1-0 Gateshead A 2-0
Braintree Town H 0-0 Ebbsfleet United A 1-1
Grimsby Town H 1-2 Newport County H 1-2
AFC Telford United A 2-0 AFC Telford United A 3-0
Woking H 4-1 Woking H 0-0

Last Meeting

5 March 2013 – NuneatonTown 1 Dartford 0 – Att: 651

Goalscorers: Brown (45)

Boro Lineup: Smith, Cartwright, Dean, Forsdick, Gordon, James, O’Halloran, Walker, Brown, Newton, Taylor (sub used: York)

The Darts Lineup: Bettinelli, Burns, Champion, Ajayi, Rose, Hayes, Wallis, Rogers, Noble, Harris, Erskine (subs used: Collier, Crawford)

Match Stats

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Forest Green Rovers v Dartford

Dartford aim to leap frog  opponents Forest Green Rovers at The New Lawn on Tuesday night in their penultimate game of the campaign.

In which will be the fourth meeting between the two clubs this season, the Darts have yet to rack up a win against their opponents. Dartford played Forest Green Rovers three times in a fortnight back in October and November starting with a 1-1 draw in the F.A Cup fourth qualifying round. Jacob Erskine’s goal cancelled out James Norwood’s strike forcing a replay.

Back at Princes Park it was looking good for the Darts when Harry Crawford scored in the first half. In the second half Rovers had other ideas when Yan Klukowski completed a brace before goals from Matthew Taylor and Magno Vieira completed the 4-1 defeat.

The last match of the trilogy went the Gloucestershire clubs way yet again. Klukowski scored the winner in the eleventh minute whilst Dartford striker Harry Crawford was dismissed early on. Moments later the sides were even when Jamie Turley was also red carded.

After a dreadful away run the Darts are now three matches unbeaten on the road. A draw at Newport County and a win at AFC Telford United was followed up with triumph over former football league side Stockport County. Charlie Sheringham 18 minutes from time when he headed in a Ryan Hayes cross. Hungarian goalkeeper Csaba Somogyi has now gone 322  minutes without conceding a goal away from Princes Park, the 28 year old has now notched up three clean sheets in three away appearances.

If Tony Burman’s side can break their winless streak against Forest Green Rovers then they could well be looking at an astonishing sixth place finish, if Hereford United fail to pick up points at home to title chasing Mansfield Town.

Up until the middle of February Forest Green Rovers had spent the majority of the season in the top five. Manager, Dave Hockaday has seen his promotion hopes slide away since recording just three victories in the last dozen fixtures. On Saturday a third straight loss left Rovers a place above Dartford in seventh. An own goal by Chris Stokes gave visitors Southport a much needed win to pull the Merseyside club five points clear of the drop. Rovers are now seven games without a win at the New Lawn, their worst run on their own patch since the start of the 2010/11 campaign.

Without the playoffs to aim for Hockaday is using the remainder of the season to look at his squad, he told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: “The game gave me a chance to look at some people, and obviously I’ve got to decide now whether we keep those people or we look for others”.

The Gloucestershire club will be disappointed to have missed the playoffs but will want to stay on course to set a new club record. Currently the longest serving Conference Premier club Forest Green Rovers have never finished higher than eighth. Two more wins  will equal their highest points total during their 14 year stay at the top of non league football.

Team News

Mark Arber missed Saturday’s 1-0 win at Edgeley Park through illness and Lee Noble was rested due to injury. Louis Wells was included in the matchday squad at Stockport County and Tom Champion made his 150th start.

Head to Head

Forest Green Rovers wins: 2 / Dartford wins: 0 / Draws: 3

Current League Form

Forest Green Rovers (LLLDWL) Dartford (WDLWWD)
Southport H 0-1 Stockport County A 1-0
Hereford United H 0-1 Braintree Town H 0-0
Tamworth A 1-2 Grimsby Town H 1-2
AFC Telford United H 0-0 AFC Telford United A 2-0
Ebbsfleet United A 2-0 Woking H 4-1
MansfieldTown H 1-2 Newport County A 0-0

Last Meeting

6 November 2012 – Dartford 0 Forest Green Rovers 1 – Att: 915

Goalscorers: Klukowski (11)

The Darts Lineup: Bettinelli, Burns, Bonner, Arber, Rose, Hayes, Champion, Bradbrook, Noble, Harris, Crawford (subs used: Green, Erskine, Collier)

Rovers Lineup: Russell, Turley, Oshodi, Asafu-Adjayi, Racine, Green, Bangura, Klukowski, Brogan, Taylor, Norwood (subs used: Stokes, Vieira, Koroma)

Match Stats

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Stockport County v Dartford

Dartford play their fourth game in eight days when they take the long trip to relegation threatened Stockport County.

For the first time in club history the Darts will visit Edgeley Park keen to add to their last away win a week ago. With their hosts a point from the drop and suffering a season of turmoil Tony Burman will feel his side have every chance.

Only a month ago the two sides crossed paths for a début meeting and couldn’t be separated. A low turn out witnessed Stockport County take the lead against the run of play when a dipping shot was parried into the path of Mark Cullen for the on loan striker to score with eleven minutes played. The Hatters settled into the match and went into the dressing room at half time a goal to the good.

After an hour Tony Burman changed to a more attacking formation throwing on Jacob Erskine and Jack Evans. The game came to life and with twenty minutes remaining Danny Harris bundled the ball over the line for the equaliser.

Over the last eight days Dartford have broken their away day blues by beating relegated AFC Telford United, lost spiritedly at home to promotion contenders Grimsby Town and drew with fellow part timers Braintree Town. The Darts made six changes for the home fixture against the Irons on Thursday and after a dour first half neither side could break the deadlock in a 0-0 draw, despite Charlie Sheringham hitting the post. The stalemate moved Burman’s team up to eighth a point ahead of Braintree Town in twelfth.

Stockport County have had a week to recharge their batteries after beating Alfreton Town 3-2 at the Impact Arena last weekend. At the time the win moved the Hatters out of the bottom four until the mid week fixtures reversed their hard work. Alfreton Town took the lead through Danny Meadows then Ian Bogie’s side hit back with goals from James Tunnicliffe, Mark Cullen and Jon Nolan. A last minute consolation by Nathan Arnold wasn’t enough for the home side.

Victory was only the Hatters third triumph in their last 13 matches and at Edgeley Park they have picked up three points out of the last 18 available. Bogie has only been in charge for just under a month leading his new club to a win against Newport County, a draw at Macclesfield Town and a defeat versus Grimsby Town before the 3-2 win on Saturday. The former Gateshead boss had been out of work for three months and replaced Bosnian Darije Kalezic who lasted just a dozen games. Bogie is the third manager of Stockport County since January when Jim Gannon left the Greater Manchester side.

One player that will be missed for the Hatters is top scorer Danny Hattersley. The 21 year old has scored ten times for Stockport County and has joined Southport on loan until the end of the season. Southport sit just two points off the drop zone and Hattersley is already helping his new team attempt to finish above his parent club.

Recently, the Hatters have opted for experience up front with Jonathan Macken starting the last four fixtures. The Irishman had spells with Preston North End, Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Barnsley. Whilst Tunnicliffe and Sean Newton have remained a constant fixture in defence during a season which has seen the Hatters use over 35 different players.

Team News

Ryan Hayes returned from his frozen shoulder and so the only injury concern is to goalkeeper Louis Wells. Stockport County have Andrew Halls suspended for his red card against Grimsby Town, the right back was dismissed for two bookings. Alex Kenyon is a caution away from a suspension after picking up nine cautions this campaign. The cut off date for ten cautions is this Sunday.

Current League Form

Stockport County (WLDWLL) Dartford (DLWWDL)
Alfreton Town A 3-2 Braintree Town H 0-0
Grimsby Town H 1-2 Grimsby Town H 1-2
Macclesfield Town A 1-1 AFC Telford United A 2-0
Newport County H 1-0 Woking H 4-1
Luton Town A 0-1 Newport County A 0-0
Braintree Town H 1-3 Hereford United A 0-1

Last Meeting

5 March 2013 – Dartford 1 Stockport County 1 – Att: 757

Goalscorers: Cullen (11), Harris (70)

The Darts Lineup: Bettinelli, Burns, Bonner, Champion, Green, Hayes, Wallis, Bradbrook, Rogers, Harris, Crawford (subs used: Evans, Erskine, Collier)

The Hatters Lineup: O’Donnell, Halls, Newton, Hammer, Tunnicliffe, Kenyon, Nolan, Mainwaring, Whitehead, Cullen, Cirak (subs used: Hackney, Macken)

Match Stats

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League Stats

Only Gayle Southwell of Grimsby Town has appeared as a substitute more times than Nathan Collier in this season’s Conference Premier.

Out of all Conference Premier clubs, Dartford have had the fewest attempts at goal this season hitting the target 200 times out of 341.

Dartford have ended with two goals in a match on 18 occasions, more than any other Conference Premier club.

Dartford v Braintree Town

Dartford face fellow part timers Braintree Town with both clubs looking to finish as the highest semi professional team in the country.

The Darts can complete a rare league double over a Conference Premier club after defeating the Irons back in September. Dartford dominated possession at Cressing Road and were rewarded with two goals and a clean sheet. In the midst of the teams best run of the season, Tom Bonner opened the scoring by taking advantage of Ryan Hayes’s free kick. Jacob Erskine doubled the lead with an well taken header, again Hayes was the provider. The Darts kept their two goal half time cushion to see out the second half.

Tony Burman’s side are in tenth spot leading the way in the standings over Braintree Town and Woking, the other part time clubs challenging for the highest finish by a semi professional team. The accolade will be closely contested as a single point separates the three clubs.

Dartford failed to increase the gap between them and the Irons on Tuesday night despite taking the lead against Grimsby Town. Jack Evans scored his second goal of the season following up Nathan Collier’s double attempt in the 26th minute. The Darts worked extremely hard on and off the ball edging the first half. Grimsby Town secured a playoff spot in the final fifteen minutes when first Andy Cook equalised then former Braintree Town full back Aswad Thomas scored with two minutes remaining.

Burman spoke to BBC Radio Kent after the defeat  claiming the sides were only separated by experience, he said: “It’s the experience of a full-time side. They see games out, they keep plodding away and we had the opportunities to go 2-0 and where we didn’t take them, we paid the price”.

Mariners goalkeeper James McKeown helped the visitors to victory with a couple of outstanding saves, Burman added: “Their keeper has had some great games against us. He pulled off a fantastic save in the first half and an equally fantastic save from Danny Harris at 1-1”.

Last season Braintree Town were the Conference Premier’s surprise package much like Dartford are this term. In the clubs second season at the summit of non league football it has been much tougher. Alan Devonshire’s side occupy twelfth place after a recent spurt of form moved the Irons away from danger in February and March, since then the Irons have been inconsistent.

This week Braintree Town lost 1-0 away to Newport County who also secured their playoff spot with Grimsby Town. Conor Washington scored for the Welsh side just after half time firing past Nathan McDonald in the Irons goal. On the weekend the Essex club won 2-1 against an in form Hyde side. James Mulley scored and set up Ben Wright for the second just before the break and Hyde’s Jamie Milligan pulled a goal back late on.

Up front the Essex club rely on Sean Marks and Dan Holman who have netted the majority of league goals. Former favourite Wright is now back at Cressing Road on loan from Forest Green Rovers, the 24 year old top scored for Braintree Town last season. At the back the they have the experience of Dean Wells and former Norwich City youngster Sam Habergham. Whilst Mulley and Kenny Davis often feature in midfield.

Two seasons ago Dartford put in two exceptional performances against the eventual Conference South champions. In the space of twelve days the Darts won 1-0 at Princes Park with a 79th minute goal from captain Elliot Bradbrook then followed up the victory with 1-1 draw in Essex. On loan striker John Main levelled the scoring on 38 minutes after the Iron took the lead just five minutes in through a Billy Burgess own goal.

Team News

Tom Champion returns from his two match ban after picking up ten cautions this season. Winger Ryan Hayes missed Tuesday nights defeat with a shoulder injury. Louis Wells is still suffering from ankle ligament damage.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 2 / Braintree Town wins: 2 / Draws: 1 / Dartford Goals: 4/ Braintree Town Goals: 7

Current League Form

Dartford (LWWDLW) Braintree Town (LWLWLW)
Grimsby Town H 1-2 Newport County A 0-1
AFC Telford United A 2-0 Hyde FC A 2-1
Woking H 4-1 Southport H 1-3
Newport County A 0-0 Ebbsfleet United H 3-1
Hereford United A 0-1 Kidderminster Harriers A 1-2
Gateshead H 3-0 Alfreton Town H 2-1

Last Meeting

25 September 2012 – Braintree Town 0 Dartford 2 – Att: 721

Goalscorers: Bonner (17), Erskine (34)

The Iron Lineup: Naisbitt, Peters, Bailey-Dennis, Wells, O’Connor, Mulley, Quinton, Symons, Sparkes, Marks, Holman (subs used: Dawkin, Sheppard)

The Darts Lineup: Bettinelli, Burns, Bonner, Arber, Rose, Champion, Bradbrook, Hayes, Harris, Erskine, Wallis (subs used: Rogers, Birchall, Crawford)

Match Stats


Previous Meetings (FAT = F.A Trophy / Fr = Friendly)

25.09.2012 Braintree Town 0 Dartford 2
12.02.2011 Braintree Town 1 Dartford 1
01.02.2011 Dartford 1 Braintree Town 0
20.07.2002 (Fr) Braintree Town 3 Dartford 0
03.11.2001 (FAT) Dartford 0 Braintree Town 3

Did you know..

Alan Devonshire is one of two Conference Premier managers to have won the F.A Cup as a player. Devonshire lifted the F.A Cup for West Ham United in 1980. The Hammers, then a second division side shocked Arsenal in a 1-0 win. Justin Edinburgh also picked up the cup for Tottenham Hotspur in 1991, the Newport County boss was part of the Spurs team that beat Nottingham Forest 2-1.

Dartford v Grimsby Town

Dartford play their second game of four in eight days against F.A Trophy runners up Grimsby Town.

The Mariners defeated the Darts on the way to Wembley in a two legged semi-final losing to Wrexham in the final on penalties. The second leg at Princes Park ended in a goalless stalemate as Dartford were unable to overturn the 3-0 deficit from the first leg.

Tom Champion celebrates his goal at Blundell Park

Tom Champion celebrates his goal at Blundell Park

Tony Burman guided his side to one of many memorable moments of the season back in October at Blundell Park. In an incredible start to their campaign Dartford reached fifth position following an excellent 2-0 away win. With the scores level at the break Tom Champion opened his account for the season in the 52nd minute. With the home side pressing to salvage a point loan signing Adam Birchall scored his only goal for the Darts during his loan spell.

The Darts finally put to bed their poor away form on the weekend defeating relegated AFC Telford United. Victory on the road for the first time in a dozen attempts lifted Dartford up to ninth and guaranteed Conference Premier football next season.

Jason Prior opened his account with his first goal during his loan spell. On his sixth appearance Prior netted from close range to put the Darts in front after 11 minutes. Charlie Sheringham added another to his tally in the second half just after the interval. The AFC Bournemouth loanee has now scored three goals in five games since his return to the club. Goalkeeper, Csaba Somogyi notched up his second clean sheet in three appearances as Dartford continue to push for a top ten finish.

Opponents, Grimsby Town will secure a playoff place with a three point haul at Princes Park. Sitting in fifth, the final playoff place, the Mariners are eight points clear of Forest Green Rovers with four games to go. A last gasp draw on Saturday edged the Lincolnshire club closer to a shot at promotion. Southport’s Karl Ledsham hit a brace for the visitors putting the Sandgrounders ahead twice. Anthony Cook grabbed the first equaliser and a point was salvaged in the final minute by Jamaican loanee Cleveland Taylor.

As expressed by Rob Scott, fixture congestion has been a cause for concern. Along with management partner Rob Hurst has found it difficult to combine the club’s F.A Trophy exploits with a promotion challenge. In March, leading up to the trophy final the Mariners lost four on the bounce with a single goal scored. Since picking up the runners up medal Grimsby Town have found form again unbeaten in five and winning their last two away matches.

Team News

Tom Champion will serve the final match of his suspension, the midfielder picked up his tenth caution in the 4-1 win versus Woking. Goalkeeper, Louis Wells missed a third successive fixture with ankle ligament damage and Danny Harris was not in Saturday’s squad with a hamstring injury.

Grimsby Town captain Craig Disley missed out with a knee injury on the weekend, the midfielder has played 38 times in the league this season and scored against the Darts in the F.A Trophy semi-final. Striker Liam Hearn is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon he picked up in August, the 27 year old top scored for the club last season and won the Supporters Player of the Year. Hearn has managed three substitute appearances including coming off the bench on the weekend.  Richard Brodie returned to his parent club Crawley Town after scoring just twice in ten appearances for the Mariners, Brodie also missed one of the penalties in the F.A Trophy final at Wembley.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 1 / Grimsby Town wins: 2 / Draws: 1 / Dartford goals: 2 / Grimsby Town goals: 15

Current League Form

Dartford (WWDLWL) Grimsby Town (DWWDDL)
AFC Telford United A 2-0 Southport H 2-2
Woking H 4-1 Macclesfield Town A 3-1
Newport County A 0-0 Stockport County A 2-1
Hereford United A 0-1 Barrow H 0-0
Gateshead H 3-0 Gateshead A 1-1
Barrow H 0-1 Nuneaton Town A 0-1

Last League Meeting

6 October 2012 – Grimsby Town 0 Dartford 2 – Att: 4009

Scorer: Champion (52), Birchall (84)

The Mariners Lineup: McKeown, Wood, S. Pearson, Pond, Thomas, Colbeck, Disley, Niven, Neilson, Cook, Hannah (subs used: Elding, Artus, Southwell)

The Darts Lineup: Bettinelli, Burns, Bonner, Arber, Rose, Noble, Champion, Bradbrook, Collier, Harris, Birchall (subs used: Wallis, Erskine)

Match Statsdfc v gtfc stats

Previous Meetings (* = F.A Trophy / ^ = Friendly)

23.02.2013* Dartford 0 Grimsby Town 0
16.02.2012* Grimsby Town 3 Dartford 0
06.10.2012 Grimsby Town 0 Dartford 2
22.10.1904^ Grimsby Town 12 Dartford 0

Stats

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Only Mansfield Town have scored more goals in the fifteen minutes before half time than Grimsby Town

AFC Telford United v Dartford

Dartford will search for their first away league win in almost five months when they face relegated AFC Telford United on the weekend.

Winless on the road since November, the Darts travel to the New Bucks Head and attempt to reverse the previous meeting between the two sides. Dartford’s opponents are on an unwanted run of their own setting a Conference record of 29 games without a win, their last victory came in October at Princes Park.

The Bucks ran out 4-1 winners with former Northern Ireland international Steve Jones opening the scoring when he made the most of some questionable defending. Two minutes later the 35 year old striker scored another to double the lead before the break. A deflected shot in the second half from Luke Hubbins made it 3-0 and a fourth was added in style when a 30 yard effort was sent flying into Marcus Bettenelli’s net by Phil Trainer. Elliot Bradbrook nodded home a consolation but the hosts were unable to make the most of their chances throughout the ninety minutes.

Whilst Dartford have picked up three points from the last 33 available on the road they warmed up with an excellent 4-1 win versus Woking on Easter Monday. Nathan Collier made a rare start and celebrated with a well taken goal just seven minutes into the match. The Cards equalised when Jayden Stockley flicked in a corner. On the stroke of half time Collier turned provider with a delicate through ball which Lee Noble superbly dispatched. The Darts third goal saw intelligent build up play from Ryan Hayes and Lee Burns who crossed to Noble, the midfielder’s shot spun towards Charlie Sheringham who nodded in the third. Noble put the icing on the cake in the final minute when his free kick flew passed Woking’s Seb Brown.

Over the Easter period Dartford have risen to tenth place and with six games remaining are well placed to finish as the highest part time team in the country. Three points for the Darts will officially guarantee Conference Premier football next season.

AFC Telford United have had a torrid season getting through four managers. Interim manager John Psaras is currently steering the side through the rest of the campaign and was happy with his teams ‘resilient performance’ against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday. After relegation was confirmed in their 3-0 defeat at home to Nuneaton Town, the Bucks held Forest Green Rovers to a 0-0 draw.

Andy Sinton started the campaign in charge and he was replaced by Mark Cooper at the start of 2013. Cooper took a role at Swindon Town leaving Graham Hyde in the hotseat and then, after 39 days of Sinton’s departure, Hyde resigned. The club do remain defiant and will need to in order to negotiate their way back from the Conference North.

Psara’s will know he will be able to count on ever present players Ryan Young  and Phil Trainer. Young has kept ten clean sheets in 2012/13 and Trainer has netted five times from midfield. The only player reaching double figures in front of goal is Steve Jones who has missed the last two league matches. Capped 29 times for his country the former Burnley striker has scored in each of his last three appearances for the club.

Dartford last visited Wellington in November 1985, when Telford United won 2-1. The Darts were relegated from the top flight in that season and 26 years on the roles have been reversed.

Team News

Tom Champion picked up his tenth caution of the season against Woking and as a result will sit out the next two league fixtures. Danny Harris has been absent from the last two games with a hamstring strain and goalkeeper Louis Wells has also been out with injury.

Head to Head

AFC Telford United wins: 14 / Dartford wins: 14 / Draws: 8 / AFC Telford United Goals: 54 / Dartford Goals: 51

Current League Form

AFC Telford United (DLLLLD) Dartford (WDLWLL)
Forest Green Rovers A 0-0 Woking H 4-1
Nuneaton Town H 0-3 Newport County A 0-0
Lincoln City A 2-3 Hereford United A 0-1
Macclesfield Town A 1-2 Gateshead H 3-0
Woking A 2-5 Barrow A 0-1
Gateshead H 0-0 Hyde A 0-3

Last Meeting

9 October 2012 – Dartford 1 AFC Telford United 4 – Att: 1359

Goalscorers: Jones (35), Jones (37), Hubbins (55), Trainer (69), Bradbrook (75)

The Darts Lineup: Bettinelli, Burns, Bonner, Arber, R. Rose, Hayes, Champion, Bradbrook, Noble, Birchall, Crawford (subs used: Harris, Erskine, Wallis)

The Bucks Lineup: Young, Salmon, Hubbins, J Rose, Chilvers, Davies, Trainer, Leslie, Taylor, Jones, Spray (subs used: Brown, Roberts, Sharp)

Match Stats

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Previous Meetings

02.11.1985 Telford United 2 Dartford 1
07.09.1985 Dartford 2 Telford United 1
30.04.1985 Telford United 1 Dartford 2
01.09.1984 Dartford 0 Telford United 0

 Stats

9 – red cards AFC Telford United have accumulated in league and cup, more than any other Conference Premier team

11 – points picked up since AFC Telford United played Dartford in October

21 – points picked up by Dartford against teams in the bottom half of the Conference Premier