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Dartford v Lincoln City

Dartford bid farewell to the Conference Premier league this weekend and hope to record their maiden win over visitors Lincoln City.

After three years in the top flight of non league football, the Darts have managed a solitary draw against the Imps which they managed at Sincil Bank, just over a year ago. The goalless stalemate was an improvement to the previous three losses, two of which were suffered at Princes Park.

Last season, controversial refereeing decisions made an impact but a slow Dartford start didn’t help either. Ben Tomlinson and Andrew Boyce had the Imps two up at half time. Elliot Bradbrook pulled a goal back then in stoppage time referee Lee Swabey waved away a handball shout even though Tony Burman claims Swabey admitted to seeing the incident.

In the Darts first campaign back in the Conference Premier, another slow start at home was too much to salvage. Lincoln City put four passed the Dartford defence in the first half through Daniel Gray and a Colin Larkin hat trick. Harry Crawford’s brace in the second half made the result look slightly better on paper.

The Darts last home fixture gave supporters something to cheer when they beat Nuneaton Town 3-1 a fortnight ago. The good feeling lasted a few days after local rivals Welling United beat Wrexham on the Tuesday night to condemn the Darts to the Conference South. Tony Burman will hope his side can reward the Dartford faithful with a successive home win, the first time in the league since February last year.

Last Saturday, the final away day ended with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of playoff chasers Macclesfield Town. Burman gave academy youngster Ebou Adams his full league début which was cut short after a second caution. Both teams ended with ten men but not before Lee Bell opened the scoring for the Silkmen halfway through the first half. Thierry Audel doubled the hosts advantage in the second half when he scored with ten minutes to play. Macclesfield Town’s George Pilkington was dismissed late on and Adams followed soon after.

Lincoln City have been true to form this term and could finish as high as thirteenth and as low as seventeenth. The Imps have consistently been around the same area of the Conference Premier table ever since they dropped out of the Football League four years ago. Struggling to make an impact the Lincolnshire club actually opened the season well going four unbeaten to sit in third place. Six defeats in seven dropped the Imps back to the lower reaches, however they did manage to improve between October and December to climb the ladder. One win in nine and three defeats on the spin has seen the Imps slump back to that familiar league position.

Last weekend, Lincoln City followed up consecutive defeats with another in their final home game of the season. Visitors, Eastleigh ran out 2-1 winners taking the lead through Jack Midson. Lincoln City’s top scorer Ben Tomlinson equalised but three minutes later Craig McAllister netted the winner. Prior the weekend, the Imps had just lost to AFC Telford United and Torquay United with both matches ending 1-0 to their opponents.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 0 / Lincoln City wins: 4 / Draws: 1

Current League Form

Dartford (LWLDDL) Lincoln City (LLLDWL)
Macclesfield Town  A  0-2 Easteigh  H  1-2
Nuneaton Town  H  3-1 Torquay United  A  0-1
Barnet  H  0-1 AFC Telford United  A  0-1
Torquay United  A  1-1 FC Halifax Town  H  1-1
Gateshead  H  1-1 Braintree Town  A  3-1
Altrincham  H  1-2 Forest Green Rovers  H  1-2

Last Meeting at Princes Park

31 August 2013 – Dartford 1 Lincoln City 2 – Att: 1386

Goalscorer: Tomlinson (21), Boyce (33), Bradbrook (59)

Dartford Lineup: Julian, Sterling, Clark, Fry, Burns, Rogers, Bradbrook, Woodyard, Noble, Harris, Birchall (sub used: Hayes, Cornhill, Prior)

Lincoln City Lineup: Farman, Miller, Newton, Boyce, Brown, Foster, Fofana, Nolan, Fairhurst, Rowe, Tomlinson (sub used: Sheridan)

Match Stats

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Previous Five Meetings

22.11.2014 Lincoln City 2 Dartford 1
05.04.2014 Lincoln City 0 Dartford 0
31.08.2013 Dartford 1 Lincoln City 2
09.02.2013 Lincoln City 2 Dartford 1
08.12.2012 Dartford 2 Lincoln City 4

Stats

0.25 – Ryan Hayes looks set to win the quickest goal of the season award, his strike against Kidderminster Harriers came after just 25 seconds

2 – the number of league doubles completed by the Darts this season as they beat both Nuneaton Town and AFC Telford United twice

4 – Dartford’s last final day of the league season (excluding playoff matches) came four years ago against Maidenhead United. Charlie Sheringham, Jack Pallen and Ryan Hayes put Dartford three up before their opponents rallied with two late goals.

34 – number of players used by Tony Burman in all competitions this season

44 – Dartford’s top appearance maker in the league this term will be Rory McAuley. Providing he is selected against Lincoln City, the defender only missed the 2-0 defeat at Eastleigh

Elliot Bradbrook and Harry Crawford will become Dartford’s golden boot for the season, captain Bradbrook currently leads Crawford by a goal.

On This Day

Dartford’s last fixture on this day was one to remember as they swept aside Kent rivals Dover Athletic 4-0. Charlie Sheringham’s brace helped the Darts to a fine victory, Tom Champion and Danny Harris also scored in that memorable win four years ago.

Macclesfield Town v Dartford

Dartford have pride to play for now relegation to the Conference South has been confirmed, starting with their final away game of the season at Macclesfield Town this weekend.

The Darts were relegated on Tuesday night when Kent rivals Welling United beat Wrexham. Tony Burman’s side may be down and out but they still have some say in Macclesfield Town’s fate. The Silkmen have dropped out of the playoff places and trail Forest Green Rovers in fifth spot by a point with two matches left.

The unlikely scenario of survival has failed to materialise, however Dartford will be targeting consecutive wins in the league for the first time since March last year. On Saturday, the Darts completed a double over Nuneaton Town who were also relegated on Tuesday night. For the fifth league game this campaign, Dartford had to come from a goal down to secure three points. A fortunate free kick was awarded to Boro mid way through the first half and from it Andy Brown gave the visitors a lead, the striker headed from close range.

Burman’s half time words had a positive impact as his side looked more attacking and were rewarded with a penalty. Gareth Dean was adjudged to be holding Harry Crawford and captain Elliot Bradbrook dispatched the spot kick. Tom Bradbrook scored his first goal since returning from injury heading his seventh of the campaign in all competitions. Harry Crawford wrapped things up from close range to secure a 3-1 win for the Darts.

Dartford have only beaten their opponents at Moss Rose once in four attempts, claiming their only victory 41 years ago in a F.A Trophy semi-final. Ending the campaign as Southern League champions, the Darts beat the Silkmen 2-1 in the first leg. Dave Cunningham and Alan Payne scored that day and with a goalless second leg, Ernie Morgan’s side reached Wembley

The Silkmen have dominated meetings on their own patch ever since with three straight wins. The first of a trio of triumphs avenged the 1974 semi-final loss, the Cheshire club knocked Peter Taylor’s Dartford out in the same round 15 years later. This time the first leg ended 0-0 but Macclesfield Town ran out 4-1 winners in their home leg to reach the F.A Trophy final.

With Dartford returning to the top flight of non league football the two sides met for the first time in the league just two and a half years ago. Macclesfield Town won the first league meeting comfortably recording a 2-0 victory thanks to a Tom Champion own goal and a last minute Charlie Henry penalty. Last term the Silkmen triumphed 3-1 despite falling a goal behind when Matthew Godden scored from the spot. In the space of four minutes Scott Boden and a Connor Jennings brace handed Macclesfield Town the three points.

Macclesfield Town have failed to win any of their last six fixtures and are joint bottom of the form guide. The Silkmen do have an exemplary home record this term tasting defeat only twice boasting the best home defence. Sporadically, John Askey’s side have flirted with second spot thanks to some excellent form throughout October to early March.

On the weekend, the Silkmen suffered what may be a costly defeat when they went down 3-1 to Forest Green Rovers. Their opponents jumped above them into the final playoff spot making the last two games crucial. Losses to Gateshead and Nuneaton Town then draws against Bristol Rovers, FC Halifax Town and Wrexham prior Saturday has left the Silkmen vulnerable.

Matthew Barnes-Homer is one to watch, the striker is joint top scorer is Macclesfield Town’s top scorer in the Conference Premier this term. In a second spell with the club, Barnes-Homer returned after playing for Forest Green Rovers, Cambridge United, Tamworth and Whitehawk. The 29 year old hit headlines with the club during an F.A Cup run two years ago, his brace knocked out Premier League side Cardiff City.

Earlier this season the two sides could not be separated in a 1-1 draw despite Ryan Hayes giving Dartford the lead with five minutes remaining. The Darts managed to stay ahead for only two minutes when Barnes-Homer grabbed a late equaliser.

Head to Head

Macclesfield Town wins: 3 / Dartford wins: 3 / Draws: 3

Current League Form

Macclesfield Town (LDDDLL) Dartford (WLDDLD)
Forest Green Rovers  A  1-3 Nuneaton Town  H  3-1
Wrexham  H  2-2 Barnet  H  0-1
FC Halifax Town  A  2-2 Torquay United  A  1-1
Bristol Rovers  H  0-0 Gateshead  A  1-1
Nuneaton Town  H  0-1 Altrincham  H  1-2
Gateshead  A  1-2 Alfreton Town  A  0-0

Previous Meetings (* F.A Trophy semi-final)

11.10.2014 Dartford 1 Macclesfield Town 1
29.03.2014 Dartford 2 Macclesfield Town 1
16.11.2013 Macclesfield Town 3 Dartford 1
15.01.2013 Dartford 2 Macclesfield Town 0
18.08.2012 Macclesfield Town 2 Dartford 0
15.04.1989* Macclesfield Town 4 Dartford 1
08.04.1989* Dartford 0 Macclesfield Town 0
06.04.1974* Dartford 0 Macclesfield Town 0
30.03.1974* Macclesfield Town 1 Dartford 2

 

 

Dartford v Nuneaton Town

Dartford have no choice but to beat Nuneaton Town this weekend if they are to avoid or even delay relegation to the Conference South.

Odds are stacked heavily against the Darts who need to win their last three fixtures and hope Alfreton Town fail to pick up a point. Even if that unlikely scenario does happen Tony Burman’s side still need to surpass the points totals set by Welling United and this weekend’s opponents.

The Boro are scraping for every inch in a bid to remain in the Conference Premier for a fourth successive campaign. With a seven point deficit to make up over the next three matches there is a strong possibility both Dartford and Nuneaton Town will head in different directions. Even still whilst hope is still flickering a tense afternoon is likely at Princes Park.

Over Easter, Dartford managed to pick up one point from six and are looking to pick up a rare home victory, last achieved five months ago spanning 11 games. On Good Friday, what would normally have been a decent away result at Torquay United was devalued by Dartford’s current situation. A 1-1 draw may not be enough but the performance was rewarded with something when Jordan Chiedozie equalised with eight minutes remaining. The home side led through James McQuilkin’s second half strike until Chiedozie scored his second goal in three games on loan from Cambridge United.

On Easter Monday, the Darts hosted league leaders Barnet and the visitors stayed on top of the Conference Premier pile with a 1-0 win. In front of the television cameras, the Bees were too strong for Burman’s men and led through Curtis Weston’s first half strike. Earlier, Ryan Hayes hit both shots with his trademark curling shot but that was a rare opportunity for the Darts.

When Dartford last met Nuneaton Town at Liberty Way there was cause for optimism when the Darts picked up their twelfth point of the campaign. A first away win of the season was completed the hard way by coming from a goal down. Boro took the lead under a new boss, Liam Daish, just past the half hour mark, Craig Curran giving the hosts an advantage. In the space of two second half minutes captain Elliot Bradbrook scored from the penalty spot and Danny Harris netted a winner. Victory was the first time Dartford had beaten Nuneaton Town in 27 years when their opponents were known as Nuneaton Borough back then.

Form against the Warwickshire club doesn’t make for pleasant reading prior this season’s triumph. In the four previous meetings the Boro came out on top on every occasion. Last term at Princes Park, two early goals by Louis Moult set Boro up to take three points, although Elliot Bradbrook halved the deficit the Darts lost 2-1. On the final day of the last season, with a bottom four place already confirmed Rory McAuley put Dartford ahead but once again Moult scored all of Boro’s goals with a hat-trick. The two meetings the season before both ended 1-0 to Nuneaton Town.

Former Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish remains in charge of Nuneaton Town. Since February he has seen an upturn in fortune to give his squad hope of survival. At the end of January, Boro were second from bottom, eight points from safety and had played the most games out of the handful of teams at the bottom, relegation looked certain. Over the next two months Boro won four and drew three keeping six consecutive clean sheets.

However, Nuneaton Town’s Easter yielded no points to extend their losing streak to three. Defeats at home to FC Halifax Town and more recently Braintree Town with Barnet sandwiched between has seen Daish’s side lose momentum. Against Braintree Town on Monday they fell to a late Dan Sparkes goal and on Friday the prolific John Akinde won the match for Barnet as the Bees also won 1-0.

Team News

On loan striker, Jordan Chiedozie was replaced against Barnet just after half time with an injury he picked up in the warm up. Elliot Bradbrook missed a second successive match through injury whilst brother Tom continues his recovery from a groin injury, the striker has managed some game time by coming on as a substitute in the last two fixtures. Nathan Green has also spent time on the treatment table after his injury against Altrincham.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 14 / Nuneaton Town wins: 12 / Draws: 12

Current League Form

Dartford (LDDLDL) Nuneaton Town(LLLWWD)
Barnet  H  0-1 Braintree Town  H  0-1
Torquay United  A  1-1 Barnet  A  0-1
Gateshead  H  1-1 FC Halifax Town  H  1-2
Altrincham  H  1-2 Wrexham  H  2-0
Alfreton Town  A  0-0 Macclesfield Town  A  1-0
Southport  A  0-2 Torquay United  H  0-0

Last Meeting at Princes Park

14 September 2013 – Dartford 1 Nuneaton Town 2 – Att: 1155

Goalscorer: Moult (4, 8), Bradbrook (28)

Dartford Lineup: Julian, Burns, Clark, Fry, Collier, Bradbrook, Noble,, Woodyard, Hayes, Harris, Birchall (sub used: Ibemere, Prior, Sterling)

Nuneaton Town Lineup: Belshaw, Bell, Cowan, Dean, Walker, Armson, Streete, Sleath, Moult, Brown, York (subs used: Taylor, Pearson, Richens)

Match Stats

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Previous Six Meetings

27.09.2014 Nuneaton Town 1 Dartford 2
26.04.2014 Nuneaton Town 3 Dartford 1
14.09.2013 Dartford 1 Nuneaton Town 2
20.04.2013 Dartford 0 Nuneaton Town 1
04.12.2012 Nuneaton Town 1 Dartford 0
05.12.1987 Nuneaton Borough 0 Dartford 0

Stats

6 – Boro’s run of six consecutive clean sheet looks set to be the longest period without conceding this term by any Conference Premier club.

13 – Barnet became the thirteenth team to beat Dartford by a single goal this term, only Braintree Town (14) and AFC Telford United (16) have lost by one goal more frequently

33 – Nuneaton Town are the least potent in front of goal with the lowest goal tally of 33, they also have the highest shots per goal ratio. Away from home the Boro have yet to reach double figures in the goals for column with nine so far.

300 – Lee Noble is one match away from making his 300th Dartford appearance. The midfielder who scored the winning goal in the Conference South playoff final has started 218 times and scored 37 goals for the club. Out of the current squad only Ryan Hayes has made more appearances.

200 – If selected in the starting line up, Danny Harris will start a match for the 200th time in a Dartford shirt. Harris is also heading for his 300th appearance in total with just over 20 games to go. Only Ryan Hayes and Elliot Bradbrook have scored more Dartford career goals than Harris out of the current squad.

On This Day

Dartford have drawn all three matches played on 11th April since reforming in 1993. Across different leagues the Darts have picked up a point on each occasion with the first in 2001 against Grantham Town. With the game ending 2-2, Dartford went on to finish 16th in the Southern League Division One East. Eight years later, the Darts held a tough Wealdstone side to a 0-0 draw at Grosvenor Vale in the Isthmian Premier League. Just two years ago, another goalless stalemate means it’s been 14 years since a goal on 11th April, this time the Darts drew with Braintree Town in the Conference Premier.

Dartford v Barnet

Dartford play in front of the cameras on Easter Monday looking to beat title contenders Barnet for the first time in twenty nine years.

The Darts have been defeated in each of their last four fixtures versus the Bees without scoring in the last three. What will make the task even more difficult is Barnet are challenging for a return to the Football League after a two year absence. The Hertfordshire club are battling with Grimsby Town and Bristol Rovers for the Conference Premier trophy.

Whilst it’s likely both clubs will  head in opposite directions this summer, Tony Burman will desperately want to give supporters something to celebrate. The manager was part of the last Dartford team who tasted victory against Barnet in 1986 in an entertaining 5-3 win. Manager at the time, John Still was to stay in charge for just one more league match and the Darts were relegated at the end of the season back to the Southern League.

Since then Dartford have had to endure a 3-1 loss in the General Motors Inter League Cup followed by a hat-trick of losses since the two sides returned to the Conference Premier. Last term at Princes Park, Barnet ran out 2-0 winners with Keanu Marsh-Brown firing the visitors in front from a tight angle.  Just passed the half hour mark Barnet stretched their lead to two with a curling free kick from Luisma Villa. Only three Dartford players, Danny Harris, Elliot Bradbrook and Nathan Collier that started that day are left at the club.

In what turned out to be a double header with the return fixture played just a fortnight later, the Bees added another triumph with a 1-0 win. The Darts first trip to The Hive ended in defeat and completed back to back losses against Barnet. Jon Nurse’s goal half hour into the game was enough to settle the match. Player manager Edgar Davids received a second yellow card late on but the Bees held out for a double against Dartford.

Earlier this season, Dartford visited the Hive for the second time and were brushed aside when they fell victim to a Lee Cook hat trick. Former Ebbsfleet United striker John Akinde opened the scoring just before the interval. Cook stole the headlines in the second half with three goals in just under forty minutes.

Since the departure of Davids last season and the return of Martin Allen, for a fourth spell with the club, Barnet have shown the credentials expected by pundits at the start of the campaign. The Bees have led the Conference Premier for the majority of the campaign and have a superior goal difference in case the title goes down to the wire.

Helping in the goal difference column is the league’s top scorer John Akinde, the 25 year old is way out in front in the goalscoring charts and is odds on to take the golden boot. The Bees have netted with frequency this term and with Charlie MacDonald picking up his fair share of assists, Luisma Villa weighing in with goals from midfield and Akinde up front, Martin Allen has put together an attacking side.

Up until the end of February Barnet had led the table since the end of August and were nine points clear heading into 2015. A wobble since the New Year has let Grimsby Town and Bristol Rovers back in to the title race, however results in March including a 5-0 victory against Welling United has kept the Bees ahead entering April.

Dartford striker, Harry Crawford will be up against his former club who he joined in the January transfer window just over two years ago. Crawford has had better times at Princes Park than the Hive as he managed three goals in 39 games for the Bees. During that time, the 23 year old played for the Darts on loan until re-signing permanently last summer. Now in his third spell at Dartford, Crawford is waiting to reignite his form that earned him a move to Barnet in the first place.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 9 / Barnet wins: 15 / Draws: 3

Current League Form

Dartford (DDLDLW) Barnet (WDWDWL)
Torquay United  A  1-1 Nuneaton Town  H  1-0
Gateshead  H  1-1 Alfreton Town  A  1-1
Altrincham  H  1-2 Welling United  H  5-0
Alfreton Town  A  0-0 FC Halifax Town  A  1-1
Southport  A  0-2 Eastleigh  A  2-1
Chester  A  2-1 Forest Green Rovers  H  1-3

Last Meeting at Princes Park

26 November 2013 – Dartford 0 Barnet 2 – Att: 803

Goalscorer: Marsh-Brown (19), Villa (33)

Dartford Lineup: Smith, Sterling, Clark, Essam, Burns, Collier, Bradbrook, Martin, Prior, Birchall, Harris (sub used: Godden, Woodyard)

Barnet Lineup: Stack, Saville, Stephens, Abdulla, Weston, Yiadom, Gambin, Villa, Marsh-Brown, Davids, Sykes (subs used: Cadogan, Byrne, Nurse)

Match Stats

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Previous Six Meetings (* – General Motors Inter League Cup – 2nd round)

25.08.2014 Barnet 4 Dartford 0
07.12.2013 Barnet 1 Dartford 0
26.11.2013 Dartford 0 Barnet 2
03.11.1987* Dartford 1 Barnet 3
04.01.1986 Dartford 5 Barnet 3
01.10.1985 Barnet 2 Dartford 0

 

 

Torquay United v Dartford

Dartford visit Plainmoor for the first time to take on Torquay United and hope to bring back three points from the English Riviera.

Only once have these two teams met and that was back in August. A goalless draw left both sides waiting to score the first ever goal in this fixture. Elliot Bradbrook came the closest just under eight months ago when his penalty kick hit the crossbar, the miss proved vital as the deadlock could not be broken. Earlier in the match Jason Brown made a fantastic double stop in the Dartford goal and at the other end Andy Pugh’s header was well saved by Martin Rice.

The Darts are on the brink of relegation to the Conference South, on Saturday they need to avoid defeat and hope Aldershot Town and Alfreton Town fail to pick up a win. Any other outcome means Dartford live for another game, the forthcoming Easter Monday fixture at home to league leaders Barnet.

On Tuesday night, a crowd of just over 600 turned out at Princes Park for the lowest attendance of the campaign. The highlight of the 1-1 draw against Gateshead was a tremendous individual goal by on loan striker Jordan Chiedozie. The 20 year old ran at the Heed defence cut inside and curled a precise shot into the corner for the opener. Ahead for only nine minutes the Darts conceded from a corner when Tom Allan looped a header over Deren Ibrahim.

Since Dartford’s poor run of nine defeats in ten games they have avoided back to back defeats and the draw versus Gateshead kept that run going. After a disappointing performance in the 2-1 loss at home to Altrincham, Tony Burman was encouraged by what he saw in mid week. The Dartford boss told www.kentonline.co.uk: “To get a response from Saturday’s performance is a positive. We’d like to have the three points but we haven’t lost the game2, he added: “We tried to do some things which hopefully helped the crowd to get behind them. I felt it was better than Saturday”.

Goalscorer, Chiedozie netted his first in a Dartford shirt in only his second on loan from League Two side Cambridge United. Over the two matches his played the striker has looked lively enough to earn praise from Burman. Another player earning praise from supporters is Lee Noble, the midfielder’s man of the match performance in the defeat against Altrincham has given him the Pure DFC Player of the Year award for the third time. Approaching his 300th appearance for Dartford, Noble won the award in 2010/2011 as well as the following season.

Torquay United manager, Chris Hargreaves has found life tough in the Conference Premier with his side amongst one of the favourites at the start of the campaign. The tag given to the Gulls seemed apt in the first two months of the season with the Devonshire club reaching second spot. An unbeaten run of ten, which included eight clean sheets, gave Torquay United a start full of promise. The following six fixtures yielded one win and five defeats and from then on form has been inconsistent.

With just two league wins in 2015, a 5-1 home reverse at Braintree Town and Thea Bristow the club’s chairwoman departing earlier than expected, Torquay United have dropped to sixteenth with one win needed to secure Conference Premier football next season. Financially, Hargreaves realises his full time side may not be able to compete, a point he made to the media almost a fortnight ago

The Gulls host Dartford on the back of consecutive defeats at the hands of Woking and Southport. On Saturday they conceded late in the game to give Southport victory. Hargreaves called his captain’s actions a “moment of madness” when Luke Young was sent off. Despite being a man down Torquay United dominated for large spells but it was Southport who lead through Scott Kay. The Devonshire side were back level when Toby Ajala grabbed a deserved equaliser but their work was undone five minutes from time by Southport’s Paul Smith.

One bright note for Torquay United this term is the fact they reached the F.A Trophy last four. The eventual runners up Wrexham knocked the Gulls out of the competition 5-1 on aggregate.

Head to Head

Torquay United wins: 0 / Dartford wins: 0 / Draws: 1

Current League Form

Torquay United (LLWLDL) Dartford (DLDLWL)
Southport  A  1-2 Gateshead  H  1-1
Woking  A  2-3 Altrincham  H  1-2
Kidderminster Harriers  H  2-1 Alfreton Town  A  0-0
Braintree Town  H  1-5 Southport  A  0-2
Nuneaton Town  A  0-0 Chester  A  2-1
Chester  H  0-1 Alfreton Town  H  0-1

Previous Meeting

23.08.2014 Dartford 0 Torquay United 0

Stats

6 – Torquay United’s six game winning streak early in the season is still the longest winning run by any club this term

12 – Dartford’s away record is good enough for a mid-table team, the Darts have the 12th best away form

14 – Luke Young has created the most goals in the Conference Premier this season leading the assists chart

69 – At the back, Torquay United’s Aaron Downes had made more defensive clearances than any other Conference Premier player this term