Greenwich Borough v Dartford

Dartford eye up a third Kent Senior Cup final in six years when they play tenants Greenwich Borough at Princes Park. 

The Darts have beaten Welling United, Gillingham and Herne Bay on the way and now they face the Southern Counties East’s Premier Division leaders in the final four.

Tony Burman will need to pick up his players after a 2-1 defeat at Weston-Super-Mare. With Saturday’s 400 mile round trip and the National South taking priority, the Darts could field some youngsters once more.  Dajon Golding and Ben Francis have had time to shine in this year’s Kent Senior Cup. Both strikers have scored in the competition and remain on the fringes of the first team squad. Kaka Dembele is another of those who have benefited from the competition having started all three ties so far, scoring a penalty in the last round.

Dartford last played Borough twenty years ago during the Kent League days with the game ending 0-0. The Darts dominated this fixture winning five out of seven including a 6-2 League Cup win in 1994.  In the last three meetings between the two sides Dartford have kept three clean sheets.

Greenwich Borough approach the semi-final on the back of a 7-0 league win against Holmesdale. Former Darts, Mohammed Eisa and Ryan Johnson bagged goals with Peter Sweeney playing in midfield.

Eisa has an impressive 24 league goals to his name this term in a team which have netted 96 in total. Borough are a point ahead of Holland and Blair with just eight games remaining.

Gary Alexander’s side scraped past their two Kent Senior Cup opponents winning both rounds on penalties. Folkestone Invicta were defeated 10-9 on penalties after a 1-1 draw and Tonbridge Angels lost 3-2 in their shoot out after a 2-2 stalemate.

The Darts are aiming to win the competition for the eleventh time, Greenwich Borough have yet to win the Kent Senior Cup. The winner will play either Charlton Athletic or Ebbsfleet United in the final.


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