BURMAN BEAM­ING AS DARTS HIT THREE

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - By Dan English

DART­FORD moved up to fourth af­ter beat­ing a plucky Bog­nor Regis Town side at Princes Park.

Dart­ford boss Tony Burman was pleased with his side’s de­ter­mi­na­tion. He told The NLP: “The guys showed a lot of pa­tience and waited for the op­por­tu­ni­ties and they have won the game.

“I am pleased that we have re­sponded to the de­feat at We­ston.”

Bog­nor boss Jack Pearce felt mis­takes thwarted his side from tak­ing some­thing from the game. “At half-time I was very pleased with our first-half per­for­mance,” he said. “We played some re­ally good stuff at times but the goals were self-in­flicted.”

On a cloudy af­ter­noon on Non-League Day, both sides had chances in the first five min­utes.

Ol­lie Pearce’s third­minute free-kick was only marginally higher than Jor­dan Carey’s cross­bar as the Bog­nor at­tacker tested the new Dart­ford keeper, who re­placed Deren Ibrahim, who was on in­ter­na­tional duty with Gi­bral­tar.

Dart­ford re­sponded im­me­di­ately, forc­ing Dan Lin­coln into an ex­cel­lent save from an Al­fie Pavey.

The Darts broke the dead­lock on seven min­utes when the hosts cap­i­talised on poor de­fend­ing, with Pavey neatly tuck­ing his low shot away.

Un­de­terred, the vis­i­tors brought the game level on 17 min­utes through Kris­tian Camp­bell. The left-back on loan from Brom­ley waltzed past Keaton Wood and Richard Sho-Silva be­fore fir­ing home.

Bog­nor, who started the day two points away from the rel­e­ga­tion places, grew in con­fi­dence as the first half pro­gressed, with Pearce again fir­ing a free­kick nar­rowly over.

Pavey again went close on 34 min­utes, nod­ding a Hayes cor­ner just inches wide.

Both sides emerged for the sec­ond half with a re­newed pur­pose.

Ref­eree David Spain pointed to the spot on 51 min­utes when Dart­ford’s Mark Onyemah was caught with a high tackle. Cap­tain El­liot Brad­brook dis­patched the re­sult­ing spot-kick.

Dart­ford found their third on 65 min­utes when Andy Pugh nod­ded in a cross from Ryan Hayes.

Sub­sti­tute Lyle Del­laVerde tested Lin­coln’s fin­ger­tips with a low shot on 80 min­utes. Lin­coln then kept his side two goals be­hind with an out­stand­ing save to an ef­fort from Pugh.

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