Halifax bounced back from three consecutive defeats to beat Dartford in the Conference Premier.

The away side dominated proceedings after the break and Sheffield United loanee Joe Ironside duly tapped in Lois Maynard's cross to give them the lead.

Josh Wilson nodded in Adam Smith's centre to double the advantage, before Connor Essam headed a consolation goal for the hosts.

The Darts have lost their last eight games and stay in the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"We're all disappointed we lost the game, a lot of frustration crept in just before half-time and the start of the second half.

"We've got to have the confidence which we were starting to show in the last three games.

"They're working hard, we can't fault the work rate, but you have to have a bit of quality.

"We conceded two poor goals and put ourselves under too much pressure to get anything from the game."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 04 Sterling
  • 12 Essam
  • 05 Clark
  • 20 Burns
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 08 Noble (Cornhill - 81' )
  • 17 Martin
  • 31 Stevenson
  • 21 Godden
  • 16 Birchall (Harris - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Collier
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 11 Harris
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 06 Cornhill

FC Halifax Town

  • 01 Glennon
  • 03 McManus
  • 20 Maynard
  • 05 Pearson
  • 22 Ainge
  • 15 Roberts
  • 18 Marshall Booked
  • 07 Smith
  • 10 Gardner (Worthington - 71' )
  • 14 Wilson
  • 36 Ironside (Holsgrove - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Patterson
  • 19 Holsgrove
  • 12 Senior
  • 37 Love
  • 16 Worthington
Ref: Paul Rees
Att: 952

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

4 8

Corners

0 0

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dartford 1, FC Halifax Town 2.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dartford 1, FC Halifax Town 2.

89:57

Corner, Dartford.

88:29

Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

88:29

Dave Martin (Dartford) wins a free kick.

85:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Joe Ironside.

84:15

Attempt missed. Dave Martin (Dartford) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

82:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 1, FC Halifax Town 2. Connor Essam (Dartford) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Martin with a cross.

82:28

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

82:28

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Max Cornhill replaces Lee Noble.

77:15

Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

77:15

Connor Essam (Dartford) wins a free kick.

76:32

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

75:51

Corner, Dartford.

73:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 0, FC Halifax Town 2. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

70:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonathan Worthington replaces Dan Gardner.

70:05

Offside, Dartford. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

69:16

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

65:40

Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

62:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Joe Ironside (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lois Maynard with a cross.

60:32

Attempt saved. Danny Harris (Dartford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

59:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Adam Birchall.

58:52

Attempt saved. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58:36

Attempt saved. Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

57:55

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

57:55

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

57:16

Attempt saved. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

55:22

Foul by Connor Essam (Dartford).

55:22

Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

54:49

Corner, Dartford.

48:49

Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Dartford 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dartford 0, FC Halifax Town 0.

45:00 +1:28

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

45:00 +1:01

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

42:54

Offside, Dartford. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

42:06

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

37:50

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith tries a through ball, but Adam Smith is caught offside.

36:48

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

36:48

Dan Gardner (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

31:48

Offside, Dartford. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

31:22

Attempt blocked. Dave Martin (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:24 Booking

Booking Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29:16

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

29:16

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

24:49

Foul by Joe Ironside (FC Halifax Town).

24:49

Kenny Clark (Dartford) wins a free kick.

21:36

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:01

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

19:47

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Scott McManus with a cross.

18:55

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

18:55

Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

18:09

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

16:28

Foul by Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town).

16:28

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

14:46

Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.

14:24

Attempt saved. Joe Ironside (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

12:36

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

11:18

Corner, Dartford.

11:00

Attempt saved. Dave Martin (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

8:17

Attempt saved. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) header from the centre of the box is saved.

7:46

Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

7:46

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

6:40

Offside, Dartford. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

0:54

Foul by Matthew Glennon (FC Halifax Town).

0:54

Dave Martin (Dartford) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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