Dartford's Conference Premier survival hopes received a boost with victory against play-off chasing Grimsby.

Andy Cook hit the home side's crossbar and should have done better with a header, before Max Cornhill was off target at the other end.

The game's turning point came when Mariners' Jamal Fyfield was sent off on 74 minutes for a second booking.

And Cornhill nodded in a Lee Noble corner a minute later to put the Darts within one point of safety.

The result was Grimsby's first loss in five games, but they are still third in the table and four points above the play-off cut off point.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Post-match: Dartford manager Burman

"I think we've done well again, it was pressure - the players have responded to the pressure well - results didn't go our way Tuesday night and we didn't even kick a ball.

"Overall I'm not saying it was a brilliant game but at the end of it, it doesn't matter at this stage in the season. What matters is getting that ball into the back of the net more times than your opponents.

"I don't think it's one point from safety, it's just closer to finishing top of that mini-league. We won tonight but we've got another tough game Saturday [against Forest Green].

"To get three points from these next two games was probably better than two draws - you're not defeated. If we can get something Saturday, and I hope we can, it's going to be a super-human effort."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 04 Sterling
  • 38 McAuley
  • 19 Swallow (Collier - 72' )
  • 06 Cornhill
  • 20 Burns
  • 08 Noble
  • 31 Stevenson
  • 37 Suarez (Eisa - 73' )
  • 11 Harris Booked

Substitutes

  • 30 Woodyard
  • 29 Holloway
  • 15 Collier
  • 32 Eisa
  • 27 Monger

Grimsby Town

  • 13 McKeown Booked
  • 12 McDonald
  • 24 Walker
  • 06 Doig Booked
  • 27 Fyfield Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 07 Colbeck
  • 18 Thanoj Booked
  • 28 Tounkara (Southwell - 65' )
  • 17 Hannah (Winfarrah - 77' )
  • 09 Cook

Substitutes

  • 22 Charlesworth
  • 25 Winfarrah
  • 20 Southwell
  • 21 Humble
  • 01 Hedge
Ref: Paul Rees
Att: 1,257

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

4 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

6 17

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 0.

90:00 +1:33

Foul by Paul Walker (Grimsby Town).

90:00 +1:33

Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:59 Booking

Booking Danny Harris (Dartford) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:27

Foul by Caine Winfarrah (Grimsby Town).

90:00 +0:27

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

89:27

Foul by Paul Walker (Grimsby Town).

89:27

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

87:30

Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).

87:30

Nathan Collier (Dartford) wins a free kick.

86:29 Booking

Booking Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:14

Foul by Chris Doig (Grimsby Town).

86:14

Mohamed Eisa (Dartford) wins a free kick.

84:34

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

84:34

Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

79:15

Offside, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

76:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Caine Winfarrah replaces Ross Hannah.

75:18 Booking

Booking James McKeown (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

74:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 0. Max Cornhill (Dartford) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Noble with a cross.

74:15

Corner, Dartford.

74:01

Attempt blocked. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:20 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town) for a bad foul.

72:57

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town).

72:57

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

72:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Mohamed Eisa replaces Mikel Suarez.

71:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Ben Swallow.

71:31

Attempt saved. Max Cornhill (Dartford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Ben Swallow with a cross.

65:29

Attempt saved. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Grimsby Town. Dayle Southwell replaces Oumare Tounkara.

62:56

Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) hits the woodwork with a header from the centre of the box.

62:26

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

62:26

Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

59:55

Attempt saved. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

59:02

Foul by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

59:02

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

54:51 Booking

Booking Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54:40

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town).

54:40

Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.

51:58

Attempt missed. Mikel Suarez (Dartford) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Swallow.

51:17

Corner, Dartford.

48:49

Attempt missed. Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

47:56

Offside, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah tries a through ball, but Ross Hannah is caught offside.

46:20

Attempt missed. Mikel Suarez (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Burns with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Dartford 0, Grimsby Town 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dartford 0, Grimsby Town 0.

44:37

Attempt missed. Mikel Suarez (Dartford) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Noble with a cross.

43:30

Attempt missed. Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42:55

Attempt missed. Max Cornhill (Dartford) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Noble.

42:22

Corner, Dartford.

39:50

Foul by Rory McAuley (Dartford).

39:50

Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

39:20

Foul by Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town).

39:20

Jim Stevenson (Dartford) wins a free kick.

38:09

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

36:02

Foul by Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town).

36:02

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

34:06

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

32:36

Corner, Grimsby Town.

30:42

Corner, Grimsby Town.

30:09

Foul by Mikel Suarez (Dartford).

30:09

Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

28:46

Hand ball by Andy Cook (Grimsby Town).

26:42

Attempt missed. Mikel Suarez (Dartford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Swallow with a cross.

26:12

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town).

26:12

Mikel Suarez (Dartford) wins a free kick.

23:26

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

23:26

Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

21:03

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

19:49

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

18:29

Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

16:26

Corner, Dartford.

15:39 Booking

Booking Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15:26

Foul by Andi Thanoj (Grimsby Town).

15:26

Jim Stevenson (Dartford) wins a free kick.

13:22

Foul by Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town).

13:22

Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick.

11:31

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Grimsby Town).

11:31

Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.

10:59

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town).

10:59

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

8:17

Foul by Oumare Tounkara (Grimsby Town).

8:17

Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick.

6:46

Attempt missed. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

4:20

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

3:57

Attempt saved. Ross Hannah (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

2:50

Foul by Mikel Suarez (Dartford).

2:50

Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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