Dartford 3-3 Cambridge United

Ryan Bird scored twice on his Cambridge debut but the Conference Premier title hopefuls could only draw at Dartford.

Bird's impressive brace came early and the visitors looked comfortable with their lead until an Elliot Bradbrook penalty sparked a Dartford fightback.

Max Cornhill then headed in an Alex Woodyard cross to equalise before team-mate Danny Harris's quality strike.

The U's then saw Ashley Chambers miss a penalty but Luke Berry headed in a free-kick to earn them a point.

Bradbrook's penalty came after Greg Taylor fouled Woodyard, but United's Chambers - fouled by Mathew Mitchell-King - could not find the net when Alan Julian saved his spot-kick.

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Post-match: Dartford boss Burman

Dartford boss Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"I've got to give the guys a lot of credit to fight back to 2-2 before half-time. We're playing against a very, very good side but the spirit, fight and belief is back in there.

"You can't take your foot off the pedal and the set play has been the end of us in respect of winning the game.

"It was end to end. Yes, I wanted three points, but I'll settle for one."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton2817923760
2Cambridge2716922857
3Alfreton3017112-152
4Gateshead301389947
5Grimsby2513661445
6Halifax3112910945
7Barnet301299745
8Kidderminster2714310645
9Nuneaton291289-144
10Salisbury2713410243
11Macclesfield2712510641
12Forest Green27124111340
13Wrexham2811611539
14Welling2910910239
15Braintree251159838
16Hereford2810810238
17Lincoln City298912-833
18Woking289613-933
19Aldershot2811710630
20Chester2861012-1628
21Tamworth267613-1627
22Southport297616-2127
23Dartford306519-2623
24Hyde United301425-567
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