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Dartford 2-0 Hereford United

Dartford boosted their Conference Premier survival hopes by beating a wasteful Hereford.

Alex Wall, whose month-long loan from Luton was extended this week, steered home his third goal in five Darts appearances from Alex Woodyard's cross.

Michael Rankine, Jonathan Brown, Frankie Artus and Sam Smith all missed good chances to level for the Bulls.

And Lee Noble made it 2-0 by blasting into the top corner after his own free kick was only partially cleared.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Tony Burman

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Post-match: Dartford boss Tony Burman

"I've got to give credit to the players, they have been excellent since the turn of the year and that little bit of a spark is there.

"We came under a lot of pressure. They get the ball in the box early, but I thought we defended really well.

"The first goal has been placed, you don't have to hit it like a rocket. The second goal, you won't see a better volley technique. It's a great strike.

"We had tired legs, but we felt at half-time we needed to get out of third gear. That didn't happen, but we defended really well."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 38McAuley
  • 4Sterling
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 31Stevenson
  • 6Cornhill
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 20Burns
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forNobleat 67'minutes
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forClarkat 90+1'minutes
  • 40WallSubstituted forSwallowat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 37Suarez
  • 8Noble
  • 19Swallow
  • 15Collier
  • 5Clark

Hereford

  • 1Evans
  • 5McDonaldSubstituted forBushat 72'minutes
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 12Collins
  • 6GrahamBooked at 35mins
  • 16Artus
  • 7PurdieSubstituted forSharpat 72'minutes
  • 9Walker
  • 17Brown
  • 15RankineSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes
  • 11Smith

Substitutes

  • 20Edge
  • 3Bush
  • 10Sharp
  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 30Williams
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,137

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamHereford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Dartford 2, Hereford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dartford 2, Hereford United 0.

Offside, Hereford United. Jonathan Brown tries a through ball, but Jonathan Brown is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Kenny Clark replaces Danny Harris.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Hereford United.

Corner, Hereford United.

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ben Swallow replaces Alex Wall.

Corner, Hereford United.

Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Michael Rankine.

Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Hereford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Frankie Artus.

Corner, Hereford United.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Sharp replaces Robert Purdie.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Bush replaces Rod McDonald.

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 2, Hereford United 0. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Lee Noble replaces Alex Woodyard.

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Leadbitter with a cross.

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Luke Graham (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Robert Purdie.

Corner, Hereford United.

Attempt saved. Sam Smith (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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