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Dartford 2-1 AFC Telford United

Dartford hit two second-half goals as they came from behind against Telford to earn their first win of the season.

Tony Gray put the away side ahead before the interval when he finished Adam Farrell's right-wing cross.

Telford nearly extended their lead, but Rod McDonald's header cannoned back off the underside of the crossbar.

Luke Daley levelled when he found the net with a superb 25-yard strike and then set up Andy Pugh to tap in and secure the three points.

Meanwhile, Telford winger Josh Hancock, who has not played a competitive game for the Bucks since his arrival in June, has returned to his former club Witton Albion on a one month's loan.

AFC Telford United manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I am still in a state of shock - the fact we have had three points in the bag and we've thrown it away.

"We have created chances and after leading at half-time, we lost it for 10 minutes and let a 25-yard shot fly into the top corner.

"We let them dictate play and when we lost the ball we let them keep it, we needed to not hold off them and have a leader in the middle of the pitch.

"We don't do ourselves any favours in the middle of midfield and this is due to a lack of discipline, we didn't press the ball."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Brown
  • 3Green
  • 4McAuley
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 15Collier
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 16Sweeney
  • 9Daley
  • 7HayesSubstituted forNobleat 69'minutes
  • 10PughSubstituted forCrawfordat 76'minutes
  • 23BradbrookSubstituted forHarrisat 51'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 6Cornhill
  • 8Noble
  • 11Harris
  • 17Crawford
  • 21Ibrahim

Telford

  • 1Hedge
  • 16McDonald
  • 17Platt
  • 4Byrne
  • 5Akrigg
  • 15OwensSubstituted forDeaceyat 72'minutes
  • 7Phenix
  • 11ClancySubstituted forCookeat 72'minutes
  • 2Baynes
  • 10GraySubstituted forSmithat 59'minutes
  • 9Farrell

Substitutes

  • 3Lever
  • 12Cooke
  • 13Pryce
  • 18Smith
  • 19Deacey
Referee:
Christopher Powell
Attendance:
923

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Dartford 2, AFC Telford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dartford 2, AFC Telford United 1.

Foul by Sam Smith (AFC Telford United).

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dartford.

Attempt saved. Harry Crawford (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Corner, Dartford.

Booking

Danny Harris (Dartford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kristian Platt (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Foul by Peter Sweeney (Dartford).

Jordan Deacey (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Daley (Dartford).

Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Harry Crawford replaces Andy Pugh.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Jordan Deacey (AFC Telford United).

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dartford.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Jordan Deacey replaces Andy Owens.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Sean Cooke replaces Sean Clancy.

Attempt missed. Peter Sweeney (Dartford) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Lee Noble replaces Ryan Hayes.

Attempt missed. Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Sweeney.

Corner, Dartford.

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 2, AFC Telford United 1. Andy Pugh (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Daley with a cross.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt blocked. Sean Clancy (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Sam Smith replaces Tony Gray because of an injury.

Foul by Luke Daley (Dartford).

Steve Akrigg (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Peter Sweeney (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kristian Platt (AFC Telford United).

goal

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