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AFC Telford United 2-3 Dartford

Danny Ventre's own-goal in injury time gave Dartford victory over fellow Conference strugglers Telford.

Dartford took the lead through Andy Pugh, but the home side levelled from Tony Gray's penalty.

Godfrey Poku was sent off for the hosts in the second half for violent conduct as Pugh headed in his second.

Gray bundled in Telford's equaliser with eight minutes to go, before Ventre's 92nd-minute goal, and Pugh was dismissed for a second yellow.

AFC Telford United goalkeeping coach Andy Pryce told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's very disappointing when you look at the three goals and dissect each one. Dartford haven't really had a shot on goal. We've had three defensive mistakes and let them win the game.

"We haven't had any luck today. We got back in to the game twice. Tony Gray is a quality player and, when we can find the pockets for him to play in, he has to be one of the best strikers in the league."

"We still have 14 games. We need to give people some legs and come back again to get confidence and look ahead to Forest Green next Saturday."

Line-ups

Telford

  • 25Hall
  • 23Disney
  • 4ByrneBooked at 26mins
  • 27Sharps
  • 3McLaughlin
  • 9FarrellSubstituted forHancockat 89'minutes
  • 20PokuBooked at 61mins
  • 24VentreBooked at 83mins
  • 11ClancySubstituted forGroganat 64'minutes
  • 10Gray
  • 18SmithSubstituted forOwensat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Grogan
  • 14Hancock
  • 15Owens
  • 26Matthews
  • 28Preston

Dartford

  • 1Brown
  • 20Burns
  • 4McAuley
  • 18Dallison
  • 3RichardsBooked at 45mins
  • 11Harris
  • 5BradbrookBooked at 31mins
  • 8Noble
  • 12GreenSubstituted forSweeneyat 65'minutes
  • 22DoidgeSubstituted forCrawfordat 69'minutes
  • 10PughBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Cornhill
  • 9Daley
  • 15Collier
  • 16Sweeney
  • 17Crawford
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
1,653

Match Stats

Home TeamTelfordAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Telford United 2, Dartford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Telford United 2, Dartford 3.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Andy Pugh (Dartford) for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Pugh (Dartford).

Ben McLaughlin (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dartford.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Goal!

Own Goal by Danny Ventre, AFC Telford United. AFC Telford United 2, Dartford 3.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt saved. Andy Owens (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Josh Hancock replaces Adam Farrell.

Attempt missed. Rory McAuley (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Dartford. Lee Burns tries a through ball, but Lee Burns is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Harry Crawford (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Booking

Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Booking

Andy Pugh (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 2, Dartford 2. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Danny Ventre.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Attempt saved. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Andy Owens replaces Sam Smith.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Telford United 1, Dartford 2. Andy Pugh (Dartford) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter Sweeney with a cross.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Corner, AFC Telford United.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Harry Crawford replaces Christian Doidge.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Peter Sweeney replaces Nathan Green.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Michael Grogan replaces Sean Clancy.

Dismissal

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) is shown the red card for fighting.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

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

Foul by Tony Gray (AFC Telford United).

Nathan Green (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Sean Clancy tries a through ball, but Sean Clancy is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Telford United 1, Dartford 1.

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