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Dartford 4-3 Hyde

Matt Godden

Matt Godden's late volley completed a hat-trick and gave Dartford a much-needed win over strugglers Hyde.

The loanee put the Darts two goals up within 15 minutes with a tidy finish and a header from Ryan Hayes' cross.

A penalty and a close range effort from Scott Spencer brought Hyde level before the break and a long-range shot from Louis Almond put them ahead.

Substitute George Monger's 25-yarder levelled things up, but Godden struck late on to seal the points.

Dartford's first win in four matches moved them four points clear of the Conference Premier relegation zone, but Hyde remain rooted to the bottom of the table after their 14th defeat of the season.

Hyde gave a debut to Oldham youngster Glenn Belezika, who joined the Tigers on a month's loan on Friday.


Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"I thought we were absolutely excellent for 25 minutes, then for 20 minutes I was at my lowest ebb before half time.

"We should have gone on and kept up the tempo of the game and been in the lead. But certain things happen, people don't do the good habits, and when that doesn't happen it's annoying and frustrating.

"I've been on air saying we've been unfortunate in games. Today we were fortunate. Hopefully it's a good sign for future games."



  • 1Julian
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 19Fry
  • 20Burns
  • 8NobleSubstituted forIbemereat 62'minutes
  • 15Collier
  • 6Cornhill
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11Harris
  • 7HayesSubstituted forMongerat 80'minutes
  • 21GoddenBooked at 88mins


  • 2Hill
  • 18Ibemere
  • 27Monger
  • 32Eisa
  • 25Porter

Hyde United

  • 1CarnellSubstituted forFrithat 14'minutes
  • 4Haining
  • 27Belezika
  • 2Brizell
  • 21Blakeman
  • 7PooleSubstituted forDevaneyat 86'minutes
  • 6Tomsett
  • 8BrownSubstituted forCollinsat 90+2'minutes
  • 26GrayBooked at 71mins
  • 18Almond
  • 9Spencer


  • 10Collins
  • 14Frith
  • 11Hughes
  • 16Mainwaring
  • 25Devaney
Richard Martin

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamHyde United
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dartford 4, Hyde FC 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dartford 4, Hyde FC 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hyde FC. Tom Collins replaces Alex Brown.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Martin Devaney (Hyde FC).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Booking

    Matthew Godden (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 4, Hyde FC 3. Matthew Godden (Dartford).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Brizell (Hyde FC).

  9. Post update

    Uche Ibemere (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hyde FC. Martin Devaney replaces David Poole.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Almond (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

  13. Post update

    Alex Brown (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Almond (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).

  16. Post update

    Reece Gray (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 3, Hyde FC 3. George Monger (Dartford).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. George Monger replaces Ryan Hayes.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Poole (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Tomsett.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

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