The FA Cup - First Round
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Salisbury City 4-2 Dartford

Dan Fitchett scored twice as Salisbury won an entertaining FA cup first-round tie against Dartford.

Fitchett slotted home the opener from close in and the lead was quickly doubled when Ben Wright blasted into the roof of the net.

Elliott Frear drilled home a Fitchett cross to make it three before Lee Burns's volley gave the Darts hope.

Fitchett's header made the tie safe for the Whites before Max Cornhill side-footed in a late consolation.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"We've got a fantastic home record and I was delighted that we carried that on with a whirlwind first 20 minutes.

"We managed to give ourselves a great chance to go and win the game after getting three early goals.

"At the moment, confidence is sky high. I'm pleased for the lads, they deserve it for the way they work.

"We'll see what tomorrow brings. I just hope we can get a good draw."

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"There was some kamikaze defending. It was schoolboy stuff. It wasn't anything to do with the back four as a unit, but individually it was dreadful defending.

"You can't defend the way we did. We spoke about it all week and we had too many players doing their own thing and not doing what they were asked to do.

"I can take a positive away from the midfield three, but you try something, and if people are not capable of doing it, you have to think about it."

Line-ups

Salisbury

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Puddy
  • 16Dutton
  • 15Wright
  • 10LewisSubstituted forThomsonat 80'minutes
  • 5J ClarkeSubstituted forMacDonaldat 64'minutes
  • 6Wilson
  • 7McPhee
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 20FitchettSubstituted forWellardat 81'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 14Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 3Hart
  • 8Wellard
  • 9White
  • 17Feeney
  • 21Thomson
  • 23MacDonald
  • 25Bittner

Dartford

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Julian
  • 20Burns
  • 19Fry
  • 6Cornhill
  • 5Clark
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 7Hayes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forPriorat 61'minutes
  • 8NobleSubstituted forSterlingat 69'minutes
  • 15CollierSubstituted forIbemereat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hill
  • 4Sterling
  • 9Prior
  • 18Ibemere
  • 22Forecast
  • 25Dembele
  • 32Eisa
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
1,313

Match Stats

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salisbury City 4, Dartford 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salisbury City 4, Dartford 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Salisbury City 4, Dartford 2. Max Cornhill (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Hayes with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).

  5. Post update

    Alex Woodyard (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Dangerous play by Jason Prior (Dartford).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City. Conceded by Lee Burns.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Jason Prior (Dartford).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Dan Fitchett.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Jake Thomson replaces Theo Lewis.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City. Conceded by Kenny Clark.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

  17. Post update

    Kenny Clark (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Salisbury City 4, Dartford 1. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elliott Frear.

  19. Post update

    Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).