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Wrexham 1-2 Dartford

Elliot Bradbrook

Dartford boosted their survival hopes with victory at Wrexham.

Andy Pugh opened the scoring for the visitors from close range when Wrexham goalkeeper Andy Coughlin failed to hold a free-kick.

The Dragons equalised after Dartford failed to deal with a corner and Joe Clarke kept his composure to sweep the ball home.

But Elliot Bradbrook restored Dartford's lead on the stroke of half-time after Pugh's shot was half-saved.

Victory moves the Darts two points from safety in Conference Premier while Wrexham are now eight points off the play-off places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"We've gifted two goals today off our own comfortable possession in our half.

"They've nicked it off us and caught us, but we've had chances to win the game, chances to not lose the game and we've not taken them.

"I'm just hugely disappointed because we've had a great week, a really bubbly week, probably the best week's training this season and then you get hit with that at the end of it."

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"It's a very difficult place to come so to come away with three points is fantastic.

"It was a heavy pitch and the open chances fell to us. The second half was backs against the wall but you have to expect that against Wrexham.

"We defended very very well today. We showed a lot of spirit and all round it was a good performance.

"Whoever made the least mistakes was possibly going to win the game and I thought we were solid all the way through the 90 minutes."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 5Livesey
  • 14Tomassen
  • 3Ashton
  • 6Clarke
  • 29CarringtonBooked at 9mins
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forThorntonat 82'minutes
  • 16HuntSubstituted forDurrellat 58'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 9Bishop
  • 15OglebyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAnyinsahat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 28Artell
  • 1Mayebi
  • 4Thornton
  • 26Anyinsah

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 38McAuley
  • 4Sterling
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 6Cornhill
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forNobleat 83'minutes
  • 31Stevenson
  • 20Burns
  • 39PughSubstituted forClarkat 90+3'minutes
  • 40WallBooked at 24minsSubstituted forHarrisat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 37Suarez
  • 8Noble
  • 11Harris
  • 5Clark
  • 19Swallow
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
2,645

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

  5. Post update

    Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Durrell.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Kenny Clark replaces Andy Pugh.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lee Burns (Dartford).

  11. Post update

    Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Lee Noble replaces Alex Woodyard.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wrexham. Kevin Thornton replaces Dean Keates.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Alex Wall.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).

  19. Post update

    Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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