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Dartford 2-0 Hereford United

Dartford boosted their Conference Premier survival hopes by beating a wasteful Hereford.

Alex Wall, whose month-long loan from Luton was extended this week, steered home his third goal in five Darts appearances from Alex Woodyard's cross.

Michael Rankine, Jonathan Brown, Frankie Artus and Sam Smith all missed good chances to level for the Bulls.

And Lee Noble made it 2-0 by blasting into the top corner after his own free kick was only partially cleared.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post-match: Dartford boss Tony Burman

"I've got to give credit to the players, they have been excellent since the turn of the year and that little bit of a spark is there.

"We came under a lot of pressure. They get the ball in the box early, but I thought we defended really well.

"The first goal has been placed, you don't have to hit it like a rocket. The second goal, you won't see a better volley technique. It's a great strike.

"We had tired legs, but we felt at half-time we needed to get out of third gear. That didn't happen, but we defended really well."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 38McAuley
  • 4Sterling
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 31Stevenson
  • 6Cornhill
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 20Burns
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forNobleat 67'minutes
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forClarkat 90+1'minutes
  • 40WallSubstituted forSwallowat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 37Suarez
  • 8Noble
  • 19Swallow
  • 15Collier
  • 5Clark

Hereford United

  • 1Evans
  • 5McDonaldSubstituted forBushat 72'minutes
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 12Collins
  • 6GrahamBooked at 35mins
  • 16Artus
  • 7PurdieSubstituted forSharpat 72'minutes
  • 9Walker
  • 17Brown
  • 15RankineSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes
  • 11Smith

Substitutes

  • 20Edge
  • 3Bush
  • 10Sharp
  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 30Williams
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,137

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamHereford United
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dartford 2, Hereford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dartford 2, Hereford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Hereford United. Jonathan Brown tries a through ball, but Jonathan Brown is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Kenny Clark replaces Danny Harris.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

  10. Post update

    Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Ben Swallow replaces Alex Wall.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

  15. Post update

    Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Michael Rankine.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Hereford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Frankie Artus.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hereford United.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Sharp replaces Robert Purdie.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Bush replaces Rod McDonald.

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