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Dartford 1-0 Grimsby Town

Max Cornhill

Dartford's Conference Premier survival hopes received a boost with victory against play-off chasing Grimsby.

Andy Cook hit the home side's crossbar and should have done better with a header, before Max Cornhill was off target at the other end.

The game's turning point came when Mariners' Jamal Fyfield was sent off on 74 minutes for a second booking.

And Cornhill nodded in a Lee Noble corner a minute later to put the Darts within one point of safety.

The result was Grimsby's first loss in five games, but they are still third in the table and four points above the play-off cut off point.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"I think we've done well again, it was pressure - the players have responded to the pressure well - results didn't go our way Tuesday night and we didn't even kick a ball.

"Overall I'm not saying it was a brilliant game but at the end of it, it doesn't matter at this stage in the season. What matters is getting that ball into the back of the net more times than your opponents.

"I don't think it's one point from safety, it's just closer to finishing top of that mini-league. We won tonight but we've got another tough game Saturday [against Forest Green].

"To get three points from these next two games was probably better than two draws - you're not defeated. If we can get something Saturday, and I hope we can, it's going to be a super-human effort."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 4Sterling
  • 38McAuley
  • 19SwallowSubstituted forCollierat 72'minutes
  • 6Cornhill
  • 20Burns
  • 8Noble
  • 31Stevenson
  • 37SuarezSubstituted forEisaat 73'minutes
  • 11HarrisBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 30Woodyard
  • 29Holloway
  • 15Collier
  • 32Eisa
  • 27Monger

Grimsby

  • 13McKeownBooked at 76mins
  • 12McDonald
  • 24Walker
  • 6DoigBooked at 87mins
  • 27FyfieldBooked at 74mins
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 7Colbeck
  • 18ThanojBooked at 16mins
  • 28TounkaraSubstituted forSouthwellat 65'minutes
  • 17HannahSubstituted forWinfarrahat 77'minutes
  • 9Cook

Substitutes

  • 22Charlesworth
  • 25Winfarrah
  • 20Southwell
  • 21Humble
  • 1Hedge
Referee:
Paul Rees
Attendance:
1,257

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Paul Walker (Grimsby Town).

  4. Post update

    Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

    Danny Harris (Dartford) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Caine Winfarrah (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

    Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Paul Walker (Grimsby Town).

  9. Post update

    Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe Colbeck (Grimsby Town).

  11. Post update

    Nathan Collier (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  12. Booking

    Chris Doig (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris Doig (Grimsby Town).

  14. Post update

    Mohamed Eisa (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

  16. Post update

    Patrick McLaughlin (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Caine Winfarrah replaces Ross Hannah.

  19. Booking

    James McKeown (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 1, Grimsby Town 0. Max Cornhill (Dartford) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Noble with a cross.

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