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Dartford 2-3 Tamworth

Elliot Bradbrook

Kevin Thornton's second-half brace saw Tamworth claim three points at Dartford and seal the home side's relegation.

Elliot Bradbrook put the hosts ahead early on but the visitors levelled thanks to Jessy Reindorf.

Kenny Clark felled Kaiyne Woolery after the break and Thornton fired home the resulting penalty.

Thornton grabbed a third in the final minute and despite Bradbrook's late consolation, Dartford were down.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"It's a disappointing day for us and a disappointing season all round in all fairness. We've had a go but we just couldn't cross that line.

"The club has been riding along nicely and it's been doing well and I'm sure there will be better times for us in the future.

"I'm devastated that I've put the club in this position - relegation is not a nice thing to happen.

"When you're winning you're the best manager in non-league football and when you're not, you're the worst."

Line-ups

Dartford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Julian
  • 14Mitchell-KingSubstituted forClarkat 26'minutes
  • 20Burns
  • 31StevensonSubstituted forSuarezat 68'minutes
  • 38McAuley
  • 4SterlingSubstituted forWoodyardat 90+4'minutes
  • 19Swallow
  • 6Cornhill
  • 11Harris
  • 10BradbrookBooked at 90mins
  • 8Noble

Substitutes

  • 5Clark
  • 15Collier
  • 29Holloway
  • 30Woodyard
  • 37Suarez

Tamworth

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Belford
  • 2Evans
  • 34Keane
  • 7KerrySubstituted forBakerat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Richards-EvertonBooked at 43mins
  • 12CapriceBooked at 81mins
  • 3Hoban
  • 11Thornton
  • 17Peniket
  • 5Reindorf
  • 18Woolery

Substitutes

  • 8Baker
  • 10Byfield
  • 21Vanderhyde
  • 24Batis-Cande
  • 31Belford
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,465

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamTamworth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dartford 2, Tamworth 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dartford 2, Tamworth 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Tamworth. Richard Baker replaces Lloyd Kerry.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Alex Woodyard replaces Tyrone Sterling.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 2, Tamworth 3. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  6. Booking

    Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 1, Tamworth 3. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).

  9. Post update

    Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ben Swallow (Dartford).

  14. Post update

    Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Booking

    Jake Caprice (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jake Caprice (Tamworth).

  19. Post update

    Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Tamworth.

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