3rd December 2016. Dartford win 2:1. Goals for Dartford by Duane Ofori-Acheampong and Luke Wanadio. Goal for the Dolphins by Luke Parker (according to the press report) - but there were two Lukes on the team sheet for Poole Town - Luke Burbidge and Luke Roberts and further research indicates it was Luke Roberts.
Danny Harris was presented with an award for 250 appearances for Dartford FC and Deren Ibrahim for 100 appearances by co-Chairman Steve Irving before the game commenced.
There was a minutes silence before the match as a mark of respect after the Chapecoense Brazilian air tragedy when seventy-one people died in Monday's crash outside Medellin where the team was due to play. Six survived. The victims of the crash include 64 Brazilians, five Bolivians, a Venezuelan and a Paraguayan. Nineteen of the dead were players with Chapecoense. Many more were support staff and journalists covering the team.
Over the last ten league games, Dartford top the form guide and other than a defeat to St Albans City they have won eight in that time with six clean sheets along the way. In fact, St Albans City are the only side to breach Dartford’s goal in the league in the last six matches. This season both clubs are challenging for the playoffs with goal difference separating them. As a result of this weekend's results, Dartford now occupy 4th place with Poole Town dropping out of the playoff zone to seventh. At the end of the match the Dolphins' goalkeeper Nick Hutchings stomped off but not before turning and throwing the contents of his water bottle towards the Dartford supporters, throwing the bottle on the pitch. Sour grapes.
Dartford: Ibrahim, Gardiner, Wynter, Vint, Wood, A Brown (Harris 77 mins), Noble, Bradbrook, Ofori-Acheampong, Pugh, Wanadio (E Brown 90 mins) Dartford subs: Hayes, Dembele, Coxall Dartford subs not used; Hayes, Dembele, Coxhall
Poole Town: Hutchings, Cooper (Gillespie 70m mins), Case, Spetch, Whisken, Pettefer (Moore 86 mins), Burbidge, Devlin, Roberts, Brooks, Baggie Poole subs not used: Rees, Gale
Keywords:Dartford, Poole, Vanarama, football, non-league, soccer
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