1 October 2016. Emirates FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round. Dartford win 2:3.
Dartford, seventh-placed in the Vanarama National League South, grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat to become the first away side to win at Slough Town’s new Arbour Park this season. Dartford last played Slough Town 28 years ago,
Slough Town 1 Dartford 2 (29/10/1988 – F.A Cup)
Dartford 4 Slough Town 1 (10/01/1981 – F.A Trophy)
The Rebels went into the game on an impressive nine match winning streak and they were sitting at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League table with nine wins and a draw from their opening 11 league outings. They opened the scoring with only four minutes and 50 seconds on the clock through Elliot Bradbrook’s own-goal following a free-kick.
Dartford skipper Bradbrook headed in an equaliser early in the second half to notch his 100th goal for the club. Slough Town were also gifted their second goal when Dartford keeper Deren Ibrahim gave away a penalty and winger James Dobson slotted in his seventh goal of the season from the spot. But Bradbrook also scored his seventh goal of the season from the penalty spot in the final seven minutes – despite the efforts of goalkeeper Mark Scott to keep it out.
Dartford snatched a dramatic last-gasp victory when Pugh produced a quality finish to win it. Dartford are the first side to win a competitive fixture on the artificial pitch at Arbour Park. Dartford are now one win away from reaching The FA Cup First Round and Tony Burman is looking for a good draw on Monday.
Goals: Elliot Bradbrook 5 (own goal), James Dobson 58 (penalty), Elliot Bradbrook 49, 83 (penalty), Andy Pugh 90
Dartford: Deren Ibrahim, Tom Gardiner, Keaton Wood, Tom Bonner, Ronnie Vint (Duane Ofori-Acheampong 67), Alex Brown (Lee Noble 74), Ryan Hayes, Elliot Bradbrook, Danny Harris, Andy Pugh, Luke Wanadio (Ellis Brown 86).
Subs: Tony Coxall, Temi Eweka, Henry Fulton
Booked: Elliot Bradbrook 44, Danny Harris 79
Slough Town: Mark Scott, Sean Fraser, Paul Stonehouse (Dan Hicks 90), Guy Hollis, Mark Nisbet, Lee Togwell, James Dobson, Simon Dunn, Gavin James (Charlie Moone 5), Nathan Webb (Lewis Putman 75), Warren Harris.
Subs: Josh Jackman, Gurkan Gokmen, Adrian Sear, Jamie Jackson
Booked: Simon Dunn 28, Nathan Webb 42, Charlie Moone 70
Referee: Mr Sam Purkiss (Highbury, London N5) Assistants: Mr Michael Heave (Colindale, London NW9) & Mr Martyn Cannon (Colindale, London NW9)
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