14 April 2018. Eastbourne Borough 0, Dartford 1. Danny Mills's first half header (33') means Dartford remain top of National League South on goal-difference after victory at Eastbourne on Saturday.
It's now six wins on the bounce for Tony Burman's side after a first-half header from Danny Mills proved the difference on the south coast. But with title rivals Havant winning 2-1 at home to St Albans, the top two are still level on points with three games left. Darts took the lead on 33 minutes. Noble flashed a low ball in from the right-hand side and Mills' brave diving header flew into the net despite goalkeeper Mark Smith getting a hand to the ball.
Noble looked the man most likely to make things happen for Dartford. He got to Onyemah's forward pass ahead of Smith and kept the move alive but Pavey was unable to hit the target when Noble teed him up for a shot. Yemi Odubade came on for Eastbourne at half-time and the former Maidstone striker sent a lob over the bar within a minute of the restart. But sensing a second goal might break Borough's resolve, Dartford began to press. Alex Brown wasted a good crossing opportunity but the visitors should have doubled their lead moments later. Bradbrook nodded a right-wing cross down for Pavey, but he miscued his volley down into the artificial turf and saw the ball bounce up over the gaping goal.
Eastbourne: Smith, Pickering, Hendon, Taylor, Simpemba, Haran, Wills, Torres, Okojie (Harris 67mins), Dawes, McCallum (Odubade 46mins). Subs not used: Khinda-John, Pearson, Platt. Dartford: Schotterl, Collier, Bonner, Vint, Onyemah, Brown, Noble, Bradbrook, Pugh (Harris 90mins), Mills, Pavey (Ofori-Acheampong 80mins). Subs not used: Hayes, Murphy, Ibrahim. Attendance: 733.
Keywords:Dartford, Eastbourne Borough, football, non-league, soccer, vanarama
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