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Created 30-Aug-22
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29 August 2022. Bank Holiday Monday trip around the M25 to the Tudors. Dartford win 0:2 (Samir Carruthers 46' and 64').

Dartford returned to winning ways, as Samir Carruthers scored a superb second-half brace against his former team at Vauxhall Road. After such a tight forty-five minutes, the game (well, the Darts) exploded into life just two minutes after the restart. A delightful move along the left-flank, ended up at the feet of Samir Carruthers. He drove into the box before unleashing a beautiful strike which curled beyond ex-Dartford goalkeeper, Craig King, and into the top corner. Samir Carruthers was then booked for a late challenge (55), before the Darts were awarded a free-kick for a foul on Adam Lovatt on the edge of the box. Up stepped Carruthers to send the ball straight over the defensive wall and into the back of the net (64).

Overall, this wasn’t the prettiest of games to watch. But, two special goals from Dartford’s number four set them on the way to an important victory, which has ended that three-game losing run. And, the result sees Alan Dowson’s side climb back into the top ten of the National League South table.
Report by Chris Palmer

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD: Craig King, Josh Castiglione, Bradley Webb, Godfrey Poku (c), Jack Westbrook, Kory Roberts, Dara Dada, Ryan Hope, Ogo Obi, Alfie Williams, Bayley Brown.
SUBSTITUTES: Cole Dasilva, Craig Fasanmade, Jordan Greenidge, Charlee Hughes, David Saunders.
DARTFORD: Joe Young, Jordan Wynter, Kristian Campbell, Samir Carruthers, Connor Essam, Tom Bonner (c), Luke Coulson, Keiran Murtagh, Maxwell Statham, Adam Lovatt, Pierre Fonkeu.
SUBSTITUTES: Luke Allen, Tom Wray, Dan Roberts, Sam Odaudu, Marvin Herschel.
Referee: Callum Walchester, Assists: David Pilling, Thomas Hood.

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