Promoted Dartford began life in the Blue Square Bet Premier with a home defeat against Tamworth.

Former Fleetwood winger Peter Till put the visitors ahead on his debut with a low shot from inside the box.

Adam Cunnington's right-footed effort made it 2-0, before Elliot Bradbrook's free-kick closed the gap.

Cunnington fired into the top corner for his second and, although Harry Crawford's header set up a tense finish, Tamworth hung on to win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"Their three goals were three mistakes and we've been punished for them but I think we did all right.

"We deserved something from the game, if not all three points. But if you make mistakes you get punished.

"I don't think we played poorly, we let a ball drop from the goalkeepers hands and on another day we get something from the game.

"It's three points dropped, the team performance was good."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Dartford

  • 01 Wells
  • 03 Green Booked
  • 04 Champion Booked
  • 06 Bonner
  • 13 Rogers (Hayes - 64' )
  • 16 Arber
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 14 Noble (Wallis - 82' )
  • 20 Burns
  • 09 Erskine Booked (Crawford - 63' )
  • 11 Harris

Substitutes

  • 02 Rose
  • 08 Wallis
  • 15 Collier
  • 07 Hayes
  • 21 Crawford

Tamworth

  • 13 Breedon Booked
  • 02 Tait
  • 06 Marshall
  • 30 Oji Booked
  • 03 Kelly (Gudger - 16' )
  • 11 Kerry
  • 18 Till
  • 19 Barrow
  • 07 Cunnington Booked
  • 09 Wright
  • 10 Marna (Liabo - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Wren
  • 05 Ivey-Ward
  • 17 Gudger
  • 20 Liabo
  • 28 Collins
Ref: Bromley
Att: 1,370

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

5 4

Corners

8 4

Fouls

4 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:01 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:36

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon Wallis, Effort from deep inside the area by Mark Arber misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +3:04

Harry Crawford is ruled offside. Richard Tait takes the free kick.

86:26 Booking

Booking Booking for Adam Green.

85:14

Elliot Bradbrook has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

81:23 Substitution

Substitution Jon Wallis replaces Lee Noble.

78:03

Assist on the goal came from Elliot Bradbrook.

78:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Crawford - Dartford 2 - 3 Tamworth Harry Crawford finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Dartford 2-3 Tamworth.

76:59 Booking

Booking Tom Champion booked for dissent.

76:27

Danny Harris takes a shot. Save by Tony Breedon.

75:13

Jan Liabo provided the assist for the goal.

75:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Cunnington - Dartford 1 - 3 Tamworth Adam Cunnington gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Dartford 1-3 Tamworth.

68:06

Tom Marshall challenges Danny Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Elliot Bradbrook.

66:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Till on Lee Noble. Lee Noble takes the direct free kick.

62:42 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Hayes replaces James Rogers.

62:42 Substitution

Substitution Harry Crawford is brought on as a substitute for Jacob Erskine.

62:42 Substitution

Substitution Jean-Paul Marna goes off and Jan Liabo comes on.

61:22

The referee blows for offside. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

60:18

Danny Harris produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

57:10 Booking

Booking Tony Breedon receives a yellow card for time wasting.

53:31

Lee Noble takes the outswinging corner, James Rogers takes a shot. Connor Gudger gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble played to the near post, clearance made by Adam Cunnington.

51:32

The ball is swung over by Danny Harris, Tom Marshall makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Noble, Sam Oji manages to make a clearance.

47:39

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Noble, Adam Cunnington manages to make a clearance.

47:08

Sam Oji gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Harris. Free kick taken by Mark Arber.

45:12

Tom Bonner concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Wright. Strike on goal comes in from Adam Cunnington from the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +3:21 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +3:18 Booking

Booking Adam Cunnington booked for dissent.

45:00 +2:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Elliot Bradbrook - Dartford 1 - 2 Tamworth Elliot Bradbrook scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dartford 1-2 Tamworth.

45:00 +1:11

Unfair challenge on Danny Harris by Sam Oji results in a free kick.

44:07

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble from the right by-line, clearance made by Sam Oji. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Tom Marshall.

42:23

Corner taken left-footed by Connor Gudger from the right by-line, save by Louis Wells.

41:42

Unfair challenge on Connor Gudger by Lee Burns results in a free kick. Connor Gudger restarts play with the free kick.

39:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Cunnington - Dartford 0 - 2 Tamworth Adam Cunnington finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dartford 0-2 Tamworth.

36:58

Jacob Erskine challenges Tom Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

32:48 Booking

Booking Jacob Erskine receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

32:48

Direct free kick taken by Mark Arber.

32:48 Booking

Booking Sam Oji is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

31:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lloyd Kerry on Tom Champion.

30:31

Tom Champion fouled by Adam Cunnington, the ref awards a free kick. Louis Wells restarts play with the free kick.

27:50

Centre by Connor Gudger, Lee Burns gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Connor Gudger from the left by-line, Mark Arber makes a clearance.

26:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Till - Dartford 0 - 1 Tamworth Peter Till scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dartford 0-1 Tamworth.

24:43

A cross is delivered by Lee Noble, Header from deep inside the area by James Rogers goes over the bar.

20:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Marshall on Danny Harris. Free kick crossed by Adam Green, clearance made by Sam Oji.

19:31

The offside flag is raised against Adam Cunnington. Louis Wells takes the direct free kick.

15:46

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble from the right by-line, James Rogers takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Oji.

15:46 Substitution

Substitution Connor Gudger comes on in place of Marcus Kelly.

12:59

Tommy Wright takes a shot. Save made by Louis Wells. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd Kerry from the right by-line, Jean-Paul Marna produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

11:34

Tom Marshall challenges Danny Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Green.

8:48

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Marcus Kelly from the right by-line, Tommy Wright produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

7:04

The referee blows for offside against Jean-Paul Marna. Free kick taken by Louis Wells.

6:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Barrow by Lee Burns. Scott Barrow takes the free kick.

4:56

Tom Champion fouled by Tom Marshall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Arber.

2:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliot Bradbrook by Tom Marshall. Adam Green restarts play with the free kick.

0:37

Jacob Erskine is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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