A double from Harry Crawford helped Dartford end their four-match losing streak in the league with a comfortable win over Ebbsfleet.

Liam Enver-Marum put Fleet ahead shortly after the break with a low strike.

Crawford equalised after latching on to Tom Bonner's knockdown and then put the hosts ahead from close range.

The Darts ensured victory when Elliot Bradbrook's 20-yard effort flew into the top corner.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman tells BBC Radio Kent:

"I thought Ebbsfleet came out and bossed the game for the first 20 minutes, but then I felt we grew into the game.

"At half-time I thought 'we've seen the best of Ebbsfleet, now we need to get into another gear'.

"We're off the back of four losses. At some stage that has to change for you, and it's changed today.

"Three thousand people have given up their Boxing Day to come and watch us and that's fantastic. I'm grateful to both sets of supporters."

Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish tells BBC Radio Kent:

"I'm disappointed for everyone, we've shot ourselves in the foot with our defending.

"I think individually there was some good performances out there but we've got to defend properly as a team and stop giving soft goals away.

"It's so frustrating because I know the lads care, I know that they are working hard, but there is a bit of naivety and it needs to be addressed and probably needs to be addressed with different personnel."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Dartford

  • 12 Bettinelli
  • 02 Rose
  • 04 Champion Booked
  • 06 Bonner
  • 16 Arber
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 14 Noble Booked (Rogers - 54' )
  • 20 Burns
  • 07 Hayes
  • 09 Erskine (Harris - 66' )
  • 21 Crawford (Collier - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Sutton
  • 13 Rogers
  • 08 Wallis
  • 15 Collier
  • 11 Harris

Ebbsfleet United

  • 01 Edwards
  • 06 Lorraine
  • 02 Stone
  • 11 Phipp
  • 14 Howe
  • 15 Barrett
  • 16 Bellamy
  • 18 Azeez
  • 05 Walsh Booked
  • 07 Marum
  • 09 Elder (Greenhalgh - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Menz
  • 03 Blake
  • 20 Folkes
  • 17 Greenhalgh
  • 19 Williams
Ref: Whitton
Att: 3,116

Match Stats

Shots

7 9

On target

4 6

Corners

6 5

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

89:37

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ben Greenhalgh, Marcus Bettinelli makes a save.

89:37 Booking

Booking Tom Champion receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

89:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Phipp by Tom Champion.

87:17

Nathan Collier is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Phil Walsh takes the free kick.

83:39

Tom Phipp takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tom Phipp.

83:00

Lanre Azeez crosses the ball.

80:43

Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

80:43 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Collier is brought on as a substitute for Harry Crawford.

80:43

Harry Crawford is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

79:30

The assist for the goal came from James Rogers.

79:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Elliot Bradbrook - Dartford 3 - 1 Ebbsfleet Elliot Bradbrook scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Dartford 3-1 Ebbsfleet United.

78:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Crawford by Paul Lorraine. Direct free kick taken by Mark Arber.

78:06

The ball is delivered by Harry Crawford, save made by Preston Edwards.

76:50

James Rogers fouled by Neil Barrett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Arber.

75:59 Substitution

Substitution Ben Greenhalgh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Elder.

75:16

Short corner taken by Tom Phipp from the left by-line.

74:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Bellamy by Lee Burns. Direct free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

73:05

Lee Burns crosses the ball, blocked by Phil Walsh. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Hayes, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Phipp by Elliot Bradbrook. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.

69:49

Unfair challenge on Lanre Azeez by James Rogers results in a free kick. Phil Walsh restarts play with the free kick.

67:02

Lee Burns provided the assist for the goal.

67:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Crawford - Dartford 2 - 1 Ebbsfleet Harry Crawford grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Dartford 2-1 Ebbsfleet United.

65:45 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harris replaces Jacob Erskine.

64:48

The ball is crossed by Tom Phipp, clearance by Tom Bonner. Inswinging corner taken by Tom Phipp, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Paul Lorraine misses to the right of the target.

63:03

Ryan Hayes produces a cross.

60:40

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Hayes from the right by-line, Nathan Elder manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Hayes, clearance by Nathan Elder.

58:58

Effort on goal by Jacob Erskine from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

57:48

The referee blows for offside against Harry Crawford. Direct free kick taken by Paul Lorraine.

55:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Bonner by Nathan Elder. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

55:06

Centre by Ryan Hayes, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jacob Erskine misses to the left of the goal.

53:59

Tom Champion fouled by Liam Bellamy, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Arber restarts play with the free kick.

53:05

Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

53:05 Substitution

Substitution Lee Noble goes off and James Rogers comes on.

53:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine by Harry Crawford.

51:24

Tom Bonner provided the assist for the goal.

51:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Crawford - Dartford 1 - 1 Ebbsfleet A goal is scored by Harry Crawford from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Dartford 1-1 Ebbsfleet United.

50:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacob Erskine by Craig Stone. Direct free kick taken by Lee Noble.

50:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Liam Enver-Marum. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

49:24

The ball is delivered by Lanre Azeez, Nathan Elder takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

48:48

Liam Enver-Marum has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

47:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Enver-Marum - Dartford 0 - 1 Ebbsfleet Liam Enver-Marum grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Dartford 0-1 Ebbsfleet United.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:16

Phil Walsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacob Erskine. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ryan Hayes from right channel, clearance by Paul Lorraine. Lee Noble takes the inswinging corner, save by Preston Edwards.

43:29

The ball is delivered by Lee Noble, Paul Lorraine makes a clearance.

42:39

The official flags Jacob Erskine offside. Craig Stone takes the free kick.

41:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jacob Erskine. Phil Walsh takes the free kick.

38:59

Ryan Hayes crosses the ball, Tom Bonner takes a shot. Comfortable save by Preston Edwards.

38:59 Booking

Booking Phil Walsh goes into the book.

38:43

Phil Walsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacob Erskine.

35:36

Centre by Tom Phipp, Effort from deep inside the area by Liam Enver-Marum misses to the left of the target.

34:14

Foul by Nathan Elder on Lee Noble, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

33:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Stone by Lee Noble. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.

32:30

Ryan Hayes delivers the ball.

28:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble from the left by-line, save by Preston Edwards. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hayes, clearance by Phil Walsh.

27:50

Elliot Bradbrook challenges Tom Phipp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

24:35

Paul Lorraine challenges Harry Crawford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Arber.

23:31

Craig Stone fouled by Harry Crawford, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Stone.

22:17

Elliot Bradbrook concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Phipp. Free kick taken by Craig Stone.

21:41

Header from close range by Elliot Bradbrook clears the bar.

21:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Walsh on Jacob Erskine. Ryan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

20:06

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Arber. Short corner worked by Tom Phipp.

17:56

Direct free kick taken by Phil Walsh.

17:56 Booking

Booking The referee shows Lee Noble a yellow card.

17:49

Unfair challenge on Paul Lorraine by Lee Noble results in a free kick.

10:16

Liam Enver-Marum delivers the ball.

9:13

Elliot Bradbrook challenges Neil Barrett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Lorraine.

8:30

Tom Phipp challenges Elliot Bradbrook unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

6:14

Liam Bellamy takes a shot. Comfortable save by Marcus Bettinelli.

5:38

Liam Bellamy crosses the ball, Mark Arber makes a clearance.

3:04

Lee Burns fouled by Nathan Elder, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

1:36

Paul Lorraine takes a shot. Tom Bonner manages to make a clearance.

0:48

Lee Burns challenges Liam Bellamy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Phipp.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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