Cambridge United extended their unbeaten Blue Square Bet Premier run to seven games with a draw at Dartford.

Harry Crawford opened for the Darts when he converted Tom Bonner's cross.

But Michael Gash netted his eighth of the season for the U's when his free-kick wrong-footed on-loan Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.

Bettinelli made amends though with two saves in stoppage time to deny Gash and substitute Robbie Willmott and keep his side five points above the visitors.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"We could have said on chances it was a fair result.

"I'm just pleased we haven't lost. We've taken four points off Cambridge which is a great achievement for us.

"The players gave their all on Boxing Day and today and [having played] on heavy pitches, they're absolutely shattered.

"Cambridge were tired as well. It was one of those days where if one team scored a second goal, the other team wouldn't have got it back."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Dartford

  • 12 Bettinelli
  • 02 Rose
  • 04 Champion
  • 06 Bonner
  • 13 Rogers
  • 16 Arber
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 14 Noble (Harris - 60' )
  • 07 Hayes
  • 09 Erskine (Collier - 73' )
  • 21 Crawford

Substitutes

  • 23 Ibrahim
  • 08 Wallis
  • 15 Collier
  • 25 Porter
  • 11 Harris

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Roberts
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 34 Haynes-Brown
  • 11 Dunk (Willmott - 57' )
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 09 Gash
  • 15 Pugh
  • 17 Hughes
  • 28 Smith (Wellard - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Gibson
  • 08 Wellard
  • 22 Willmott
  • 31 Hurst
  • 32 Taylor
Ref: Swabey
Att: 1,716

Match Stats

Shots

4 14

On target

1 10

Corners

2 5

Fouls

8 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:10

Outswinging corner taken by Rossi Jarvis, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Josh Coulson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

90:00 +1:44

Robbie Willmott takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

90:00 +1:07

Michael Gash takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

88:39

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hayes from the right by-line, Mark Arber has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

87:41 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Wellard on for Sam Smith.

86:38

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

85:40

The ball is delivered by Robbie Willmott, James Rogers manages to make a clearance.

84:30

Danny Harris is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

84:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Bonner by Michael Gash. Marcus Bettinelli takes the direct free kick.

83:26

Corner taken by Rossi Jarvis played to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Collier.

83:11

Robbie Willmott takes a shot. Nathan Collier gets a block in.

82:40

Richard Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Gash. Robbie Willmott takes the direct free kick.

80:38

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robbie Willmott. Marcus Bettinelli takes the free kick.

75:26

Foul by Kevin Roberts on Richard Rose, free kick awarded. Marcus Bettinelli takes the direct free kick.

74:21

Mark Arber has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

73:54

Josh Coulson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Crawford. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Hayes.

72:50 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Collier comes on in place of Jacob Erskine.

72:05

Michael Gash takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

71:22

Robbie Willmott takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

70:06

Sam Smith takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis, Tom Bonner gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis. Tom Bonner manages to make a clearance.

66:33

Foul by Curtis Haynes-Brown on Harry Crawford, free kick awarded. Ryan Hayes takes the free kick, Effort on goal by Tom Bonner from just inside the area clears the bar.

65:48

The ball is delivered by Ryan Hayes, Unfair challenge on Kevin Roberts by Danny Harris results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

63:08

Sam Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Bonner.

59:59 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harris joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Noble.

57:45

Sam Smith is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

56:25 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Willmott replaces Harrison Dunk.

55:51

A cross is delivered by Liam Hughes, Harrison Dunk takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Bettinelli.

52:52

Handball decision goes against Tom Champion. Michael Gash produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

47:31

Curtis Haynes-Brown fouled by Ryan Hayes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:40

Harry Crawford is ruled offside. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

44:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Gash - Dartford 1 - 1 Cambridge Michael Gash hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dartford 1-1 Cambridge Utd.

43:45 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

43:34

Liam Hughes fouled by Tom Champion, the ref awards a free kick.

41:27

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Hayes. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

40:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Crawford on Liam Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Rossi Jarvis.

39:36

Centre by Sam Smith.

37:40

The ball is delivered by Kevin Roberts, clearance by Richard Rose.

36:52

Sam Smith takes a shot. Save by Marcus Bettinelli.

35:22

Ryan Hayes produces a cross, save by Jonathan Hedge. Lee Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Hughes. Free kick taken by Kevin Roberts.

34:11

James Rogers delivers the ball, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

33:15

The referee blows for offside against Harry Crawford. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

30:20

Rossi Jarvis produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

26:34

Corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis to the near post, Tom Bonner fouled by Josh Coulson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Bettinelli.

25:53

Mark Arber gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Smith. Free kick taken by Rossi Jarvis.

22:06

Tom Bonner provided the assist for the goal.

22:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Crawford - Dartford 1 - 0 Cambridge Harry Crawford gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dartford 1-0 Cambridge Utd.

21:31

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Noble from the left by-line, clearance made by Curtis Haynes-Brown.

13:53

Andy Pugh takes a shot. Marcus Bettinelli makes a save.

13:21

The assistant referee signals for offside against Harry Crawford. Jonathan Hedge restarts play with the free kick.

11:49

Unfair challenge on Kevin Roberts by Harry Crawford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

8:14

Sam Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marcus Bettinelli takes the free kick.

5:51

The official flags Jacob Erskine offside. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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