Dartford boosted their survival hopes with victory at Wrexham.

Andy Pugh opened the scoring for the visitors from close range when Wrexham goalkeeper Andy Coughlin failed to hold a free-kick.

The Dragons equalised after Dartford failed to deal with a corner and Joe Clarke kept his composure to sweep the ball home.

But Elliot Bradbrook restored Dartford's lead on the stroke of half-time after Pugh's shot was half-saved.

Victory moves the Darts two points from safety in Conference Premier while Wrexham are now eight points off the play-off places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Wrexham manager Andy Morrell told BBC Radio Wales:

"We've gifted two goals today off our own comfortable possession in our half.

"They've nicked it off us and caught us, but we've had chances to win the game, chances to not lose the game and we've not taken them.

"I'm just hugely disappointed because we've had a great week, a really bubbly week, probably the best week's training this season and then you get hit with that at the end of it."

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

Post-match: Dartford boss Burman

"It's a very difficult place to come so to come away with three points is fantastic.

"It was a heavy pitch and the open chances fell to us. The second half was backs against the wall but you have to expect that against Wrexham.

"We defended very very well today. We showed a lot of spirit and all round it was a good performance.

"Whoever made the least mistakes was possibly going to win the game and I thought we were solid all the way through the 90 minutes."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Wrexham

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 05 Livesey
  • 14 Tomassen
  • 03 Ashton
  • 06 Clarke
  • 29 Carrington Booked
  • 12 Keates (Thornton - 82' )
  • 16 Hunt (Durrell - 58' )
  • 08 Harris
  • 09 Bishop
  • 15 Ogleby Booked (Anyinsah - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Durrell
  • 28 Artell
  • 01 Mayebi
  • 04 Thornton
  • 26 Anyinsah

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 38 McAuley
  • 04 Sterling
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 06 Cornhill
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 30 Woodyard (Noble - 83' )
  • 31 Stevenson
  • 20 Burns
  • 39 Pugh (Clark - 93' )
  • 40 Wall Booked (Harris - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 37 Suarez
  • 08 Noble
  • 11 Harris
  • 05 Clark
  • 19 Swallow
Ref: Jason Whiteley
Att: 2,645

Match Stats

Shots

8 3

On target

2 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

90:00 +5:29 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

90:00 +5:12

Corner, Wrexham.

90:00 +4:34

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

90:00 +4:34

Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:19

Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Durrell.

90:00 +3:02

Corner, Wrexham.

90:00 +2:19

Corner, Wrexham.

90:00 +2:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Kenny Clark replaces Andy Pugh.

90:00 +1:39

Foul by Lee Burns (Dartford).

90:00 +1:39

Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

85:17

Offside, Dartford. Lee Noble tries a through ball, but Lee Noble is caught offside.

83:40

Corner, Wrexham.

82:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Lee Noble replaces Alex Woodyard.

82:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Kevin Thornton replaces Dean Keates.

74:43

Corner, Wrexham.

70:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Alex Wall.

68:39

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).

68:39

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

64:46

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:47

Attempt missed. Dean Keates (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Durrell.

61:15

Corner, Wrexham.

58:49

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

58:49

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

57:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Anyinsah replaces Robert Ogleby.

57:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wrexham. Elliott Durrell replaces Johnny Hunt.

56:13

Attempt missed. Danny Livesey (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

55:39

Hand ball by Alex Wall (Dartford).

54:14

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

54:14

Joe Clarke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

53:55

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

53:55

Alex Wall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

48:54

Corner, Dartford.

48:03

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

48:03

Max Cornhill (Dartford) wins a free kick.

47:16

Foul by Rory McAuley (Dartford).

47:16

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

45:00 +0:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 1, Dartford 2. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

36:48

Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) header from outside the box misses to the left.

35:30 Booking

Booking Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:58

Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).

34:58

Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.

34:07

Offside, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt tries a through ball, but Johnny Hunt is caught offside.

33:23

Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).

33:23

Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick.

32:10

Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

31:33

Corner, Wrexham.

31:16

Attempt saved. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

28:30

Corner, Dartford.

27:06

Attempt missed. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

25:32

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

25:32

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

24:52

Foul by Andy Pugh (Dartford).

24:52

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

23:43 Booking

Booking Alex Wall (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23:24

Foul by Alex Wall (Dartford).

23:24

Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

20:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 1, Dartford 1. Joe Clarke (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

20:18

Corner, Wrexham.

14:53

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

14:53

Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

12:50

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

12:50

Jim Stevenson (Dartford) wins a free kick.

9:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wrexham 0, Dartford 1. Andy Pugh (Dartford) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Wall.

8:50

Attempt saved. Alex Wall (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

8:03 Booking

Booking Mark Carrington (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7:40

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

7:40

Jim Stevenson (Dartford) wins a free kick.

1:10

Foul by Alex Wall (Dartford).

1:10

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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