Dartford boosted their Conference Premier survival hopes by beating a wasteful Hereford.

Alex Wall, whose month-long loan from Luton was extended this week, steered home his third goal in five Darts appearances from Alex Woodyard's cross.

Michael Rankine, Jonathan Brown, Frankie Artus and Sam Smith all missed good chances to level for the Bulls.

And Lee Noble made it 2-0 by blasting into the top corner after his own free kick was only partially cleared.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"I've got to give credit to the players, they have been excellent since the turn of the year and that little bit of a spark is there.

"We came under a lot of pressure. They get the ball in the box early, but I thought we defended really well.

"The first goal has been placed, you don't have to hit it like a rocket. The second goal, you won't see a better volley technique. It's a great strike.

"We had tired legs, but we felt at half-time we needed to get out of third gear. That didn't happen, but we defended really well."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 38 McAuley
  • 04 Sterling
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 31 Stevenson
  • 06 Cornhill
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 20 Burns
  • 30 Woodyard (Noble - 67' )
  • 11 Harris (Clark - 91' )
  • 40 Wall (Swallow - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 37 Suarez
  • 08 Noble
  • 19 Swallow
  • 15 Collier
  • 05 Clark

Hereford United

  • 01 Evans
  • 05 McDonald (Bush - 72' )
  • 02 Leadbitter
  • 12 Collins
  • 06 Graham Booked
  • 16 Artus
  • 07 Purdie (Sharp - 72' )
  • 09 Walker
  • 17 Brown
  • 15 Rankine (Williams - 77' )
  • 11 Smith

Substitutes

  • 20 Edge
  • 03 Bush
  • 10 Sharp
  • 21 Lloyd-Weston
  • 30 Williams
Ref: Daniel Cook
Att: 1,137

Match Stats

Shots

5 16

On target

3 9

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dartford 2, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +3:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dartford 2, Hereford United 0.

90:00 +3:14

Offside, Hereford United. Jonathan Brown tries a through ball, but Jonathan Brown is caught offside.

90:00 +1:51

Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Kenny Clark replaces Danny Harris.

88:58

Attempt saved. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

87:59

Corner, Hereford United.

87:28

Corner, Hereford United.

85:21

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

85:21

Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

83:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Ben Swallow replaces Alex Wall.

77:50

Corner, Hereford United.

77:37

Attempt saved. Dan Walker (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77:14

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

77:14

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

76:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Cory Williams replaces Michael Rankine.

75:10

Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Hereford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Frankie Artus.

74:44

Corner, Hereford United.

71:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Sharp replaces Robert Purdie.

71:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hereford United. Chris Bush replaces Rod McDonald.

70:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 2, Hereford United 0. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

69:38

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

69:38

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

68:34

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

66:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Lee Noble replaces Alex Woodyard.

64:22

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Hereford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Leadbitter with a cross.

62:37

Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).

62:37

Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

62:03

Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross.

60:40

Attempt missed. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

58:17

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

58:17

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

55:02

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).

55:02

Dan Walker (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

54:09

Corner, Dartford.

52:45

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).

52:45

Frankie Artus (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

48:15

Attempt saved. Luke Graham (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Robert Purdie.

47:42

Corner, Hereford United.

47:04

Attempt saved. Sam Smith (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:33

Foul by Rory McAuley (Dartford).

45:33

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Dartford 1, Hereford United 0.

45:00 +1:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dartford 1, Hereford United 0.

44:27

Foul by Alex Wall (Dartford).

44:27

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

43:45

Attempt saved. Rod McDonald (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Frankie Artus.

43:08

Corner, Hereford United.

42:13

Attempt saved. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is saved.

38:27

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

37:27

Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

37:27

Max Cornhill (Dartford) wins a free kick.

34:32 Booking

Booking Luke Graham (Hereford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:48

Attempt saved. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

30:01

Attempt saved. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Daniel Leadbitter with a cross.

28:23

Foul by Jonathan Brown (Hereford United).

28:23

Alex Wall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

26:02

Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

26:02

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

24:49

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

24:49

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

22:56

Foul by Robert Purdie (Hereford United).

22:56

Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick.

20:53

Attempt missed. Max Cornhill (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19:56

Attempt missed. Michael Rankine (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

19:02

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

19:02

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

15:03

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

15:03

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

11:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 1, Hereford United 0. Alex Wall (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Woodyard.

10:45

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

10:45

Luke Graham (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

9:43

Foul by Luke Graham (Hereford United).

9:43

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

7:40

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

7:40

Jim Stevenson (Dartford) wins a free kick.

5:55

Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliot Bradbrook with a cross.

4:48

Foul by Dominic Collins (Hereford United).

4:48

Alex Wall (Dartford) wins a free kick.

1:55

Attempt saved. Jonathan Brown (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is saved.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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