Dartford missed the opportunity to climb out of the Conference Premier relegation places after losing at home to Forest Green.

The hosts thought they had taken an early lead but Max Cornhill's strike was disallowed.

James Norwood's low shot almost put Rovers ahead but he was denied by Darts keeper Alan Julian.

Substitute Danny Wright won it for the visitors when he found the bottom corner with a left-footed strike.

Dartford remain in 22nd place after the result, one point from safety while Forest Green move up to 12th.

Dartford manager Tony Burman speaks to BBC Radio Kent:

"It's disappointing, but in fairness today we really needed to take the lead. If we'd taken the lead today, then there would have been a bit more adrenaline in the players. A lot of them were dead on their feet.

"it wasn't to be and I've got no complaints at their efforts, but it got scrappy in the second half and that happens.

"It was a very important result Thursday night to get three points, I don't think we played a lot better that night, but we got the breaks and got the goal - which counts."

"Tired legs was going to happen - there's nothing I can do about that. It is a small squad we've got and we have a couple of injuries too - it's been our bug bear all season, but I can't fault the way the players have played."

Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock speaks to BBC Gloucestershire:

"Sam Russell made a couple of good saves in the first half and kept us in it to be fair, but I thought we looked nice and bright.

"This is a difficult place for us to come to, and to win 1- 0 is great, I'm really pleased.

"I didn't want the season just to filter out. I don't care what game we play, be it tiddly-winks or football, I want to win."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 38 McAuley
  • 04 Sterling
  • 31 Stevenson
  • 06 Cornhill
  • 08 Noble (Woodyard - 71' )
  • 19 Swallow
  • 20 Burns
  • 37 Suarez (Collier - 65' )
  • 11 Harris (Akinwande - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 32 Eisa
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 29 Holloway
  • 26 Akinwande
  • 15 Collier

Forest Green Rovers

  • 01 Russell
  • 06 Bennett
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 20 Oliver
  • 22 Green
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 04 Bangura
  • 30 Jordan (Wright - 83' )
  • 08 Klukowski Booked
  • 07 Norwood
  • 14 Taylor (Hughes - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 21 White
  • 26 Rodgers
  • 09 Wright
  • 29 Hughes
  • 23 Barry
Ref: Justin Amey
Att: 1,061

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

4 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dartford 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dartford 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

90:00 +3:12

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).

90:00 +3:12

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

87:19

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

87:19

Femi Akinwande (Dartford) wins a free kick.

82:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Daniel Wright (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

82:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Daniel Wright replaces Bradley Jordan.

82:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Femi Akinwande replaces Danny Harris.

78:51

Corner, Dartford.

78:23

Attempt saved. Danny Harris (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

77:49

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

77:49

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

77:15

Hand ball by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

74:13

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

73:21

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

72:46

Foul by Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers).

72:46

Max Cornhill (Dartford) wins a free kick.

71:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Matty Taylor.

71:36

Attempt missed. Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

71:06

Attempt saved. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

70:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Alex Woodyard replaces Lee Noble.

64:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Mikel Suarez.

63:47

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

63:47

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

63:05

Foul by Ben Swallow (Dartford).

63:05

Jared Hodgkiss (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

61:48

Foul by Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers).

61:48

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

58:13

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bradley Jordan.

57:57

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

57:33

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

57:12

Attempt saved. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

55:59

Foul by Lee Noble (Dartford).

55:59

Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

54:46

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

52:36

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

52:05

Foul by Mikel Suarez (Dartford).

52:05

Luke Oliver (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

51:21

Attempt missed. Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Dartford 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dartford 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

45:00 +0:48

Corner, Dartford.

44:43

Attempt missed. Ben Swallow (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

41:44

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved.

39:42

Attempt missed. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

38:59

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

38:59

Jim Stevenson (Dartford) wins a free kick.

37:36

Attempt missed. Ben Swallow (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36:47

Foul by Paul Green (Forest Green Rovers).

36:47

Mikel Suarez (Dartford) wins a free kick.

35:14

Attempt saved. Danny Harris (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

34:48

Attempt saved. Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

34:18

Attempt saved. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

33:20

Attempt missed. Lee Noble (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

30:40

Foul by Lee Burns (Dartford).

30:40

Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

30:00

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

29:37

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

23:55

Foul by Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers).

23:55

Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick.

21:06

Corner, Dartford.

20:11 Booking

Booking Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

19:50

Foul by Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers).

19:50

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

19:11

Attempt missed. Rory McAuley (Dartford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Swallow.

18:45

Corner, Dartford.

17:29

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

17:29

Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

16:32

Attempt missed. Bradley Jordan (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

15:26

Offside, Dartford. Max Cornhill tries a through ball, but Max Cornhill is caught offside.

14:13

Hand ball by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

11:59

Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).

11:59

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

10:19

Offside, Dartford. Danny Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Harris is caught offside.

5:09

Foul by Al Bangura (Forest Green Rovers).

5:09

Max Cornhill (Dartford) wins a free kick.

3:48

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

3:45

Attempt blocked. Yan Klukowski (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

3:05

Offside, Dartford. Mikel Suarez tries a through ball, but Mikel Suarez is caught offside.

0:48

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot 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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