FA Cup - First Round
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Salisbury City 4-2 Dartford

Dan Fitchett scored twice as Salisbury won an entertaining FA cup first-round tie against Dartford.

Fitchett slotted home the opener from close in and the lead was quickly doubled when Ben Wright blasted into the roof of the net.

Elliott Frear drilled home a Fitchett cross to make it three before Lee Burns's volley gave the Darts hope.

Fitchett's header made the tie safe for the Whites before Max Cornhill side-footed in a late consolation.

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Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Salisbury manager Harris

"We've got a fantastic home record and I was delighted that we carried that on with a whirlwind first 20 minutes.

"We managed to give ourselves a great chance to go and win the game after getting three early goals.

"At the moment, confidence is sky high. I'm pleased for the lads, they deserve it for the way they work.

"We'll see what tomorrow brings. I just hope we can get a good draw."

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post-match: Dartford boss Burman

"There was some kamikaze defending. It was schoolboy stuff. It wasn't anything to do with the back four as a unit, but individually it was dreadful defending.

"You can't defend the way we did. We spoke about it all week and we had too many players doing their own thing and not doing what they were asked to do.

"I can take a positive away from the midfield three, but you try something, and if people are not capable of doing it, you have to think about it."

Line-ups

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 16Dutton
  • 15Wright
  • 10LewisSubstituted forThomsonat 80'minutes
  • 5J ClarkeSubstituted forMacDonaldat 64'minutes
  • 6Wilson
  • 7McPhee
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 20FitchettSubstituted forWellardat 81'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 14Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 3Hart
  • 8Wellard
  • 9White
  • 17Feeney
  • 21Thomson
  • 23MacDonald
  • 25Bittner

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 20Burns
  • 19Fry
  • 6Cornhill
  • 5Clark
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 7Hayes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forPriorat 61'minutes
  • 8NobleSubstituted forSterlingat 69'minutes
  • 15CollierSubstituted forIbemereat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hill
  • 4Sterling
  • 9Prior
  • 18Ibemere
  • 22Forecast
  • 25Dembele
  • 32Eisa
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
1,313

Match Stats

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Salisbury City 4, Dartford 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salisbury City 4, Dartford 2.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 4, Dartford 2. Max Cornhill (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Hayes with a cross.
Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).
Alex Woodyard (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Dangerous play by Jason Prior (Dartford).
Attempt saved. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Salisbury City. Conceded by Lee Burns.
Hand ball by Jason Prior (Dartford).

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Dan Fitchett.
Attempt missed. Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Jake Thomson replaces Theo Lewis.
Corner, Salisbury City. Conceded by Kenny Clark.
Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).
Kenny Clark (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 4, Dartford 1. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elliott Frear.
Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).
Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jason Prior (Dartford).
Corner, Dartford. Conceded by Brian Dutton.
Attempt missed. Ben Wright (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kenny Clark (Dartford).

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Tyrone Sterling replaces Lee Noble.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 3, Dartford 1. Lee Burns (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.
Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford).
Corner, Dartford. Conceded by Ben Wright.
Foul by Ben Wright (Salisbury City).
Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Salisbury City. Angus MacDonald replaces James Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Uche Ibemere replaces Nathan Collier.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Jason Prior replaces Danny Harris.
Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Collier (Dartford).
Attempt saved. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Foul by James Clarke (Salisbury City).
Ryan Hayes (Dartford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Salisbury City. Conceded by Lee Burns.

Second Half

Second Half begins Salisbury City 3, Dartford 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Salisbury City 3, Dartford 0.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 3, Dartford 0. Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dan Fitchett.
Corner, Salisbury City. Conceded by Kenny Clark.
Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).
Alex Woodyard (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matthew Fry (Dartford).
Attempt missed. Ryan Hayes (Dartford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.
Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).
Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ryan Hayes (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Ben Wright (Salisbury City).
Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Salisbury City 2, Dartford 0. Ben Wright (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.
Corner, Dartford. Conceded by James Clarke.
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