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Wrexham 1-2 Dartford

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 5Livesey
  • 14Tomassen
  • 3Ashton
  • 6Clarke
  • 29CarringtonBooked at 9mins
  • 12KeatesSubstituted forThorntonat 82'minutes
  • 16HuntSubstituted forDurrellat 58'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 9Bishop
  • 15OglebyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAnyinsahat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 28Artell
  • 1Mayebi
  • 4Thornton
  • 26Anyinsah

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 38McAuley
  • 4Sterling
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 6Cornhill
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forNobleat 83'minutes
  • 31Stevenson
  • 20Burns
  • 39PughSubstituted forClarkat 90+3'minutes
  • 40WallBooked at 24minsSubstituted forHarrisat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 37Suarez
  • 8Noble
  • 11Harris
  • 5Clark
  • 19Swallow
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
2,645

Match Stats

Home TeamWrexhamAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.
Corner, Wrexham.
Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).
Mathew Mitchell-King (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Durrell.
Corner, Wrexham.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Kenny Clark replaces Andy Pugh.
Foul by Lee Burns (Dartford).
Elliott Durrell (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Offside, Dartford. Lee Noble tries a through ball, but Lee Noble is caught offside.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Lee Noble replaces Alex Woodyard.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Kevin Thornton replaces Dean Keates.
Corner, Wrexham.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Alex Wall.
Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).
Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Dean Keates (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Elliott Durrell.
Corner, Wrexham.
Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).
Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Joe Anyinsah replaces Robert Ogleby.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Elliott Durrell replaces Johnny Hunt.
Attempt missed. Danny Livesey (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Hand ball by Alex Wall (Dartford).
Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).
Joe Clarke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).
Alex Wall (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Corner, Dartford.
Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).
Max Cornhill (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Foul by Rory McAuley (Dartford).
Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 1, Dartford 2.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 1, Dartford 2. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) header from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Robert Ogleby (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Robert Ogleby (Wrexham).
Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Offside, Wrexham. Johnny Hunt tries a through ball, but Johnny Hunt is caught offside.
Foul by Andy Bishop (Wrexham).
Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Offside, Wrexham. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.
Corner, Wrexham.
Attempt saved. Johnny Hunt (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Dartford.
Attempt missed. Andy Bishop (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).
Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.
Foul by Andy Pugh (Dartford).
Dean Keates (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Alex Wall (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Alex Wall (Dartford).
Danny Livesey (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Goal!

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