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Dartford 2-3 Tamworth

Kevin Thornton's second-half brace saw Tamworth claim three points at Dartford and seal the home side's relegation.

Elliot Bradbrook put the hosts ahead early on but the visitors levelled thanks to Jessy Reindorf.

Kenny Clark felled Kaiyne Woolery after the break and Thornton fired home the resulting penalty.

Thornton grabbed a third in the final minute and despite Bradbrook's late consolation, Dartford were down.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post match: Dartford manager Burman

"It's a disappointing day for us and a disappointing season all round in all fairness. We've had a go but we just couldn't cross that line.

"The club has been riding along nicely and it's been doing well and I'm sure there will be better times for us in the future.

"I'm devastated that I've put the club in this position - relegation is not a nice thing to happen.

"When you're winning you're the best manager in non-league football and when you're not, you're the worst."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 14Mitchell-KingSubstituted forClarkat 26'minutes
  • 20Burns
  • 31StevensonSubstituted forSuarezat 68'minutes
  • 38McAuley
  • 4SterlingSubstituted forWoodyardat 90+4'minutes
  • 19Swallow
  • 6Cornhill
  • 11Harris
  • 10BradbrookBooked at 90mins
  • 8Noble

Substitutes

  • 5Clark
  • 15Collier
  • 29Holloway
  • 30Woodyard
  • 37Suarez

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 2Evans
  • 34Keane
  • 7KerrySubstituted forBakerat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Richards-EvertonBooked at 43mins
  • 12CapriceBooked at 81mins
  • 3Hoban
  • 11Thornton
  • 17Peniket
  • 5Reindorf
  • 18Woolery

Substitutes

  • 8Baker
  • 10Byfield
  • 21Vanderhyde
  • 24Batis-Cande
  • 31Belford
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,465

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamTamworth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Dartford 2, Tamworth 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dartford 2, Tamworth 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Tamworth. Richard Baker replaces Lloyd Kerry.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Alex Woodyard replaces Tyrone Sterling.

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 2, Tamworth 3. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 1, Tamworth 3. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).
Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Ben Swallow (Dartford).
Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Jake Caprice (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jake Caprice (Tamworth).
Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Corner, Tamworth.
Attempt saved. Kaiyne Woolery (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Jack Evans (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Mikel Suarez (Dartford).
Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 1, Tamworth 2. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.
Penalty conceded by Kenny Clark (Dartford) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Tamworth. Kaiyne Woolery draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Rory McAuley (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Mikel Suarez replaces Jim Stevenson.
Attempt missed. Jack Evans (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Tamworth.

Goal!

Goal! Dartford 1, Tamworth 1. Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Thornton with a cross.
Attempt saved. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Corner, Tamworth.
Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).
Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Rory McAuley (Dartford) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).
Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).
Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).
Claudiu Hoban (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Tamworth).
Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jordan Keane (Tamworth) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dartford 1, Tamworth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dartford 1, Tamworth 0.
Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).
Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).
Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).
Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Tamworth.
Corner, Tamworth.
goal

As It Stood

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2Cambridge45231393982
3Grimsby452211121977
4Halifax452210132776
5Gateshead452113112076
6Braintree452110141873
7Kidderminster45201114771
8Barnet45191214569
9Alfreton4521717-467
10Forest Green45199171466
11Salisbury4519917-566
12Woking4519818-565
13Lincoln City45171315164
14Nuneaton45171216-863
15Wrexham45161019058
16Macclesfield4517721-258
17Welling45151218-357
18Southport45141120-1753
19Aldershot45161316851
20Chester45121419-2150
21Hereford45121221-2048
22Dartford4512825-2344
23Tamworth4510926-3639
24Hyde United451737-8010
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