National League
DartfordDartford1HalifaxFC Halifax Town2

Dartford 1-2 FC Halifax Town

Joe Ironside

Halifax bounced back from three consecutive defeats to beat Dartford in the Conference Premier.

The away side dominated proceedings after the break and Sheffield United loanee Joe Ironside duly tapped in Lois Maynard's cross to give them the lead.

Josh Wilson nodded in Adam Smith's centre to double the advantage, before Connor Essam headed a consolation goal for the hosts.

The Darts have lost their last eight games and stay in the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"We're all disappointed we lost the game, a lot of frustration crept in just before half-time and the start of the second half.

"We've got to have the confidence which we were starting to show in the last three games.

"They're working hard, we can't fault the work rate, but you have to have a bit of quality.

"We conceded two poor goals and put ourselves under too much pressure to get anything from the game."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 4Sterling
  • 12Essam
  • 5Clark
  • 20Burns
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 8NobleSubstituted forCornhillat 81'minutes
  • 17Martin
  • 31Stevenson
  • 21Godden
  • 16BirchallSubstituted forHarrisat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Collier
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 11Harris
  • 30Woodyard
  • 6Cornhill

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 3McManus
  • 20Maynard
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Ainge
  • 15Roberts
  • 18MarshallBooked at 30mins
  • 7Smith
  • 10GardnerSubstituted forWorthingtonat 71'minutes
  • 14Wilson
  • 36IronsideSubstituted forHolsgroveat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 34Patterson
  • 19Holsgrove
  • 12Senior
  • 37Love
  • 16Worthington
Referee:
Paul Rees
Attendance:
952

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dartford 1, FC Halifax Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dartford 1, FC Halifax Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

  5. Post update

    Dave Martin (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Kevin Holsgrove replaces Joe Ironside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dave Martin (Dartford) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 1, FC Halifax Town 2. Connor Essam (Dartford) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Martin with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

  10. Post update

    Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Max Cornhill replaces Lee Noble.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town).

  13. Post update

    Connor Essam (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 0, FC Halifax Town 2. Josh Wilson (FC Halifax Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonathan Worthington replaces Dan Gardner.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Dartford. Matthew Godden tries a through ball, but Matthew Godden is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Corner, FC Halifax Town.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Godden (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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