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Dartford 2-1 AFC Telford United

Dartford hit two second-half goals as they came from behind against Telford to earn their first win of the season.

Tony Gray put the away side ahead before the interval when he finished Adam Farrell's right-wing cross.

Telford nearly extended their lead, but Rod McDonald's header cannoned back off the underside of the crossbar.

Luke Daley levelled when he found the net with a superb 25-yard strike and then set up Andy Pugh to tap in and secure the three points.

Meanwhile, Telford winger Josh Hancock, who has not played a competitive game for the Bucks since his arrival in June, has returned to his former club Witton Albion on a one month's loan.

AFC Telford United manager Liam Watson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I am still in a state of shock - the fact we have had three points in the bag and we've thrown it away.

"We have created chances and after leading at half-time, we lost it for 10 minutes and let a 25-yard shot fly into the top corner.

"We let them dictate play and when we lost the ball we let them keep it, we needed to not hold off them and have a leader in the middle of the pitch.

"We don't do ourselves any favours in the middle of midfield and this is due to a lack of discipline, we didn't press the ball."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Brown
  • 3Green
  • 4McAuley
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 15Collier
  • 5Bradbrook
  • 16Sweeney
  • 9Daley
  • 7HayesSubstituted forNobleat 69'minutes
  • 10PughSubstituted forCrawfordat 76'minutes
  • 23BradbrookSubstituted forHarrisat 51'minutesBooked at 88mins


  • 6Cornhill
  • 8Noble
  • 11Harris
  • 17Crawford
  • 21Ibrahim


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Hedge
  • 16McDonald
  • 17Platt
  • 4Byrne
  • 5Akrigg
  • 15OwensSubstituted forDeaceyat 72'minutes
  • 7Phenix
  • 11ClancySubstituted forCookeat 72'minutes
  • 2Baynes
  • 10GraySubstituted forSmithat 59'minutes
  • 9Farrell


  • 3Lever
  • 12Cooke
  • 13Pryce
  • 18Smith
  • 19Deacey
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Match Stats

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    Match ends, Dartford 2, AFC Telford United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dartford 2, AFC Telford United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sam Smith (AFC Telford United).

  4. Post update

    Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) wins a free kick.

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    Corner, Dartford.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Crawford (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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    Corner, AFC Telford United.

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    Corner, Dartford.

  9. Booking

    Danny Harris (Dartford) is shown the yellow card.

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    Foul by Rod McDonald (AFC Telford United).

  11. Post update

    Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

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    Corner, Dartford.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United).

  14. Post update

    Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

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    Attempt missed. Kristian Platt (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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    Corner, AFC Telford United.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Peter Sweeney (Dartford).

  18. Post update

    Jordan Deacey (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Daley (Dartford).

  20. Post update

    Michael Phenix (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

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