Dartford crash to Macclesfield defeat

PUBLISHED: 13:56 18 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:23 18 November 2013

Dartford remain rooted in the relegation zone after throwing away a lead to lose 3-1 at Macclesfield.

A Matt Godden penalty gave Darts the lead in the north-west after 13 minutes, and it was a lead they held until halfway through the second half.

Three goals in the space of three minutes turned the game upside down after Scott Boden headed in after 66 minutes.

Then Connor Jennings scored twice in the space of a minute to clinch victory for Macclesfield.

Dartford are third from bottom in the Conference Premier, two points from safety.

Manager Tony Burman said: “We were 1-0 up, you think it’s a decent performance, we’ve defended alright, but a corner’s come in and there’s a poor clearance and they’ve equalised.

“It’s so disappointing we conceded another two goals after that.

“I felt we deserved something in the first half. We got the penalty and second half we should have kept the ball better and there wasn’t too much in the game up until then.

“You’ve got to do it for 90 minutes, not 65.”

They were due to face Wrexham at Princes Park on Tuesday night, a fixture which could take them out of the drop zone.

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