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Dartford suffer narrow defeat to managerless Forest Green

PUBLISHED: 13:56 04 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:56 04 November 2013

Matt Godden has extended his loan spell with Dartford from Scunthorpe United.

Matt Godden has extended his loan spell with Dartford from Scunthorpe United.

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Dartford lost out in a shock 1-0 victory for managerless Forest Green on Saturday, ending their run of five straight defeats.

The winning goal came after just five minutes, with James Norwood rising highest to nod home Marcus Kelly’s cross.

The Darts should have equalised through Max Cornhill shortly after, though his effort from a Ryan Hayes’ cross trickled wide of an open goal.

Goalkeeper Sam Russell was on hand to deny Dartford an equaliser in the second half, keeping out another effort from Hayes with his feet.

The loss leaves Dartford 18th in the Conference, with their weekend rivals jumping three points ahead of them in to 15th place.

But there was some good news for The Darts this week, as Scunthorpe United striker Matt Godden extended his loan spell at Princes Park for another two months.

Godden joined for a month in October and has scored four goals in as many appearances. The 22-year-old previously scored six goals in 11 games during two loan spells at nearby Ebbsfleet.

The Darts next face Salisbury away in the FA Cup on Saturday.

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