Forest Green dent Darts’ survival hopes

PUBLISHED: 15:56 14 April 2014

Dartford’s Conference Premier survival hopes were dented by a 1-0 defeat at home to Forest Green Rovers.

Danny Wright scored the only goal of the game seven minutes from time. A win would have lifted Darts up to 19th in the table but they stay third from bottom.

Max Cornhill, who scored the winning goal against Grimsby Town on Thursday, saw his early strike disallowed for offside before James Norwood’s low shot almost put Rovers ahead but he was denied by Darts keeper Alan Julian.

Substitute Wright won it for the visitors when he found the bottom corner with a left-footed strike late on.

Darts travel to Braintree on Friday before facing Tamworth on Easter Monday and have those two games and a trip to Nuneaton to save their skins.

Manager Tony Burman said: “It’s disappointing, but in fairness today we really needed to take the lead. If we’d taken the lead today, then there would have been a bit more adrenaline in the players.

“A lot of them were dead on their feet. It wasn’t to be and I’ve got no complaints at their efforts, but it got scrappy in the second half and that happens.”

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