Your location is set to Dartford
Published: 08:00, 11 December 2016 |
Updated: 13:31, 11 December 2016
Disappointed Tony Burman claims Dartford 'should have finished Dover off' and face a tougher task to progress from their FA Trophy replay at Crabble.
Darts bossed much of the second half in their first round tie but only had Ronnie Vint's close-range goal to show for it as the game at Princes Park finished 1-1 to secure a return date in Dover on Tuesday.
Manager Burman admitted: "I thought the first 20 minutes Dover came at us and they had more chances. I was disappointed with the goal they got from our point of view because we didn't clear the ball.
Scroll down for audio
He added: "After half-time I think we were the only team that looked like we were going to win it and we haven't punished them.
"We didn't have loads of chances, you don't when you play against Dover, but the chances we did have were scoreable. We should have done better with those opportunities, but it wasn't to be.
"It's disappointing we haven't come away with a win."
Burman admitted the second game on the road will be a different, tougher, proposition.
He said: "The Trophy is very important but obviously neither team wants a replay. That's when it starts to interfere with your league fixtures.
"Nevertheless we go there Tuesday night and start again. We know what Dover are like now. We know it's going to be difficult but we'll go there and try to win the game.
"Dover are very rigid in the way they play. I felt we needed to change our system to go 4-2-3-1. It was working. I think we've done ok and in all fairness should have finished the game off in the second half.
"It's tough, playing away, it's a big pitch, but we'll enjoy ourselves and if we can be as organised as we were on Saturday, other than their goal, then I'll be happy and I'm sure we'll put in a good performance. We'll give it a go.
"We got a decent result against a decent side but we move on and hopefully Tuesday brings us more luck."
Tom Gardiner and Andy Pugh were forced off through injury and Burman admitted: "It's a little bit bare bones at the minute, we'll have to assess them to see how they are for Tuesday."
Darts and Dover will be in the draw for the second round on Monday lunchtime. Draw details will appear on KentOnline.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.